The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, November 26, 2011 at the Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc., 607 Kaigler Street. Oglethorpe, Georgia. Interment followed in the Oglethorpe City Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Oglethorpe, Georgia. The Reverend Isaac Tookes will officiate.
Ms. Tookes was born February 28, 1915 in Macon County, Georgia to the late Charles Tookes and Willie Olgie Mallard Tookes. After fifty dedicated years of service, she retired as a private duty nurse. She returned back to her native home in 2005 to live with her daughter, Corine Griffin.
Ms. Tookes accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and joined Shady Grove Baptist Church and later moved her membership to Corinth Baptist Church of Garden Valley. After moving to Atlanta, Georgia, she joined the Colt Ministries whereas she served faithfully until her health began to decline.
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Willie Mae Hankerson and Hannah Tookes. She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Clara Regina Griffin and her only brother, Charlie Lester Tookes.
She leaves a legacy of love and memories to her beloved family which include: two daughters, Corine Griffin (L. J.), Ideal, Georgia and Laura Chisholm (Wendell), Quitman, Georgia; eight grandchildren, Valerie Hankerson, Boynton Beach, Florida, Gilbert Harris (Mary), Ideal, Georgia, Joyce Griffin Jones (Samuel), East Point, Georgia, Cynthia Griffin Patterson (Lorenzo), Jonesboro, Georgia, Michael Griffin, Ideal, Georgia, Bobby Ray Griffin, Atlanta, Georgia, Pershelia Faye Griffin Davis (Elzie), Americus, Georgia and Jocelyn Carter (Chauncey), Jackson, Mississippi; nine great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; several nieces and nephews including four devoted, Edna Carson, Charlie Tookes, Jr. (Glenda) and Reverend Isaac Tookes; a host of other relatives and friends.