A wake service will be held on Friday, April 1, 2016 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel Inc., 607 Kaigler Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Second Salem Baptist Church, Travelers Rest Road, Montezuma, Georgia, where Reverend D.C. Bell is pastor. Bishop H.E. Franklin of Word Alive Christian Center in Atlanta, GA will officiate. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.
Octavia Waters was born May 6, 1923 in Montezuma, Georgia to the late Horace Adams and Ruth Green. At an early age she accepted Christ as her personal Savior. She joined the band of Christian believers at Second Salem Baptist Church in Montezuma, GA under the leadership of Reverend K.T. Hayes. While at Second Salem, she served as secretary of Sunday School. She also served on the Usher Board and sang in the choir. In her later years, she attended Word Alive Christian Center in Atlanta, GA under the leadership of Bishop H.E. Franklin.
She was married to the late Mr. James Waters . She was preceded in death by 3 of her children, Ms. Ruth Ann Waters, Mr. William Crenshaw Adams, and Mr. Gary Waters.
Octavia was a homemaker. She will be remembered for her straightforwardness with a twinge of humor, her quick wit, and her passion for life. She was a mother to all who came into contact with her.
She is survived by her children, Mrs. Phyllistine Gardner (David of Kennesaw, GA, Willie J. Grier, Charlie Waters, Marquita Adams (Billy) all of Atlanta, GA and Ophelia Waters of Montezuma, Georgia; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren; a sister, Dr. Phyllis Slaymon of North Carolina; two nieces, Octavia Pearsall (Micheal), North Carolina, Kathrina Simmons (Philip), Savannah, Georgia; a host of many cousins, relatives, friends to carry on her memory including Samuel Ortiz, Clearwater, Florida who was like a son; and three loving caregivers, Ms. Katrina Harris, Mrs. Priscilla Styles and Mrs. Tiffany Styles.