Mrs. Lonice Mae Black Williford Russell
THOMSON, Ga. - Mrs. Lonice Mae Black Williford
Russell, 82, loving wife to the late Billie Frank Williford
and the late A. P. Russell, entered into rest Tuesday evening,
June 7, 2011, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services were held in the James Funeral Home
Chapel on Friday, June 10, 2011, at 11 a.m. with the
Reverends Ronnie Shelton and Don Black officiating.
Interment followed in the Jordan Chapel Cemetery in
One of nine children born to the late Fronnie Belle Marsh
Black and the late David Ozie Black, Lonice grew up in
Jefferson County and has always lived in the immediate
area. She attended the Thomson Church of God and Mt.
Horeb Baptist Church. Lonice had several passions-music,
crafts, canning, and her game shows, especially Wheel of
Fortune and Jeopardy. This loving, gentle lady who loved
her family, especially her beloved grandchildren, will be
greatly missed, but her legacy will live on.
Lonice was also preceded in death by her grandson,
Brandon Norman, and her brother, Luther Black.
Her survivors include her daughter, Iris W. Norman
(Marvin); two sons, Billy Williford (Pat) and Marc
Williford (Kim); seven grandchildren, Amanda Norman,
Erica Shedd (Britt), Christopher Williford, Laci Chamlee
(Kevin), Colby Williford (Kim), Dusty Williford and
Austen Williford; three great-grandchildren, Hannah
Williford, Peyton Chamlee and William Williford; three
sisters, Lois Rhodes, Janelle Shelton and Jean McCoy
(James); four brothers, David Black (Faye), Kester Black
(Betty), Jimmy Black (Vannie) and Don Black (Lynda); a
special sister-in-law, Anita Black; a special daughter-inlaw,
Donna Mayo Williford; many nieces and nephews;
and many friends.
Pallbearers were her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers
were her nephews.
The family requests that memorial contributions be
made to Jordan Chapel, c/o Mary Ann Reese, 1008 JW
Braswell Rd, Gibson GA 30810.
James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Web posted on Thursday, June 16, 2011