The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Monday, March 24, 2014 at Upper Room Holiness Church, Georgia Highway 90 North, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Pastor Pearl Williams will officiate. Interment will follow in the Oglethorpe City Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Mrs. Battle was born June 25, 1953 to the late Alphonso Lyles and Everlena Smith Lyles in Smithville, Lee County, Georgia. She acquired her education in the public school system of Lee County. She was married to John Lee Battle, and to this union they were blessed with eight children. Six babies preceded her in death. She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and joined the band of Christian believers at God In Christ Worship Center under the leadership of pastor Willie Smith. Later she attended Evangelical Faith Vision Ministries, Inc. Albany, Georgia under the leadership of the late Bishop Isaiah Revills. She began to attend Church of God By Faith under the leadership of the late Elder Elmore Thomas, where her faith was renewed and she joined the band of Christians at Church of God By Faith. Later in life, she attended Upper Room Holiness Church of Oglethorpe, Georgia, under Pastor Pearl Williams.
Survivors are her husband, John Lee Battle, Oglethorpe, Georgia; two children, Rosa Goggins (Matthew), Montezuma, Georgia and Johnnie Battle (Cheryl), Americus, Georgia; siblings, Charlie (Daisy) Smith, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Annie Ruth (Harold, Sr.) Battle, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Rosa (Sammie) Harris, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Ernest (Ann) Smith, Americus, Georgia, Minister Willie (Blondell) Smith, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Dennis (Delphanie) Smith, Oglethorpe, Georgia and Edward (Mary Ann) Smith, Montezuma, Georgia; Grandchildren, LaKeisha Ford, Montezuma, Georgia, Laquasha Battle, Montezuma, Georiga, Erica Ford, Montezuma, Georgia, Contrabious Battle, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Keylexius Battle, Oglethorpe, Georgia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Eva Mae Johnson, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Junior (Mary) Battle, Oglethorpe, Georgia and Homer Lee Battle, Oglethorpe, Georgia; one aunt, Lorene Twenty, Americus, Georgia; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
- S.I.(Tuesday, March 25 14 08:27 am EDT)
May your family find comfort in Isaiah 25:8
- Becky Harris-Davis(Saturday, March 22 14 09:14 pm EDT)
I remember Mrs.Mae, she was a sweet person who always had a smile on her face. You are going to be missed very much, to the family, let your mom caring heart continue in your lives, let the memories of her bring joy to you always. May God comfort you all and be bless