The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, July 2, 2010 at Mount Olive Baptist Church, Mount Olive Road, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, Georgia.
Alice was born September 29, 1927 in Macon County, Georgia to the late Ed Shealy and Pearl Harmon Shealy. She was married to the late Charlie "Shack" Tookes and to this union they were blessed with eight children, Marvis Tookes and Cynthia Tookes preceded her in death and two grandchildren, Sula Van Marks and Santiargo Marks preceded her in death. She was preceded in death by six siblings, Lester Shealy, J. C. Shealy, Eddie Shealy, Bessie Mae Williams, Eula Brooks and Ida Pearl Shealy Tookes. She was a devout member of the historical Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church whereas she served faithfully on every facet of the church she loved so well.
Alice was a great cook and beautician, a dedicated wife and a wonderful and loving mother. She supported her children in all their endeavors.
She leaves to cherish her loving spirit and her legacy to all she touched along her so sojourn here which include; six children, Vernell Marks (James), Decatur, Georgia, Annie Nell Williams (Michael), Decatur, Georgia, Lydia Tookes, Myron Tookes, Maryland Tookes and Carlessa
Tookes, all of Montezuma, Georgia; ten grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two sisters, Jannie Mae Shealy and Dorothy Shealy both of New York City, New York. Other family members include two sisters-in-law, Alice Duncan and Sarah Tookes both of Ideal, Georgia and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
To The Family: I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. May GOD continue to bless each one of you.
It is with heartfelt sympathy that I pass on my condolences to the Tookes family on the passing of their beloved mother. May God bless and keep each of you within his cover during this trying time.
My prayers are with you and your family in times of sorrow.
To The Family,
We are sorry to learn of the passing of Mrs. Alice. She was a woman after God's heart,strong soldier in the army of the Lord. Mrs. Alice lived a blessed life and she is going to be missed. I will miss her sweet smile and loving caring spirit that she had for everyone. My prayers are with the family.
Sylvia Harrison Wilson
We will all miss Cousin Alice Neal. She has touched so many people in her life and her loss will be felt by all. May the comfort of God help you during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Bobbie Elaine Hosley-McGhee
To the Tookes Family,
I just travel this road 7 months ago I wanted to share with you that there are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go. ~May you take comfort in knowing that your angel is watching over you. With deepest sympathy
Mr.Edward McDonald & Family
To the Tookes Family
May the peace that comes from your Mother's memories and unwavering love for you, comfort you in the trying days ahead.
To The Tookes Family We Are So Sorry To Hear About Mrs.Tookes We Will Always Keep Her In Our Hearts
Love, The Griffin Family
To the Tookes Family:◦We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief.
We send you thoughts of comfort.
to the family our dearest sympathy are with you and your family at this time.Please know GOD is too wise to make a mistake. hold on to the memories,they last longer. GOD BLESS YOU ALL
melissa joiner and family
With Deepest & Sincere Sympathy to the Family. Cousin Alice will be sadly missed by all of us, and only God knows all about it. Just know that he will surely give you strength to carry on.
We Love Youall.
Sheila Clark & Family
With dearest sympathy to the Tookes Family. I know what you're going thru, I traveled this road about 3 yrs ago. But I must say to the entire family: Jesus is a friend who walks in, when the world has walked out. He can heal a broken heart, but he has to have all the pieces. With much love,
The Cheatham Family
FROM CLARENCE JAMES AND FAMILY, MRS. ALICE WAS A SWEET AND LOVING FRIEND
MAY GOD CONTINUE TO SHOWER YOU WITH ALL HIS BOUNTIFUL BLESSINGS AT THE TIME OF YOUR LOST. GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU IS MY PRAYER.
FROM CHARLIE SHORTER
Let not your heart be troubled. Yea believe in god believe in me.Sorry for your loss.You and your family are in my prayers.
Our sincere condolences, Just heard about your mother
Lande, Trelle,Patricia, Beth and Jimmie
Love to you all