The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, December 8, 2014 at Bethel A.M.E. Church, River Road, Montezuma, Georgia. Interment will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Whiteline Street, Montezuma, Georgia.
Mrs. Mary Louise Breazeale Jolley was born on December 4, 1922 in Westminster, Oconee County, South Carolina to the late Judge Washington Breazeale, Sr. and Emmie Latimore Breazeale. She acquired her elementary and high school education from the Oconee County public school system. Mrs. Jolly furthered her education and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina.
Mary was a member of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church where she served as president of the Bethel Choir, was a member of the Women Missionary Auxiliary Board, and a great supporter of all facets of the church she loved so well.
Mary was joined in Holy matrimony to the late Samuel Jolley, Sr. in June 1962. Lou, as she was affectionately called, became a true mother to his three children and was by his side until his death.
Mrs. Jolley was a devoted teacher and coach. She worked for the Macon County School System for forty years. She taught first grade at the Historic Macon County Training School and was a pioneer in integration of the Macon County School system. She was also coordinator of the Macon County school system initiative, “April Frolic," a community performing arts program for school-aged children. Mrs. Jolley taught and mentored many children from elementary through high school. Mary was a great basketball player during her high school and college years. She received her certification in basketball coaching and coached her teams to many victories at both D.F. Douglass High School and the Macon County High Training School. Mary was considered by many educators as a “godmother” and provided housing to many new teachers who came into the Macon County School System.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son Robert E. Jolley; five sisters, Elizabeth Morgan, Prudence Brown, Lottie L. Butler, Edith Wheeler and Ethel Grant; and three brothers, Clarence A. Breazeale, Johnny Breazeale, Herbert H. Breazeale
She is survived by two stepchildren, Dr. Samuel D. Jolley, Jr. (Jimmie), of Atlanta, Georgia and Chiquita J. Brown of Sandersville, Georgia; four siblings, Virginia Kay, of Westminster, South Carolina, Josephine Miller, Montezuma, Georgia, Nellie L. Williamson and Judge Breazeale (Maggie), Cleveland, Ohio; four step-grandchildren; four step-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.