The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday August 22, 2015 at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, corner of Russell and Johnson Streets, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Reverend Norris Harris, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Zion Road, Buena Vista, Georgia.
Queen, as her loved ones and friends affectionately called her, was born May 6, 1951 to the late Willie Luke Tookes and Mary Louis Harpe Tookes. She was educated in the public school system of Macon County, Georgia, where she acquired her elementary education from the Historic Oglethorpe Grammar School under the leadership of Professor Pauline Fields. She was a 1970 honor graduate of D.F. Douglass High School under the leadership of the late Professor T.E. Moone. She was a 1992 graduate of South Georgia Technical College with a degree in Cosmetology.
Queen was united in holy matrimony to Colvin Minter, August 17, 1973, and to this union, they were blessed with one daughter, Colbretta Q. Minter and one grandson, Jonathan Luke Thompson.
Queen accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior and joined Davis Chapel A.M.E. Church under the late Reverend Hudson. Later, the family moved their membership to St. Paul A.M.E. Church, where she so joyfully lifted up her praise and worship as a soprano in the Oglethorpe A.M.E. Mass Choir. She was the senior Sunday school teacher and also served as a Stewardess. In the Oglethorpe Circuit, she served as a layman, director of Children Youth Department. For several years, she was a foster parent.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Marvin Tookes.
Survivors are a beloved husband of 43 years, Colvin Minter; daughter, Colbretta Q. Minter, Ellaville, Georgia; grandson, Jonathan Luke Thompson, Ellaville, Georgia; siblings, Henry Leonard Tookes (Naomi), Jacksonville, Florida, Willie Eldred Tookes, Fort Valley, Georgia, Mary Ann Edward, Montezuma, Georgia, Doddie Tookes, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Irma Tookes, Oglethorpe, Georgia, and Gloria Dean Thomas (Rev. James), Buena Vista, Georgia; aunt, Ida Mae Tookes, Atlanta, Goergia; sister-in-law, Cheryl Tookes, Jacksonville, Georgia; brother-in-law, John Smith Minter, Americus, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.