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Gertrude (McDuffie) Wilcox

February 27, 1928 ~ August 19, 2017 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Gertrude Wilcox Obituary

Mrs. Gertrude McDuffie Wilcox was born February 27, 1928 to the late Mrs. Mary Lou Williams and Mr. Leonard McDuffie, Sr. In Telfair County, Georgia.

Gertrude attended Wesley Chapel CME Church School, where she completed 9th grade.  She went on to further her education In Blackshear, Georgia. She joined Wesley Chapel CME Church at an early age, where she served on many auxiliaries including the senior choir and youth Sunday School Teacher.  Gertrude enjoyed gardening; she loved her flowers, cooking, sewing and loved to read and write.  She always had an encouraging word to give.

Mrs. Gertrude McDuffie Wilcox was joined in Holy Matrimony to Mr. Jimmy Daniel Wilcox, Sr. on August 6, 1946.  From this union eleven children were born; one preceded her in death. Mrs. Gertrude McDuffie Wilcox leaves to cherish her loving memories her loving and devoted husband, Mr. Jimmy Daniel Wilcox, Sr. of Rhine, Georgia; children, Leonard Wilcox III of Tampa, Florida, Jimmy Daniel (Cheryl) Wilcox of Stockbridge, Georgia, Milton (Theresa) Wilcox of McRae, Georgia, Walter Wilcox of Rhine, Georgia, Annette (Theodore) Pounds of Augusta, Georgia, Helen (Jerome) Lott of Hinesville, Georgia, Charlene (Larry) Purnell of Augusta, Georgia, Fredrick (Sharon) Wilcox of Rhine, Georgia, Woodrow Wilcox of Augusta, Georgia and Jacqueline (Donald Adams) of Phoenix City, Alabama; one sister, Mrs. Florene McDuffie of Rhine, Georgia; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Irene McDuffie of McDonough, Georgia; twenty-nine grandchildren, fifty-nine great-grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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