Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Willow Lake Cemetery, Willow Lake Road, Fort Valley, Georgia.
Please be mindful that we will adhere to all government recommendations and mandates at all services at this time. We are limiting graveside seating to no more than 10 with masks being strongly encouraged. Other masked attendees are welcomed but will be expected to practice social distancing.
Graveside services, including burials, are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
Minnie Pearl Blue was born March 5,1949 to the late Fedow Blue and late Nellie Wells Haugabook.
She was a faithful member of the Brown Chapel Baptist Church where she served on the Usher Board. She also served wherever she was needed.
Minnie was a proud 1967 graduate of the historic D.F. Douglass High School and a 1972 graduate of Voorhees College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in English. She was also a 1978 graduate of Atlanta Area Technical School where she majored in Basic Childcare. She was preceded in death by her brother, Horatio Walker.
Minnie worked as a Lead Teacher for over 20 years at several headstarts such as Economic Opportunity Atlanta Headstart Child Development Program, Providence Learning Center and Development Corporation Headstart, Morris Brown College Headstart, and Clark Atlanta University Headstart Program. She worked as a Substitute Teacher at Macon County Board of Education from 2003 until the pandemic. She was the Assistant Chairperson for the Harriet Tubman Scholarship Foundation. She was a member of Voorhees College Alumni. She was a member of the Unified Historic D. F. Douglass Class Reunion Committee. Throughout her years of teaching, she received countless certificates and awards.
On Thursday evening, August 26, 2021, Jesus sent his angels to guide her home. When she reached Heaven she said my cares are all past, I’m home at last.
Minnie leaves a legacy of love and many wonderful memories to her beloved family which includes her loving and devoted great niece, Lunden Zoe Hill, Montezuma, Georgia, whom she was instrumental in her upbringing; six siblings and their spouse, Willie Walker (Connie), Montezuma, Georgia, Robert Johnny Buckner (Alice), Molena, Georgia, Mary Diane Ross, Marshallville, Georgia, Francine Stewart, Eatonville, Florida, Gloria Wells (Wesley Owens), Montezuma, Georgia, Charlette King (Raymond), Eatonville, Florida; aunts and uncles, John Blue (Artisher), Birder Mae Wright (Columbus), Polly Marin (Ben Richard), Charles C. Hayes, Sylvenia Wells; a devoted cousin, Ethel L. Polk, Chicago, Illinois; a devoted niece, LaShonda Owens Hill (Alonzo), Montezuma, Georgia; devoted friends and neighbors, Evonne Moore and Virginia Mathis; a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and beloved friends as well as the many neighborhood kids she mentored throughout the years including Joshua Perkins.