Mrs. Mazie Cephus, age 91, of Andersonville, Georgia passed Thursday, March 17, 2011 at the Montezuma Health Care Center, Montezuma, Georgia.
Funeral services were conducted 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at Jehovah Baptist Church, 201 Chatham Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Burial followed in the Davis Chapel A.M.E. Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Cephus was born March 14, 1920 in Oglethorpe, Macon County, Georgia to the late Newt Harris and Ida Dunlap Harris. She was preceded in death by four siblings: West Harris, George Harris, Fannie Harris, and Ester Bell Towns.
She was educated in the public school system of Macon County and she received her Christian training in the Davis Chapel A.M.E. Church. She was united in holy matrimony to the late Willie Cephus and to this union they were blessed with twelve children: Baby Boy Cephus, Cora Love, Frederick Cephus and Henry James Cephus all preceded her in death. After many years of dedicated service she retired as a homemaker.
Survivors are her children, Leroy Cephus, Atlanta, Georgia, Eula Green (Rev. Cyrus), Asbury Park, New Jersey, Wallace (Carolyn) Cephus, East Orange, New Jersey, Willie Cephus, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Newt Cephus, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Eddie Cephus, Matawan, New Jersey, Johnny Cephus, Andersonville, Georgia, Mary (Keith) Everett, Oglethorpe, Georgia; 43 grandchildren, 78 great grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren; devoted daughters-in-law, Shirley Cephus, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Joyce Cephus, Byron, Georgia and Linda Cephus, Asbury Park, New Jersey; devoted friend, Catherine Durham, Oglethorpe, Georgia; 2 sisters-in-law, Pearlie Harris, Americus, Georgia and Emma Lee Cephus, Montezuma, Georgia; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
No matter how far they go they always remain close to our heart, because they leave behind them beautiful memories for us to cherish. May you be comforted by those memories and know that you are always in our thoughts.
Wynette Larry & Family
Jesus said ye are light of the world, God Bless Your Family.
Larry and Inez Melvin Owens .
To the Cephus Family, you all have my deepest sympathy & may God be with you.
mary and family, my heart and prayers are with you. may God hold you close to His heart during this time and bring you comfort
Dear grandmother I never got the opportunity to meet you however we will meet in heaven...I love you
Love Always, Your granddaughter Gayla Mckenzie-Matthewson
As we go through this difficult time. It’s times like this that we draw strength from each other. "Keep GOD First"
Pastor Cephus and family.
My deepest sympathy to the family. Rest in peace Ms. Mazie.
Debra & Keith Martin
To the Cephus, may you find strength in the LORD he is the one and only one we can count on at a time like this, keep looking to the hill where all our help come from above
DEACON Charles & Lizzie Warren
With Sincere Sympathy to The Family. We are very saddened by the loss of Your Dear Mother. May God's Blessings Be Among You All. "We Love You"
Sheila Clark & Family
With deepest sympathy for your loss. May you gather strength from family and friends.
With deepest sympathy for your loss.
Edras & Mary Washington
Cherish the memories. With deepest sympathy for your loss.
Bennie & Barbara Duncan and Family
To my family during our time of sorrow. Our grandmother was blessed to live a lifetime and see the fruits of her labor. We shall keep her memories, love, and thoughts in our hearts and never forget themoments we have shared.
Donyel & Felicia (Cephus)Williams--Atlanta, GA
MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL, GOD IS IN CONTROL!!!!!!!
My prayers & sympathy are with you at this time.
Annie Maude Jones
We are praying that tomorrow will be a better day, you and your family are in me and my family prayer.
The Melvin/Rumph Family
We miss you Grandma Mazie.
Love Always and Forever
Marcus and Monica Cephus