Jo Summers

Jo Summers

Tuesday, December 11th, 1928 - Friday, April 26th, 2019
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Betty Jo Summers of Madison, GA, our sweet mother, passed away on Friday, April 26, 2019, at the age of 90. She was born in Atlanta, GA, the daughter of the late George and Cora Mappin. Her family moved to Cordele, GA where she grew up and married her husband of 50 years, the late Marvin L. Summers. They moved to Atlanta and enjoyed many years with their family there before moving to Roswell, GA. They lived in Roswell, GA for 22 years. She enjoyed going to Roswell First Baptist Church where she was the publications secretary for many years. Shortly after her husband passed away, she moved to Madison, GA to live with her daughter, Lisa, and her family where she enjoyed being around and watching some of her younger grandchildren grow up. She also enjoyed her church family at Madison Baptist Church for many years.

She was also predeceased by her step-grandson, Ryan Wagner and her daughter-in-law, Susan Summers; her brothers, Curt and her sister-in-law Anna, Hugh and sister-in-law Margaret, George and sister-in-law Johnnie, John and sister-in-law Joan, and Hoyt Mappin; her sister, Edna and brother-in-law George Zollars; her brother-in-law, Oscar Summers, Jr. and sister-in-law Sarah Summers and sister-in-law Marge Summers.

She is survived by daughters, Lynn (Larry) Woolard of Canton, GA, Lisa (David) Wagner of Madison, GA; sons, Gary (Cathy) Summers of Lilburn, GA, Larry (June) Summers of
Palatka, FL, Marvin Summers of Woodstock, GA, David Summers of Woodstock, GA, Jeff (CarolAnn) Summers of Southaven, MS; 14 grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law Miriam Mappin and brother in law Hugh Summers; nephews Scott Summers, Steve Summers, Greg Summers and Carden Summers and many great-grand nephews and nieces and Mappin nephews and nieces.

A graveside service is planned for Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Sunnyside Cemetery in Cordele, GA. Arrangements entrusted in Hughes & Wright Funeral Home, 1010 East Eighth Ave., Cordele, GA 31015 at 229-273-0012.
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    Saturday, May 4th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, May 4th, 2019 11:00am
    Sunnyside Cemetery
    8th Avenue and Hickory Street
    CORDELE, GA 31015
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Sunnyside Cemetery
    8th Avenue and Hickory Street
    CORDELE, GA 31015
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Posted at 01:08pm
Dear family,
Please accept my condolences regarding the passing of your loved one. The pain that results from the death of a loved one can be intense and unbearable. However, I want you to know that our Heavenly Father, Jehovah, understands your sorrow and that I certainly have heartfelt empathy for you and yours. Right now, I know your spirits are low because of this difficult time. However, take heart! In God’s Word, the Bible (Acts 24:15), He assures us that ALL of our loved ones, who are now sleeping in death, will be resurrected in the future. God’s Word NEVER FAILS! This is wonderful NEWS…news of which I hope will lessen some of the grief that you are feeling right now. For more good information regarding God's PROMISES, I invite you to visit

Lynn Woolard

Posted at 10:26am
To our sweet Mother, We love you so much and will miss you and your sweet smile. Love Lynn Summers Woolard and Larry Woolard
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Love always, Christie & Rylan

Posted at 01:30pm
We love you! And you're always in our thoughts no matter where you are...
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The Farmer Family

Posted at 02:05pm
Praying for you in this time of loss.
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