The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at the First Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 191 Twin Church Road, Montezuma, Georgia. Reverend Jeffery Randle, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow at Champ Waters Cemetery, Twin Church Road, Montezuma, Georgia.
Mrs. Mary Lizzie Collier-Hambrick, affectionately called "Sister", was born April 3, 1933 in Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia to the late Save Collier Jr and Odessa Phillips-Collier. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Kyser Hambrick, and seven siblings, Annie Claude Forbes, Annette Collier, Arthur Collier, Charles Collier, Christine Catlin, David Collier, and Dorothy Collier.
Mrs. Hambrick acquired her education in the public school system of Macon County and was a graduate of Flint River Farm School, where she played on the basketball team. Mrs Hambrick, after graduating from school, then moved to Atlanta, Georgia where she pursued her career in education. She was a dedicated worker with the Atlanta Board of Education Public School System for 25 years.
She was a faithful member of Greater Moses Chapel Baptist Church Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia, where she served as the President of the Junior Mother’s Board for many years. Later, she moved back to her native home and rejoined First Salem Baptist Church where she was a member of the Missionary Board. Her passions in life were working in the yard gardening, planting, socializing with friends and families, and cooking.
She leaves to cherish her memories: two daughters Karen Yolanda Hambrick, Atlanta, Georgia, and Sheila Veronica Hambrick, Montezuma, Georgia; two grandchildren, Jasmine Kenisha Coer and Nicole Ashley Coer, Atlanta, Georgia; two siblings, Bernice Collier and Rosetta Turner, Montezuma, Georgia; aunt, Mrs. Elizabeth Williams, Montezuma, Georgia; a host of nieces and nephews: Angela Collins (John), Kathleen, Georgia, Arthur Collier, Jr. (Linda) Texas, Jackie Collier, Savannah, Georgia, JoAnn Agee, Birmingham, Alabama, Susan Causey (Homer), Fairburn, Georgia, Carolyn Forbes, Claude Lee Forbes (Linda), Darrell Forbes, Elaine Moore, Gwendolyn Forbes, Sharon English, Wynette Collier, all Montezuma, Georgia; a host of other relatives, and a close friend, Mary Harrison.