The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at First Salem Baptist Church, Twin Church Road, Montezuma, Georgia. Reverend Coley Clark, Jr., pastor of Zion Grove Baptist Church, will officiate. Interment will follow in Champ Waters Cemetery, Twin Church Road, Montezuma, Georgia.
Bennie Rose Folkes was born September 24, 1947 in Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia to Elizabeth “Betty” Williams and the late William Folkes, Sr. One brother, Harold Loftly, and one half brother, Jimmy Lee Folkes, preceded her in death. She was educated in the public school system of Macon County. Bennie Rose received her Christian training in the local churches. She was a 1965 graduate of D. F. Douglass High School. After completion of high school, she moved to Newark, New Jersey where she obtained a degree in office management. While living in New Jersey, she was employed with various companies.
In 2000, she returned back to her native land, Georgia where she lived until her demise.
Bennie Rose Folkes leaves to cherish her memories: her beloved mother, Elizabeth Williams, Montezuma, Georgia; her siblings, Hobbie Fletcher, (Thomasine), Newark, New Jersey, Curtis Williams, Irvington, New Jersey, Marvin Williams (Kathleen), Irvington, New Jersey, Patricia Paramore (Gregory), Newark, New Jersey, Shirley Pizarro (Joel), Plainsfield, New Jersey, Jerry Williams (Lillie), Oglethorpe, Georgia, Brenda Warren (Henderson), Montezuma, Georgia, and Joan Agee, Birmingham, Alabama (whom she reared as her daughter); her half brothers/half sisters, William Folkes, Jr. (Sandra), Doris Mae Folkes, and Lorina Delores Folkes, all of Charleston, South Carolina; a host of nieces and nephews, including two devoted, Shirley and Christopher; a host of other relatives and friends, including several devoted friends, Doris Kelley, Perry, Georgia, Carrie Rackley, Bernice Collier, both of Montezuma, Georgia, and Montezuma Healthcare and Rehabilitation Staff.