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Ms. Mary Lou Dearicott

THOMSON, Ga. - On June 8, 2007, the sunset came on the life of Sister Mary Lou Dearicott.

She was born on September 21, 1909, in Wilkes County, Ga., to the late Willie and Delia Dearicott. She accepted Christ at an early age and later joined the Brinkley Chapel Baptist Church after marrying Tommie West, Sr., in 1926. She was an active and faithful member of the church serving on the Missionary Board and as "Mother of the Church."

Sister Dearicott, 97, of Thomson, lived a full life, not only raising her four children, but also seeing all of her grandchildren and many of her great-grandchildren become adults.

Funeral service was held Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at 11 a.m. at the Brinkley Chapel Baptist Church, Thomson, with the Rev. W.R. Ferrell, officiating and Pastor Melvin L. Bell, Eulogist. The interment was in the church cemetery.

She leaves to cherish fond and loving memories four children, Tommie (Lucille) West, Jr., Delia Grant, Ella Hamilton, Mary (Hester) Bell, all of Thomson, a devoted son-in-law, Hester Bell, Jr., 12 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, 13 great-great grandchildren, two cousins, Mary Ann Tutt and Prima Dearicott of Washington; two sisters-in-law, Effie Hunter of Augusta, and Ella Bell of Washington; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and other relatives.

Web posted on Thursday, June 21, 2007

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