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Mary Tolbert

Mary Lee Tolbert (Herrington)

Monday, January 14th, 1924 - Thursday, January 21st, 2021
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Life Reflections of Mrs. Mary Lee Tolbert
And if you walk in obedience to me and keep my decrees and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life. 1 Kings 3:14

After 97 blessed years, God called to eternal rest His child Ms. Mary Lee Tolbert.

Mary Lee Tolbert was born January 14, 1924 to the late Arthur & Emma Lue (Williams) Herrington in Sardis, Ga. She was the oldest of 13 children.

At an early age, Mary Lee joined Beech Branch Baptist Church where she served on the usher board and was an active youth member. She attended elementary and secondary school in Burke County, Ga., graduating from Waynesboro High & Industrial School. Shortly afterwards, she moved to Savannah, Ga and worked as a domestic worker. She also lived in Boston, MA for a short while before returning to Savannah, GA.

When her children became school aged, Mary Lee went to work for the Chatham County Board of Education as a part-time employee, shifting to full-time after her children were much older. She retired after 22 years of labor at the age of 62. Mary Lee was also talented as a beautician and seamstress. Her favorite past time was to work in her flower garden.

Mary Lee was a member of Pilgrim Baptist Church of Savannah where she served as an usher before joining the West Broad Street Seventh Day Adventist Church. She served faithfully for many years on the usher board; she supported and attended all events of the church and enjoyed traveling out of town to church conventions. She read her bible every night before going to bed. Mary Lee moved to Fort Lauderdale, FL in 2006 at the age of 82 to reside with her daughters. She was physically healthy, strong, and enjoyed life until her health began to fail a month prior to her death.

Mary Lee was preceded in death by her husband James W. Tolbert, Grandchildren Anthony Bernard Bryant and Trenace Nicole Savage, great grandchild Kamari Savage and siblings Jerrie Bell Herrington, Arthur Herrington, Jr., Myna Lee Zeigler, Roosevelt Herrington, Roy Gene Herrington, and Janie Herrington.

Loving memories will be forever cherished by her Four daughters: Doris Frierson, Guyton, GA; Shirley (Errol) Taylor, Port St. Lucie, FL; Cynthia Haynes, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Diane Tolbert, Savannah, GA; Seven grandchildren, Eleven great grandchildren and One great great granddaughter; Siblings: Woodrow Herrington, Sardis, GA, Mozelle Herrington, Savannah, GA., Carolyn (Albert) Bryant, Chicago, IL, Mildred Mintz, Philadelphia, PA., James (Louise) Herrington, Augusta, GA.; and sister-in-law, Gloria Herrington, Marietta, GA. and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. A very special caregiver Sharon Hanfield who provided excellent care until she transitioned.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 29th, 2021 | 4:30pm - 5:30pm
    When
    Friday, January 29th, 2021 4:30pm - 5:30pm
    Location
    Phinazee & Son Funeral Home
    Address
    404 West 8th Street
    Waynesboro, Georgia 30830
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    Notes
    Family Hour
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, January 29th, 2021 | 5:45pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 29th, 2021 5:45pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Phinazee & Son Funeral Home
    Address
    404 West 8th Street
    Waynesboro, Georgia 30830
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    Notes
    Public
  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, January 30th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, January 30th, 2021 1:00pm
    Location
    Beech Branch Baptist Church
    Address
    Old Sardis Road
    Sardis, Georgia 30456
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  • Interment

    Saturday, January 30th, 2021 |
    When
    Saturday, January 30th, 2021
    Location
    Beech Branch Baptist Church Cemetery
    Address
    Old Sardis Road
    Sardis, Georgia 30456
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Dale Weaver

Posted at 08:08am
The Officers and Members of the Most Excellent Hiram Holy Grand Chapter, Holy Royal Arch Masons of Maryland, express our Sincere Thoughts, Prayers, and Condolences, on the passing of your beloved Mary Lee Tolbert. Eddie Tucker is one of our esteemed members, and a Past leader of our Organization. As He mourns the lost of his Aunt, we mourn with him and with the entire Family as well!

We will Keep the Family in our continued Prayers..,

Companion Dale E. Weaver
Most Excellent Grand High Priest
M. E. Hiram Holy Grand Chapter
Holy Roya Arch Masons (PHA)
Maryland Jurisdiction
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Kevin and Sonni Jackson Herrington

Posted at 07:58am
With deepest sympathy, Love Eugene and Shirley Herrington, Gene and Tia Herrington, Kevin and Sonni Herrington Jackson, Madison and Meghan Herrington
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Gloria & Andrea Herrington & Family

Posted at 12:29pm
With deepest sympathy. Gloria & Andrea Herrington & Family
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