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Mother Mary Joyce Gaither
Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.
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Celebration of Life


Mother Mary Joyce Gaither

Sunrise: January 16,1932                    Sunset: April 26,2013


Tuesday April 30, 2013

11:00 a.m.

Bethlehem  Baptist Church

2177 W. Usher Street

Covington, Georgia 30014

Rev. H. K. Benton, Jr. Pastor, Eulogist

Assisted By Others



        Mother Mary Joyce Gaither loved the Lord, life, family and her church. She was caring, thoughtful, hardworking, compassionate, loving and so much more. She was well-known by friends and neighbors and she passionately shared her wisdom of life with those she came in contact with.

       Mary Joyce was a woman of independence and intelligence, she took pride in handling her business affairs and served in her community on The City Of Covington Planning and Zoning Board and was a bus monitor for the  Newton County School System. Mary Joyce was a picture of iron-willed strength, no matter how challenging she was able to overcome many obstacles in her life. She remained steadfast in her christian beliefs showing us how the Lord helped shape her life.

       Mary Joyce was a woman of class and grace....and she could dress! Mary Joyce cherished her home and when she was able, she loved to cook in her kitchen occasionally making Sunday dinners for the family.

       Mary Joyce Gaither was born in Covington, Georgia on January 16, 1932 to Mr. L.C. Maxey and Mrs. Annie Bell Hall. On March 9, 1949, she married her high school sweetheart, Mr. Rochelle Gaither, Jr., who preceded her in death, also one grandson, Mr. Rico Horton and one brother, Mr. L.C. Maxey, Jr., On Friday April 26, 2013, Mary Joyce Gaither peacefully left this earthly relm to be with our Father in  Heaven. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved her. She leaves in loving memory her only son, Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Leon (Cathy Lee) Gaither, grandchildren, Ms. Cheryl White, Ms. Sonya Gaither Still, Mr. & Mrs. Anthony (Brandy) Munn, Ms. Monishia Rejoyce Gaither and Ms. Jamia Jeselle Gaither, sisters, Mrs. Ruth Nell Martin, Mrs. Ruth Nolley, Mrs. Betty Ann Milsap and Mrs. Jean Allen, aunts, Ms. Annie Nell Daniel and Ms. Lavancy Turner, brother-in-law, Mr. James Gaither, of Anaheim, California, god-daughter, Mrs. Patricia Chester, nine great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.



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Covington, Georgia



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