Funeral Services for Mrs. Mary Henry Fitzhugh, 1913-2003, June 30, 2003, 11:00 A.M., Saint Paul AME Church, Macon, Georgia, Officiating/Rev. Terence Gray, Interment, Fort Hill Community Cemetery, Macon, Georgia, "Hutchings Services"

Pa((6earers

Active

Honorary

~d Rainey Sr.

Brian Fitzhugh

Reginald Cummings

Kenneth Fitzhugh

David Johnson

Eaan Rainey

Morris Bell

Edward Rainey

John Crawford

Julian Fitzhugh

Gregory Fitzhugh

Anderson Fitzhugh

Keith Royal

Sherod Fitzhugh

~cknow{edaement
Mary, our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and
great-great-grandmother lived a very long, productive and rewarding life on this part of her journey. She has given unselfishly and competely to helping others in her community ....and NOW it is her turn to collect her chips and receive your blessing as she leaves quitely to a new life with the creator. We, the family, wish to express our sincere appreciation for your many prayers, your talents and the worldly gifts that were bestowed on us over the past 70 years and especially this period of our mothers passing.

June 10, 2003
11:00 A.M.
Saint Paul AME Church Macon, Georgia
Officiating/Rev. Terence Gray
Internment C01mn1unity Cemetery, Macon Georgia
t'?-futcfiinas Services"

THE PRELUDE............................................................Musician/Choir THE PROCESSIONAL...................Ministers, Pallbearers and Family
THE HYMN OF COMFORT.............................Choir & Congregation AMAZING GRACE #226
THE PRAYER OF CONSOLATION,,.............. Rev 'Terence R. Gray
LITURGY OF THE WORD
Old Testament...Psalm 148, I,II, III.....................................Rev Gray New Testan1ent....II Cornithians 5: 1-10 ..........Rev Marlette Gilbert
SOLO OR SELECTION BY CHOIR................................St Paul Choir THE OBITUARY (read silently).......................Soft Music Background
THE REMARKS (three minutes please) Sister Dessie Hill
Brother Walter Lamar
THEACKNOWLEGEMENT/REMARKS.............Sister Helen Vinson THE SOLO.............................................................Soloist/Choir Choice
THE EULOGY...........................................................Rev. Terence Gray **THE HYMN OF ASSURANCE............The Choir and Congregation
..........."My. Faith Looks Up To Thee" #415
THE RECESSIONAL.....................Ministers, Pallbearers, and Family
INTERNMENT.....................................Fort Hill Community Cemetery **Please Stand

06ituary
Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grand-
mother, Mary Henry Ervin was born May 1, 1913 in Guntersville Quarters,
Alabama. Born to Reverend Author Ervin and Celia Henry. The family lived in Guntersville until the death of her father and her mother took on tile responsibility of supJX>rting the family. Mary and her siblings were sent to live with their uncle Anderson (Bud) and aunt Bessie Murrel. Their farm, in the Tennessee River Valley (TVA), was later ftcxxled to make Lake Guntersville.
October 14, 1929, Mary married Willis Melton Fitzhugh of Macon Georgia.
Willis was a travelling bricklayer who worked on dams and other projects for the TVA. While living in Alabama, Willis and Mary had two sons; Willis junior (deceased) and Anderson (Fat). A third son, Julian Alfonza (AI) was born after they moved to Macon.
Mary, her husband and sons moved to Macon in 1933. Here, they became members of St. Paul AME Church on Powell Street in East Macon. Mary and the family lived first on Hall Street next to Grays Chapel. They later moved to Fort Hill Street where they lived next to Lula and Westly Jackson, Willis' aunt and uncle. Their last move was to the current family home at 846 Fort Hill Street.
Mary was warmly welcomed into the "greater frunily circle" which consisted of the Butler, Allen, Mitchell, and Pitts families. In later years, the extended family circle Widened to include the Johnson, Vinson, Blount, Ridley, Bell, Freeman, Hubbard, and Redding families; the Lewis, Grey, G-reer, Wilcox, Freeman, Stokes, Harris, and Wheeler families; and the Bonner, Ware, Clowers, Brooks, Brown, Lissemore, Lamar, Card, Hale, and Black families.
During her 70 plus years as a member of St. Paul's church, and the Fort Hill
community, and auxiliary member of Bricklayers Local #4, Mary Henry Fit-
zhugh was involved in many activities. Her most notable and the one that she was most proud of was the Rosa Vinson Friendship Club.
Mary is survived by two sons, Anderson and Julian; Grandchildren Jerita Rainey, Michelle Craig, Donald, Brian, Greg, Kenneth, and Lys~ Fitzhugh: Great Grandchildren Lawrence, Kamiryn, Danielle, and Lorenzo Craig, Erica Royal, Eaan and Edward Rainey, Sherod, Verchandra, Verqiendon, and Verquaunya Fitzhugh; three great-great-grandchildren, Chelsea Fitzhugh, Kayla and, Keith Royal; and daughters-in-law Frances and Joy Fitzhugh.
Until we meet again;, our Fat/1er's House, we will holdJ6U in our l1earts.

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