A Time of Life: Mrs. Lizzie Mae Cromartie was born February 4, 1942 in Appling County to the late parents of Mr. Willie Lee Desha and Mrs. Gertrude Williams Desha.
A Time to Learn: Mrs. Lizzie Mae Cromartie was educated in the public schools in Appling County. She graduated as Salutatorian of her 1959 senior class. She furthered her education at South Georgia College where she became certified as a Surgical Technician.
A Time to Love: Lizzie Mae Desha united with Wade Hampton Cromartie in holy matrimony, May 20, 1960. To this union was born two beautiful daughters, Sylvia Ann Cromartie and Lyda Sherlene Cromartie Nesbitt (Anthony). One special grandson,Jarvis Blake Spearman “Muncie”.
A Time of Labor: Lizzie Mae Cromartie was employed at the Appling County Health Care System where she worked diligently for 47 years.
Her Christian experience began at an early age. She was a faithful member of the Mizpah Baptist Church where she served faithfully and diligently as the church’s secretary for over 40 years. She was also a deaconess, member of the mission, former choir member, and other capacities where she was needed. She was truly a faithful servant of God. She fed the hungry, clothed the naked, visited and called the sick (took them a pot of dumplings), helped neighbors, friends, strangers, or anyone in need. She was a friend, confidant, leader, an encouragement, an inspiration, and a servant of her Lord, Jehovah.
A Time to Expire:God sent His angel to take Lizzie Mae from His earthly garden early Monday morning, on October 28, 2013 to be with Him in eternal peace and everlasting life.
She will be sadly missed by all those who had the opportunity to meet and know her.
Honorary pallbearers were Appling County Healthcare System, Ms. Lorraine Jackson, Mrs. Tommie Jones, Mrs. Clynell Bell, Mother Mozella Hall, Mrs. Mary Ogden, Mrs. Gertrude Gamble, and Alan Stalvey.
Active pallbearers were the first cousins and nephews of Lizzie Mae Cromartie.