Mrs. Elizabeth A. Larry

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The Funeral Service for Mrs. Elizabeth A. Larry of Montezuma, Georgia will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Magnolia Baptist Church, 415 Hosie Waters Street, Montezuma, Georgia. Interment will follow at Champ Waters Cemetery.

A towering personality who lit up the room with wit and wisdom, and a self-less supporter of the successes of her husband and sons, Elizabeth Larry took her rest on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at home in Montezuma.

Elizabeth Anne Larry ("Liz"), the youngest of the late Henry and Caroline Thornton's twelve children, was born June 11, 1938 in Montezuma, Georgia.  She was educated at the Macon County Training School, graduating in 1956.  After graduation, she moved to Chicago to live with her older sister.  There she married her one and only true love, Willie J. Larry ("Joe").  To this union, four sons were born.

Before returning to Montezuma, Liz and Joe lived in Washington, DC, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, and Kaiserslautern, West Germany during his military commitment.  After returning home, Liz took the lead in raising the four boys until Joe rejoined her full-time in 1983 following his military retirement.  They joined Union Baptist Church, and later became members of Magnolia Baptist Church.  Liz retired from Southern Frozen Foods in 1992 after 27 years of employment.

Six brothers and four sisters preceded her in death. 

Although her family's light of hope has gone dim, her glow is carried forth by those she leaves to cherish her memory:  her loving husband of 61 years, Willie James Larry; a loving sister, Elois Thornton Nicholson, Montezuma, GA; four sons:  Jay Larry, Parsippany, NJ; Geoffrey Larry (Bernice), Montezuma; Ronald Larry (Phyllis), Warner Robins, GA; George Larry (Susan), Rochester, NY;  thirteen grandchildren, two of whom she raised as her own, Keishya Larry and Keith Larry, both of Montezuma, Georgia; twelve great-grandchildren, devoted nieces, granddaughter, and caregiver, Charlotte Nicholson, Caroline Nicholson Carter (Norman), Sharmillian Larry, and Kimberly Larry, all of Montezuma, Georgia, and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Louise Wilkerson United States
4/23/2019 6:09:26 AM #

I would like to send my condolences to the family of Mrs Larry.I know losing a love one in death is very sad but we can all look forward to the time when the almighty God do away with all things that causes pain and suffering even death (Rev.21:3,4)I am so sorry for your loss


Woolfork Families United States
4/23/2019 4:40:56 PM #

God decided to give His child rest. Liz will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. She will be missed but continue to hold each other close and love more. Keeping you all in prayer family


Woolfork Families United States
4/23/2019 4:44:13 PM #

Family, we’re keeping you all in prayer and know that Liz will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. Keep looking to God to see you through this time.


Solomon "Sam" Jones United States
4/26/2019 2:56:06 PM #

Jay, I am sorry to hear about your family's loss.
Old friend, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


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