Homegoing Celebration for Ms. Mary Lou Saxon, Sunrise: March 18, 1916 - Sunset: January 8, 2021. Thursday, January 14, 2021, 1:00 P.M. Pine Hill Baptist Church Road. Waynesboro, Georgia 30830. Reverend Virgil Lynch, Pastor; Reverend Beotis Clark, Jr., Presiding; Reverend Tracy Brown, Officiating.

Dont grieve for me, for notv Im free;
Im following the path God has chosen for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call;
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day;
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
Ive now found peace at the end of day.
If my parting has left a void;
Then fill it with remembered joys.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss;
Oh yes, these things I, too, will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow;
Look for the sunshine of tomorrow.
My lifes been full, I savored much;
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seems all too brief;
Dont lengthen your pain with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and peace to thee;
God wanted me nowHe has set me free.
Pine Hill Baptist Church
859 Pine Hill Church Road
Waynesboro, Georgia
Appreciation to all of you with warmest thanks! The
family of the late Mary Lou Saxon wishes to express
our deep appreciation to those who have offered acts of
kindness and support, and messages of sympathy and
comfort in our bereavement. We especially thank the
Staff of University Care Kentwood and the Pine Hill
Church Family, Chavous B. Johnson and staff, and the
Gough Community for their support, love, and personal
relationships with Mary Lou. Auntie Dankie loved
celebrating her birthday. We would like to thank all of her
nieces, nephews, great-nephews, great-nieces, and relatives for
helping her special day be a memorable one.
" F I I N F P A I S r 1 I T F
"Where Excellent Service Is An Everlasting Memory"
885 Waters Street
Waynesboro, GA 30830
Phone: (706) 554-7843
Mortician, Chavous B. Johnson
Homegoing Celebration for
Sunrise Sunset
March 18, 1916 January 8, 2021
Thursday, January 14, 2021
1:00 p.m.
Pine Hill Baptist Church
859 Pine Hill Church Road
Waynesboro, Georgia 30830
Reverend Virgil Lynch, Pastor
Reverend Beotis Clark, Jr., Presiding
Reverend Tracy Brown, Officiating
Mary Lou Saxon, age 104, went home to be with the Lord on Friday,
January 8, 2021, at the University Extended Care Kentwood, 1227 West
Wheeler Parkway, Augusta, GA. She loved her home and was happy as
she gained many new friends. She was born on March 18, 1916, to the
parents of Mamie Hornsby Saxon and the Rev. Benjamin Saxon.
Aunt Dankie, as she was affectionately called by her family members,
committed her life to Christ at an early age. She attended the First Baptist
Church of Gough, Georgia, where she maintained her membership.
Ms. Mary Lou attended the Baptist Church Schools in Burke County
and became a laborer and later, a caretaker for her father, Rev. Saxon.
She also had another career as an entertainer. She talked Much trash
as her friends would come to hear her long tall tales. Laughter was good
for the soul when anyone was around her. She also acquired a skill in
medicine that she learned from her father. Many home remedies were
made and were good for whatever ailed any patient.
She was preceded in death by her other 18 siblings. They were as follows:
Tom Saxon, Frank Saxon, Tena Saxon Cooper, Willie Saxon, Bennie J.
Saxon, Alex Saxon, Carrie B. Nobles, Albertha Benefield, Rosa Saxon
Williams, Emma Saxon Jones, Georgia Lou Saxton-Carter (Leslie),
Samuel C. Saxon (Rosebud), Bennie F. Saxon (Annie), Eula Saxon
Walker, Irene Saxon Cheatham (Grover), Walter Fess Saxon (Daisy),
and James Bud Saxon.
As reflected in the Saxon, Lewis Shubert Family History, Aunt Dankie
was well known, loved, and cherished by all. She will be missed and
remembered by all who knew her for her jokes and her many sayings
like: I am a sport, and When you have your health, you have your
best friend. Most memorable was her sound advice - Expect something
good to come out of this life, and chances are it will.
Her family and friends will remember her for her large purse, which
often contained all that she needed for her personal protection.
Presiding, Rev. Beotis Clark, Jr.
Pastor of Jerusalem Baptist Church
Musical Prelude
Farewell Glance
Scripture Reading
Old Testament..............................Psalm 23
Pastor Nathaniel Dunn, Sr.
McCullongh Covenant
New Testament..........................St. John 14:1-6
Rev. Harold Krause
Prayer................................Rev. Beotis Clark, Jr.
Solo..........Pastor Gerald Lloyd (Great Nephew) (Medley)
Adams Grove Baptist Church
Tribute to Aunt Dankie.....Wendy Hairston, Great-Niece
Ben Saxon, Nephew
Obituary.................................Read Silently
Acknowledgements.........................Connie Falana
Great Niece
In her later days, she loved to sing Amazing Grace, How sweet the sound
that saved a wretch like me, Now, she is a beautiful memory in our souls.
...Rev. Tracy Brown
Pastor First Baptist