Funeral Services for Mrs. Roxie Grier Epps, Monday, December 22, 1997, 3:00 P.M., St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. Terence Gray, Officiating, Internment, Woodlawn Memorial Park, "Hutchings Services"

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To Friends and Family
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Don't spend too much time in mourning, Tears are for the sad, I left to be with Jesus
And this should make you glad.
Don't waste hours in grieving; No need to feel distress.
I'm tired of life's frustrations And had to get some rest.
Don't vex yourself with questions, Or try to reason why.
Life here for me has ended, It came my time to die.
Don't lose the love i gave you.
Feed it with your care. Grow it with devotion, And spread it everywhere.
Don't fret because my leaving, Came in such a way.
We'll have another meeting In God's eternal day.
Love Always Roxie

ACKNOWLEDGMENT
The family of Mrs. Roxie Epps wish to express their sincere appreciation for all acts of kin4ness during their time of bereavement. May God bless and keep ~ach of you.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1997 3:00P.M.
ST. PAUL AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
REV. TERENCE GRAY, OFFICIATING
INTERMENT WOODLAWN MEMORIAL PARK

The Obituary of
Mrs. Roxie Grier Epps
Roxie Grier Epps was one of nine children born to the union of Rev. and Mrs. Samuel Alex Grier of 1\'Iacon, Georgia.
She was a graduate of Ballard Normal School, attended Georgia Baptist and Fort Valley State College, where she received her B.S. Degree.
At an early age she joined the St. Paul A.M.E. Church and served as Teacher and Pianist of the Sunday School for many years. Later she organized the first Gospel Chorus and served as organist and director. She was an organ instructor, teaching others the skills of mastering the playing of the pipe organ. She was a member of the Friendship Club, serving as secretary for many years. She was a faithful and active member until her health failed.
Roxie Grier and the late Osie James Epps were united in Holy Matrimony in January 1945. To this union one son was born, Osie James Epps, Jr. of Jonesboro, GA.
Roxie served as a school teacher in Jones and Bibb County public Schools for more than forty years. She retired in 1976 while teaching at AdaBanks Elementary School.
Her service went beyond her immediate church and community.
Mrs. Epps led a full and useful life. She departed this life December 18, 1997.
She leaves to mourn: one son, Osie James Epps, Jr. of Jonesboro, GA; one brother, Freddie Grier of Macon; a devoted niece, Gwernette Vinson Rogers; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Obsequies for
Mrs. Roxie Grier Epps
Processional Selection ........ "When Peace Like A River"........... Choir Invocation .......................................... Rev. Walter Glover Scripture:
Old Testament .............. ..................... J . Jada Sims New Testament ..................... Rev. Walter Glover Solo ........... "Pre cious Lord'' ........... Ms . Barbara Boddy Remarks .............................. ..... ................ Mrs. Dessie Hill
Mr. Charlie Powell Selection ............ ... .................................................... ... Choir Eulogy ............................................. .... Rev. Terence Gray Recessional Interment .............................. Woodlawn Memorial Park

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