Funeral services for Mrs. Effie Wynn Loftly will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, Montezuma with interment in the church cemetery.
Effie Wynn Loftly was born on August 12, 1916 to Cora Dean Wynn and Archie Wynn. She was raised in Montezuma, Georgia where she lived until moving to Conyers, Georgia around 2013. Effie passed peacefully with family on July 27, 2016, just two weeks shy of her 100th birthday celebration.
Effie was one of twelve siblings; ten preceded her in death with one surviving sister, Willie Lou Haugabook. In the fall of 1938, Effie married Boisy Loftly, and from this union they had five children: Willie James (Joyce Loftly), Jerome (preceded in death), Paul (Sandra Loftly), Virginia and Dorothy Loftly.
From the blessing of these five children would come eleven grandchildren: Ronnie (Deborah Loftly), Karen, Regina (Andre Johnson), Sandra (Tyrone Nelson), Ken, Porsha, Mike (preceded in death), Shari, Paul Taylor, Tawanda, and Tammi. Next would come the abundance of thirteen great grandchildren: Kiara, Ryan, Sgt Bernard Vinson Jr. (Carrie Vinson), Tia, Kendall, Ari, Ashton, Destiny, Terrance, Dylan, Sametria, Samuel, and Jeonee. Effie also had three great-great grand children. She will be remembered by a host of close relatives, friends and church members.
During her lifetime, she partnered as a farmer along with her husband Boisy. A hard working woman, she also worked for the Southern Frozen Foods Plant and the Flint River Community. She was an avid member of Future Homemakers of America, which was an organization that taught women to sew, cook, quilt and established other skills she used to raise the Loftly family.
She was a devoted and valuable member of New Hope Baptist Church of Montezuma for over 40 years, and she had the honor of serving on the missionary board, amongst other roles and responsibilities she held, during this time.
Effie loved to cook and sew. She mastered both sets of skills, among many, and you would know it if you ever had the pleasure to taste her pound cake or biscuits. Most of all, she loved her family, and she believed in taking good care of them. Above anything else in this world, she loved the Lord.
She was independent, nurturing, hardworking, and straight forward with a great sense of humor. She will be greatly missed by many and forgotten by none.