Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 5, 2020 at the New Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Hwy 41 South, Buena Vista, 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 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.
Mrs. Mollie (Mellee) Murray Best, the daughter of the late Jessie Murray and Ms. Carrie Lee (Murray) Wilson was born February 23, 1944 in Buena Vista, Georgia. She grew up in Marion County and graduated from Buena Vista High School, afterwards relocating to Brooklyn, New York. She attended Brooklyn CUNY City College. In 1975 she was joined together in marriage to the late Sgt. Cornell Best of Sumter, South Carolina. At an early age, she accepted Christ in her life and study at various bible institutions and was baptized as a Jehovah Witness, later she joined the Church of Christ.
Mollie worked in banking and finance. She retired from The East New York Saving Bank and The Bank of New York, Wall Street, Merrill Lynch Division. After returning to Marion County, she worked at the Marion County Sheriff Office, and she later became the care taker of Ms. Hattye Louise Brown whom she call her other mama. Mollie loved being of service to anyone who desired help. She served as a secretary on the West Central Community Action Council and The Taylor County Coalition of Black Women.
Mrs. Mollie Best leaves to mourn two sons, Anthony Carlton Murray, and Derrick Remo (Aretha) Murray of Long Island New York; one grandchild, Tia Nicole Murray; two great grandsons, Jayden and JoJo of New York; four siblings, Rebecca Murray, Far Rockaway, New York, John Henry Murray, Buena Vista, Georgia, Everett Murray, Florida, and retired Sgt. Alzonia Wilson Huntsville, Alabama; sister-in-law, Cupid Dean Murray; she leaves a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her siblings; Emmett, James Andrew, Willie Stanford Murray Walter Murray and Jessie Sales; and grandson Shamel Robinson.