The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, April 16, 2016, Jehovah Baptist Church, 110 Chatham Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia, where Reverend Glenn Bryant is pastor. Reverend Hosie Waters, pastor of Magnolia Baptist Church, Montezuma Georgia, will officiate.
A wonderful arm full of bubbling brown sugar of Mary Willie Hammond, a single Mom;
She grew up smart, cute, and strong;
A Christian who loved God exceedingly so;
A young lady who was a looker, when she met Lorenzo, her beau;
A young blushing bride and wife, before Lorenzo’s departure, for 56 years;
A mother of 6 and nothing from them but joy;
Hmmm, maybe a couple of tears;
A worker with nothing but accolades from her bosses;
A retirement “truly earned” after few absent days from work or losses;
A board member of several organizations;
Who, as a member, was fortunate to travel a lot;
Traveling, what an education;
When someone said let’s go, she was a “Johnny on the spot”;
A “dresser” with a wardrobe that could put Vogue magazine to shame;
Who was that? Leola was her name;
Children, grands, and great-grands;
And 93 years to tout;
God was good to her;
And That’s no doubt!
Great grandchildren: Timothy Joseph and Aaron James Hankerson (New Jersey); Simone Kristiana, Hailey Alexis and Harold Devaughn Hankerson, III, Marietta; Timberly Monique Mathis, Fort Valley; Jiselle Ruby Willis, Smyrna; Colton Aaron James Dyson, Mableton.
She truly cared deeply for her family and her many wonderful friends as well.
Mrs. Leola Hankerson, “Bimmie" as she was affectionately called, will be truly missed by all who knew her