Funeral service will be conducted 1:00 P.M., Friday, January 17, 2014 at St. James A.M.E. Church, 1002 6th Street, Columbus, Georgia. Pastor Joseph Baker will officiate. Interment will follow at 2:30 P.M., Fort Mitchell National Cemetery, Ft. Mitchell, Alabama.
Sallie was born September 14, 1919 in Buena Vista, Marion County, Georgia to the late A.W. Williams and Rosa Bell Newberry Williams. Her brother, Rollin Williams, preceded her in death. She was first married to the late Frank Boggans, and to their union, two children were born. Both children, Rosetta Boggans Noble and Rosa Lee Boggans, preceded her in death. She later married the late Jim Fobbs, and their union welcomed two children.
Sallie was educated in the public school system of Marion County. She acquired her high school education from Buena Vista High School in Buena Vista, Georgia and Washington High School in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned her Cosmetology Certificate from Poro Cosmetology College of Atlanta, Georgia and matriculated at Albany State College in Albany, Georgia.
At an early age she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and joined the Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church of Buena Vista, Georgia. She moved to Detroit, Michigan and joined Ebenezer A.M.E Church. After retiring in 1985 from the Detroit Board of Education as a Paraprofessional Educator, Sallie moved back to Buena Vista, Georgia in 1988 and reconnected with Mt. Zion A.M.E Church. She later moved to St. James A.M.E Church, under the leadership of Pastor Sweeny. She served on the Missionary Board, Willing Workers Board, and Birthday Committee. She also worked part-time as a Public Services Radio Announcer for WAOK Radio Station in Atlanta, Georgia.
She leaves a legacy of love and memories to her beloved family, which include two loving and devoted children, Sylvia Moore (Tommie Davis) and Triandos Fobbs (Cynthia Brown), all of Buena Vista, Georgia; grandchildren, Ronald Richardson Sr. (Melissa), Woodbridge, Virginia, Nicole Fobbs, Detroit, Michigan, Aisha Fobbs, Diamond Robinson, Emerald Robinson, Shawndricka Shelton (James), Jason Moore, and Samantha Davis, all of Buena Vista, Georgia; a host of great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
They say there is a reason, they say that time will heal but neither time nor reason will change the way you feel about your love one.
May Jehovah comfort you in your time of need.