Willie Mae Flournoy
August 25, 1911 ‒ January 29, 2011
Willie Mae Flournoy, age 99 of Delaware, passed away Saturday, January 29, 2011 at Wintersong Village.
Her home going occurred just short of her reaching the centurion mark. She was born on August 25, 1911 in Sardis, Georgia to the late Wade M. and Jane Ellison. A resident of Delaware since 1943, she worked as a nurses aid for the former Crest Mount Nursing Center and was a housekeeper for the Easter day family.
A woman of deep faith, she was a longtime member of the Second Baptist Church and served on the church missionary board. First and foremost, she was a devoted mother to her large family and was an active participant in their lives. She was a member of the PTO for the Delaware, City Schools, while her children were in school.
With a green thumb, she treasured time in her garden, growing flowers and vegetables. She canned her garden treasures and craftily created flowers from paper. She was happiest entertaining and shopping. A wonderful cook, her sweet potato pie and home baked goods will long be remembered.
Throughout her life she cared for many and was mother figure to many more than her own children. Always the nurturer, the generations of her children were always most important to her.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children: George Flournoy of Delaware, Jane (Roland) Mullins of Columbus, Evelyn Durr, Carolyn (Herbert) Williams, Hazel (Thomas) Moxley and Beverly Coleman all of Delaware,
Vickie (Oliver) Evans of Columbus, numerous Grandchildren ,and countless Great-grandchildren and Great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her husband George and by sons Robert, Clarence, and Twins Sam and Florence, Bothers: David, Willie, and Arthur Ellison, as well as Sisters Gertrude Lowery and Daisy Ellison.
Friends may call 4-7 Friday at the Second Baptist Church, 55 Ross St. in Delaware. A Home Going celebration will be held 9:00 a.m. Saturday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. Williams St., Delaware, with Rev. Lamont A. Coates officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in her name to the church building fund.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com