The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Friday, October 20, 2017 at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 10077 Highway 49 North, Marshallville, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Colonel Felton Memorial Cemetery, Marshallville, Georgia.
Grace Mckenzie Paster was born to the parentage of the late R.C. Lowe and Alice Taylor Mckenzie on August 2, 1927 in Canton, Cherokee County, Georgia. She was preceded in death by two siblings, O.J. Jones and Hazel McKenzie. At an early age she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. She was a faithful member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Grace loved her church, hats, dazzling suits, and her special pew.
Grace was united in holy matrimony to the late Thelmon Paster, Sr. for over 60 years. To this union they were blessed to raise seven children. Three, Ella Mae, Hazel, and Felman, Jr., preceded her in death.
During her working years she was employed as farm worker, and domestic worker where she served several families including Mrs. IIene Friesdom and Mrs. Donna Irby Williams. Later she gained employment at Southern Frozen Foods as a line technician and retired after 20 years of service.
She was also preceded in death by three sons-in-law, Rev. William Harris, Freddie Lee Harris and Tommy McGhee; five sisters/brothers-in-law, Ida Lowe (Tommie), Ella Lane, Mary A. Paster (J.D.), Norma Mckenzie and Nonita Felton (Dave), Elmo and Willie.
She will be cherished as a mother, grandmother and great grandmother spanning three generations. She was a loving, authentic woman who always told you the truth and not what you wanted to hear.
She leaves to cherish her memories four children Mary C. Harris, Marshallville, Georgia, Ernestine McGhee, Fort Valley, Georgia, Oscar Paster (Jessie Mae) Marshallville, Georgia, and Mary A. Bonner (Robert) Marshallville, Georgia; a daughter-in-law, Betty Paster, Marshallville, Georgia; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great grandchildren; three sisters, Susie Johnson, Miami, FL, Bernice Howard, Marshallville, Georgia and Earline Walters (Harvey), Hartford, Connecticut; a brother Felton McKenzie, Marshallville, Georgia, a step sister Bettye Ferguson of Akron, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Betty Lowe and Liza Mae Banks, both of Fort Valley, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including devoted nieces, Peggy Johnson, Atlanta, Georgia, Shirley “My” Bobb, of Maryland and Predita Howard (Steve) Byron, Georgia; devoted cousins Minnie Sneed , Mary Smith both of Marshallville, Georgia, Charles McGhee of Warner Robins and several special friends, Marion “Tiny” Lowe, Ella Rumph, Claudia Respress, Julia Solomon, Fannie Taylor, Elizabeth Allen and Charlie White all of Marshallville, Georgia.