The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, February 9, 2013 at First Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 191 Twin Church Road. Montezuma, Georgia. Interment will follow in Champ Waters Cemetery, Twin Church Road, Montezuma, Georgia
Mother Woolfork was born June 28, 1932 in Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia to the late Cleveland Whitehead, Sr. and Pennie Brown Whitehead. She was preceded in death by six siblings: Roy Whitehead, Marvin Whitehead, Mazelle Whitehead McKenzie, Nathaniel Whitehead, Lula Whitehead Harvey and Clevelle Whitehead. She acquired her education from the historic Flint River Farm School. At an early age, she joined the Poplar Spring Baptist Church of Unadilla, Georgia. She later joined the Shade Arnold Baptist Church, where she was very active as a choir member, Mission Board, and Hospitality Committee.
Mother Woolfork’s heart was captured by the one and only Anthony Woolfork, Sr. They were united in holy matrimony and to this union they were blessed with eight children, twenty-five grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.
Recognizing that services is the rent we pay for our space on earth, Mother Woolfork, along with her husband, had a new vision and a new awakening in their spiritual lives. Together they were the founders of New Vision Tabernacle. She served as Mother of the church, Prayer Change Ministry and Mother’s Board Ministry. As Mother of the church, she kept the church ministries functioning and active. She was a caring and generous person on whom family, friends and neighbors could always depend for boundless love and support.
She touched many people in her career. She was always in a leadership position on the job. She was employed with Southern Frozen Foods, ILC Manf. and Macon County Headstart and retired after many years of dedicated services as a paraprofessional. Being very active in the community and dedicated to the cause of helping other, she became a volunteer with Americo Vista.
She leaves a legacy of love and memories to eight children, Bishop Jimmy Woolfork (Cassandra), College Park, Georgia, Theodora Tookes, Ft. Valley, Georgia, Anthony Woolfork, Jr., Montezuma, Georgia, Bernadette Hughes (Jerome), Macon, Georgia, Paula Johnson (Jimmie), Bonaire, Georgia, Donald Woolfork (Tamu), Ellenwood, Georgia, Ronald Woolfork (Denise) and Stanislaus Woolfork (Aldasha) all of Conyers, Georgia; 25 grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren; five siblings, Euis B. Bazile, Warner Robins, Georgia, Irene Johnson (Oscar) Fairburn, Georgia, Rev. Amos Whitehead, Sr. (Shirley), Montezuma, Georgia, Cleveland Whitehead, Jr. (Lildora), Lithonia, Georgia and Fredrick West (Gwendolyn); eleven additional sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Alonzo Woolfork, Jr. (Inez), Earl Woolfork (Mattie Mae), Marie Woolfork, JoAnne Woolfork, all of Montezuma, Georgia, Evelyn Whitehead, Greensboro, Georgia, Oscar McKenzie, Clayville, New York, Roosevelt Woolfork (Yvonne), Orlando, Florida, Jewell Lee Woolfork, Immockalee, Florida, Mollie Reed (Robert) Warner Robins, Georgia, Geneva Carter (James), Tifton, Georgia and Eddie Woolfork (Michelle), Canton, Michigan; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
- Taylor Turner (Saturday, February 23 13 01:58 pm EST)
you are now in heaven with myrtis my grandmother so you both rest in peace
- sonceria turner (Saturday, February 23 13 01:24 pm EST)
wow i did not know but RIP
- Shannon Linwood/Shannon Jr. (Monday, February 11 13 10:20 am EST)
Mother Woolfork will be missed...just would like to say to the family, to continue to trust in God...be BLESSED!!!
- Nathaniel Linwood (Monday, February 11 13 10:16 am EST)
I saw Mother just some weeks before she got sick, we were so glad to see each other. We laughed and smiled , she was of love for all. She was special to me, for she was there for me with love and there was this very special time when she rescued me, I was bout 17 then.
- Becky Harris-Davis (Sunday, February 10 13 08:09 pm EST)
TO The Woolfork Family, May GOD keep you all safe and sound in his arms. Mrs. Woolfork was a GREAT WOMEN OF GOD who lead by example, you always had a warm word to share to let you know that she cares,. Her love was widespread and it was true. May your memories of your mom be heartfelt and full of joy. GOD BLESS you all
- Bennetha Jenkins (Saturday, February 09 13 08:46 pm EST)
To the Woolfork family
Thanks for sharing your mother love with my family for so many years. May GOD send an angel to minister to your heart in the days, weeks, months and years to come. Mother Woolfork was truly a precious jewel!!!!
Mother Lula King and family
- Shirley Ray (Saturday, February 09 13 03:31 pm EST)
I will always love you Aunt Bunnie and may you rest in peace.
- Brothers of South Fulton Lodge No. 598 (Friday, February 08 13 10:00 pm EST)
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during your time of loss.
- MS.MELVYNA CURGIL (Friday, February 08 13 03:14 pm EST)
sorry for your loss i will be praying for your family.
- Eva Hart-Arnold (Friday, February 08 13 02:47 pm EST)
To the Woolfork and Whitehead family, in your time of sadness, thoughts of heartfelt sympathy are with you. May God bless.
- Ophelia Waters & Family (Friday, February 08 13 01:08 pm EST)
In an old English churchyard there is an inscription "Who plucked that flower" cried the gardener as he walked through the garden his fellow servant answered "the MASTER" and the gardener held his peace A lovely flower Mrs.Anna Woolfork will remain very alive in our memories and admiration.She was really special I am glad to have know her Please know that the family is in my prayers
- Pastor and Lady Jerry J. Sanders (Friday, February 08 13 10:37 am EST)
Mother Woolfork will never be forgotten for truly see will live on in the hearts of all her former students. Even in looking back over my life I have identified where she has made a drastic impact on my life as a husband, christian, pastor, and teacher. I must say she will live on, and she is living in me. I will miss Mother Woolfork, but I know God truly does knows best.
- Mellanese Linwood (Friday, February 08 13 10:04 am EST)
To the family of Mother Anna B. Woolfork, she was a very nice person. Everytime I see her somewhere, She always so happy to see me. She always give me the wisdom that I needed. She will be missed.
- Bobbie J Linwood (Friday, February 08 13 08:38 am EST)
The kindness , the caring and love will surely be missed that Mother showed so much of for all of those she knew. I'm glad to have been a part of it all. I remember her singing so many songs, but the one that I still hear and remembers the most is... Your Grace and Mercyyyyyyyyyyyyyy...whew lawdy!!! To the family, I know your hearts are at peace, for God is indeed mindful of you.
- Gale Wingfield & Spencer Turner (Thursday, February 07 13 09:06 pm EST)
May God Be With The Family
- Mae Belle Thomas (Thursday, February 07 13 10:13 am EST)
Thoughts and prayers are with you,Amilla.
- Joseph L. Hicks, Jr (Wednesday, February 06 13 06:45 pm EST)
My condolences to the Woolfork family