The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., March 28, 2011 at Living Sacrifice No. II Church of God In Christ, Corner of Whiteline Street and River Road, Montezuma, Georgia. Elder Walter Austin, pastor of New Phillip Primitive Baptist Church and Moderator of the Flint River Primitive Baptist Association, will officiate. Interment will follow in Champ Waters Cemetery, Twin Church Road, Montezuma, Georgia.
Sister Sophia Lee Richardson Austin was born December 16, 1963 in Macon County, Georgia to Mrs. Emma Kate Range Richardson and the late George Washington Richardson. She was educated in the public school system of Macon County, Georgia. She was a 1982 graduate of D. F. Douglass High School. At an early age, she join Saint Paul Primitive Baptist Church on February 8, 1983. Sophia was a very easygoing person. She captured her heart to Mr. Henry Alton Williamson on December 4, 1984. To this union, she was blessed with one daughter. In June 1995, she was united in Holy matrimony to the late Charles LaRue Spearmen. To this union, she was blessed with another daughter. In mid 1997, she moved her membership to Mount Calvary Primitive Baptist Church of Andersonville, Georgia. After the death of her husband in 1998. On May 13, 2000, she moved back to her home church (Saint Paul Primitive Baptist Church), Montezuma, Georgia. In June 2000, she met Elder Terry Austin who became the pastor of Saint Paul Primitive Baptist Church. On August 17, 2007, with the blessings of God, they were united in Holy matrimony. To this union, she was blessed with two stepsons. At Saint Paul Primitive Baptist Church, she served as a clerk and committee for many dedicated years.
After many dedicated years of service, she was employed with Cooper Lighting Company of Americus, Georgia. She was a faithful employee with Cooper Lighting until her health began to fail.
She leaves to cherish her memories a devoted husband of four years, Elder Terry Austin, Montezuma, Georgia; two loving daughters, Trameca Williamson and Karie Spearman, both of Montezuma, Georgia; two stepsons, Dewayne Swarn, Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Terrance Austin (Kim), Cairo, Georgia; two grandchildren, Jordan Williamson and Amari Williamson, Montezuma, Georgia; three step grandchildren, TaCameron Austin, Kymeria Austin and Dezstany Austin, all of Cairo, Georgia; a devoted mother, Emma Richardson, Montezuma, Georgia; six beloved siblings, Walter Richardson, Atlanta, Georgia, Otis Richardson, Montezuma, Georgia, Elder Nancy Lee, Montezuma, Georgia, Mildred Harrison (James), Oglethorpe, Georgia, Georgette Richardson, Forest Park, Georgia and Emma Hall, Oglethorpe, Georgia; six aunts, Patsy Range, Atlanta, Georgia, Katherine Dunham, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Julia Martin, West Palm Beach, Florida, Alice Sherten, Atlanta, Georgia, Thelma Sherten Hall, Atlanta, Georgia and Jessie Sherten Milner (Henry), Atlanta, Georgia; her Godson, Caleb Range, East Point, Georgia, mother-in-law, Sylvia Austin, Macon, Georgia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Elder Walter Austin (Deloise), Macon, Georgia, Elder Richard Austin (Ruby), Juliett, Georgia, Valerie Austin, Macon, Georgia, Elder Alonzo Austin (Marian), Riverdale, Georgia, Avis Austin, Macon, Georgia and Todd Austin, Macon, Georgia; a host of loving and caring nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including her church family of Saint Paul Primitive Baptist Church.
I love you Sophia, but God you love you best. Rest in peace cousin.
R.I.P Cousin Sophie. We love you.
Jeffery & Jenicia Winslow
You will be greatly missed. I loved you, but God loved you best. Rest Peacefully Cousin.
My deepest sympathy to the family of Sophia. May the Lord strengthen you all during this most difficult time.
Patricia Wallace & Family
To the family of Ms Sophia Austin, We are sending our condolences and our prayers to each and everyone of you,
The Pina and Hartage family, Lisa Hartage
Sophie will be dearly missed and her warm smile as well. Keeping the family in prayer.
Helen Journey-Walters & Family
Sophia you were a very dear friend with a humble heart I will truly miss you.My deepest sympathy to the family cherish the memories.
To the family and to Elder Austin and Ms. Emma, our heatfelt expressions of sorrow and sympathy are extended. We also extend our prayers of encouragement and belief that Sophia is in a better place. She trusted Christ as her savior and by that faith she is now healed. Be encouraged that through her passion for God, she will see you when He comes again. She is now one of His lovely angelic helpers--and she is smiling at her loved ones hoping that they to will seek God’s face and meet her in His Heavenly home. Take comfort in the Holy Word of God because He is worthy. God's favor and peace to you is our hope and prayer.
Prince and Esther Brown and family--Lithonia, Georgia
When someone you love become a memory become a treasure.
Ophelia Waters & Family
We will miss you "lil bit" but all of the songs and laughter that we shared will never be forgotten "UNION"
WILL NEVER SOUND THE SAME REST IN PEACE MY DEAR FRIEND A REST WELL DESERVED.
To the family may god strengthen you in your time of sorrow. you are in my thoughts and prayers,
Melba Neal & Family
Our prayers are with you doing these dark moments of life. I pray that god will give you strength to over come your griefs and help you understand his will.
Brenda Davis & Sarah Clark
May your hearts be lightened, there is peace in the valley at last. Keeping you and your family in our prayers. With deepest sorrow for your loss.
Edras & Mary Washington
A beautiful soul has being called into the kingdom. May you find peace and rest. With deepest sorrow for your loss. Keeping you in our prayers.
Bennie & Barbara Duncan and Family
I send my deepest condolences to the loved ones of Mrs. Sophia Austin. I didn't personally know Mrs. Sophia, but I feel as though I did from the kind words her nephew Lynor always spoke of her. He said she was a strong woman. Looking at her picture I see she was also a beautiful woman, I can imagine how much she's loved and will be missed. She's now resting in the arms of the Lord, I pray her family finds peace and comfort in knowing that. I will continue to pray for you all. I know God will give you all strength, because he did it for me. You're in my thoughts and may God continue to bless you all.
Ada M. Ware of Phoenix, Arizona
Carrie we are praying for you & your family during this difficult time. Just keep depending on the Lord and He will take care of you. We love you.
We the members of Mt. Carmel Primitive Baptist Church, are so very sorry for the passing of your wife. May the Lord pours out his blessing in behalf of your family. Stay strong in the Lord!
From Mt. Carmel Primitive Baptist Church; Macon County, Ideal, GA. Pastor Elder R. Miller, Jr.
Elder Terry Austin and family do have our deepest sympathy in the passing or your loving wife. Be strong in the Lord!
My deepest sympathy to the family.
Benjamin Rucker & Family
You will be missed dearly. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Patricia Hill & family