Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Alice Harvey of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the Union Tabernacle Baptist Church with Rev. Roosevelt Kee officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery.
Mrs. Mary Alice Harvey, daughter of the late Ms. Mary Lue Ross, was born in Marion County, Georgia, on June 3, 1940. At an early age she joined the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Buena Vista, Georgia. In 1966, Mary Alice joined the Union Tabernacle Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. R. W. Jordan. In May of 1971, she became a Deaconess and remained a faithful member until her transition. She was educated in the public school system of Buena Vista, Marion County, Georgia. Mary Alice was a graduate of Buena Vista High School. She was a utility worker in the cafeteria at Georgia Southwestern State University. She retired after 40 years of dedicated service.
On April 28, 1971, she was united in Holy matrimony to Mr. Rubin D. Harvey, Sr.
On Monday, April 11, 2016, Mary Alice peacefully transitioned to her Heavenly home. In addition to her mother and husband, she is preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Harvey; and two brothers, Luther Ross and John Lee Ross.
She leaves to cherish her memories four devoted sons, Alphonso Ross, David Harvey, Michael Harvey, and Rubin Harvey, Jr.; a daughter, Willie Mae Mitchell; 10 grandchildren, Laquida, Deundra, Nzali, JaCoby, Dadrian, Ledaysha, Shanice, Ariel, Nathaniel and Cornelius; 10 great grandchildren; three devoted sisters, Lula Mae Waters, Barbara Ross, and Varnice Sutton; a brother, Moses (Alma) Ross; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Rejohiah Harvey, Ella Mae (Dea. Bowman) Colwell, Mary Frances Stewart, Janie (Joseph) Prather and Josephine Harvey; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and her Union Tabernacle Church Family.