Georgie Mae Vanderson

Published 12:01 am Friday, February 6, 2015

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Dec. 30, 1928 – Jan. 28, 2015

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ROXIE — Services for Georgie Mae Vanderson, 86, who died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at the Meadville Convalescent Home, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Roxie First Baptist Church with the Rev. Lamar Briggs officiating.

Burial will follow at the Roxie Cemetery under the direction of Robert D. Mackel and Sons Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.

Mrs. Vanderson was born Dec. 30, 1928, in Franklin County, the daughter of Fletcher “Fitchue” Cameron and Rosie Bosley.

She dedicated her life to Christ at an early age and joined the Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Whiteapple where she was the secretary for a number of years. She was also the secretary for the BTU Association, the Roxie Four Point Hunting Club, the Heroines of Jericho No. 573 and the Singing Union.

Mrs. Vanderson united in holy matrimony to Ned Vanderson, Nov. 7, 1970, a union that lasted for 15 years.

Affectionately known as “Madea,” “Ma,” and “Aunt Georgie Mae,” she enjoyed hunting, fishing and maintained both a flower and vegetable garden. She was employed by The Natchez Democrat as a paper carrier for a number of years. She was also an Avon representative for a number of years.

In 2005, Ms. Georgie became a resident of the Meadville Convalescent Home where she became known as “G” or “Ms. Madea” to some and “Sweet Georgie Brown” to others. She served as the president of the resident counsel for a couple of years and was also a member of the Red Hat Club.

While there, she enjoyed her weekly games of bingo, eating fried chicken and taking part in church services. Mrs. Georgie Mae loved to sing and give praises to the Lord. She was proud to let it be known, “when the Lord gets ready for me, let me go.”

Mrs. Georgie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, James Byrd; three sisters; and two infant brothers.

Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Dixon and husband, Elbert “Bo” Dixon Sr. of Roxie; one son, Johnny C. Vanderson and wife, Gail Letman, of New Orleans; two grandchildren, Elbert “Bo” Dixon Jr. of Roxie and Markita West and husband, Kelly West Sr., of Hammond, La.; three grandchildren, Rayya West, Kelly West Jr. and Kennedi West, who will be born April 2015; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.