The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Monday, August 1, 2011 at the First Salem Baptist Church, Twin Church Road, Montezuma, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Oglethorpe City Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Elder Terry Austin, pastor of St. Paul Primitive Baptist Church, Montezuma and Elder Walter Austin, moderator of the Flint River Primitive Baptist Church Association, will officiate.
Mrs. Harvey was born April 7, 1914 in Perry, Houston County, Georgia to the late Wayman Toomer and Lucinda Baldwin Toomer Law. She was preceded in death by three siblings, James Toomer, Willie B. Toomer and Eula Mae Carlton. She was educated in the public school system of Houston County and Peach County. In 1947 she was united in holy matrimony to the late Lucious Felder, Sr. (who passed away in 1965). She was blessed to be the mother of ten children, two of which preceded her in death, Willie Clarence Felder (2005) and Minnie Ruth Felder Mann (2010).
Being reared in a Christian home she learned early in life her path of duty. She worked alongside her husband on the farm for many years and later she became employed with the Macon County Clinic under the administration of the late Dr. Tom Adam and Dr. Fred Adam where she also acquired her nursing licenses. After the closing of the Macon County Clinic, she became employed as a nurse with the Montezuma Nursing Home under the administration of R. Dean Fowler where she retired after many years of dedicated services.
In 1969 she was married to the late Elder Preston Harvey and to this union she was blessed to be the step mother of Larry D. Harvey.
Her Christian walk with God lead her to joined Promise Land Primitive Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Joseph Bateman. After the closing of Promise Land she moved her membership to St. Paul Primitive Baptist Church of Whiteline Street, where she continued to serve as clerk and committee until her health declined in 2010. Sister Lucy Harvey, as she was affectionately called by her Christian sisters and brothers, was a strong supporter of the Primitive Baptist Faith. She served diligently on every facet of the church whether it was preparing food, cleaning the church and grounds for her meeting and even providing rides for others who needed a ride to the church. She actively attended the various Primitive Baptist Associations through out the Eastern Coast of the United States. She also enjoyed going to Kansas to visit her son, Reverend Dr. Grady Lewis Felder, Associate Pastor of 8th Street Baptist Church.
Mrs. Harvey treasured the times her children and grandchildren would gather at her home. While her grandchildren would run in and out of the house and children laughing exchanging jokes, she enjoyed the sweet smell of food permeating throughout each room. She also enjoyed fishing - the calm water and the excitement of reeling in her catch.
Servant of God, Well Done, Rest from thy love employ, the battle is fought, the victory is won, enter Thy Master’joy. “Firmly I stood on Zion Hill, And view my Starry crown, no power on earth my hope can shake, nor Hell can pull me down.”….from Hymn #353
She leaves a legacy of love and memories to her beloved family, including nine children, Mrs. Edna (Eddie) Snipes, Atlanta, Georgia, Reverend Grady Lewis (Sonja) Felder, Kansas City, Kansas, Mrs. Wyngia (Reverend Frank) Brown, Hillside, New Jersey, Mrs. Janice Love, Ellenwood, Georgia, Mr. Lucious Felder, Jr., Decatur, Georgia, Reverend Joann (Reverend Alfred) Wynn, Montezuma, Georgia; Mrs. Katheryn (Willie) Mann, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Mr. James F. (Flora) Felder, Stockbridge, Georgia, Mr. Larry Harvey, Americus, Georgia. Son-in-law, Earl Mann, Montezuma, Georgia; brother, Clarence Toomer, Kansas City, Kansas. Thirty four grandchildren, fifty eight great grandchildren and seven great, great grandchildren. A host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including: an adopted daughter, Dr. Marie Bacon, an adopted granddaughter, Candice Duncan, four loving and devoted friends, Sis. Bertha McDonald, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Sis. Lula Brown, Ft. Valley, Georgia, Sis. Lena Hillman and her daughter, Montezuma, Georgia and Sis. Catherine Durham, Andersonville, Georgia.
I am so sorry for your loss. no words can really help ease the loss you bear Miss Lucy took care of me many days at Macon County Clinic. my thoughts and prayers are with the family
Ophelia Waters & Family
My condolences to the family, We the members of the FLINT RIVER P.B. Association has lost a dedicated and strong soilder from the battlefiend. Sis Harvey will truly be missed!
Deacon Timothy Austin
c/o Bethlehem P.B Church
To The Family, We are sorry for Your Loss. Our Sincere Sympathy and Prayers are with You All at the time. May God Bless each of You.
We Love You, Sheila Clark & Family
With deepest sympathy. Ms Lucy you will be missed in our community.
Margaret and JW McCants
I hope you All the happiness in the lost of your Mother. It will take time for a brighter day to come. Remember the good times and that will keep you together in a great lost.
Rosa Clark. Mason
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Know that others share and care in your lost. Keep looking up, God is able to sustain you at this most difficult time.
I love you,
Serita C. Lanham
Lucious,we are sorry to here about the loss of your mother. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family
Lewis & Dorothy Felton
Revelation 22:13-14 I am Alpha and O-mega,the begining and the end,the first and the last. May God be with this family during this trying time.
I am Alpha and Omega the beginning and the end , the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments,that they might have a right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city . Rev. 22:13-14
MARY LITTLE OF FORT VALLEY , GA .
Scripture tells us "To be absent from the body is to be in the presence of the Lord." My condolence to the Felder Harvey Family in their hour of bereavement.
Wyngia, Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. Be encouraged and may God as time goes by heal you from the lost of your mother. Remember the bible says "Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning." God loves you and so do I.
Mr. & Mrs. Justin S. Hayward
I will always remember you as a good mother to your family and a dedicated Christian. Your legacy of dedication will always inspire me.
Ernest Jolly, Jr.
To the Harvey Family, you all have my deepest sympathy & may the Lord be with you all.
Warner Robins, GA
Mr. Felder our condolences go out to you and your family during the loss of your mother. Our prayer is that God will keep you now and forever. Weeping may endured for a night but joy comes in the morning.
We love you,
Sumter County Head Start, Americus, Ga.
To Lee, Korey and all the Felder and Harvey family; may you, and may we all, be reminded how blessed we truly are, as no doubt Mrs Harvey knew better than most having been surround by a kind and generous family she helped raise and teach.
With love to all,
My family and I wish to thank each and every one for your prayers, kind words, and any other act of kindness you showed us doing the loss of our mama. We are grateful for whatever the tact. We thank her Church family, if we did not thank you in person we saw you there. Her pastor and the Moderator we thank you for a job well done. We do not wish to leave anyone out so who ever read this message it is for you. Again we say thanks.
Mrs Lucy Harvey’s 9 children