Mary Lee (Boatright) Lovell Floyd

Born: Tue., Apr. 19, 1932
Died: Mon., Apr. 9, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Apr. 11, 2018
Location: Hart Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Thu., Apr. 12, 2018
Location: Hart Funeral Home Chapel

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Mrs. Mary Lee Boatright Lovell Floyd, age 85, of Blackshear died Monday evening (4/9/18) at her residence following a short illness.

Born April 19, 1932 in Alma, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Robert Fulton and Alma Sims Boatright. She had lived most of her life in Pierce County where she was a housewife.  She was a member of Abundant Life Christian Center in Blackshear.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Willie Monroe Lovell; her second husband, James Arthur “Johnny” Floyd; a daughter, Jackie Lovell; a son, James “Jimmy” Lovell; and 2 granddaughters: Carmen Harmon and Helen Ann-Maria Jacobs; a sister, Janice Marie Boatright; and 3 brothers, Purdom Boatright, Hollis Boatright, and Robert Fulton Boatright, Jr.

Survivors include her daughter: Judy Williams (husband Johnnie) of Blackshear;  her son: Jerry Lovell (wife Sherrie) of Blackshear; her daughter-in-law: Deloris Lovell of Blackshear; 14 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren and one on the way; 5 sisters: Eula Murray of Blackshear, Dale O’Steen of Blackshear, Shirley Walker of Waycross, Barbara Gilliard (husband Jerry) of Blackshear, and Patricia Phillips (husband Rick) of Waycross; 4 brothers, Earl Boatright (wife Pearl) of Blackshear, Paul Boatright (wife Barbara) of Waycross, Rab Boatright (wife Anne) of Patterson, and Daniel Boatright of Blackshear; 2 sisters-in-law, Laquita Boatright of Patterson and Sybil Boatright of Blackshear; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives. 

A funeral service will take place Thursday morning (4/12/18) at 10 AM in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery in Bacon County.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6-8 PM at the funeral home.

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Phoebe Myers
   Posted Tue April 10, 2018
I want to offer my condolences to the family and friends. It is a painful thing to lose a loved one in death, regardless of how long they have lived. Even Jesus gave way to tears when his friend Lazarus died (John 11:35). Our heavenly Father of tender mercies knows your pain. He never purposed his human family to have health issues, grow old, and die, but to live in perfect health and life forever. It is still his purpose (Psalms 37:11, 29). He calls death an enemy and promised to remove sickness, old age, and death__ 1 Corinthians 15:26 “The last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing"; Isaiah 33:24 And no resident will say: "I am sick"; Isaiah 35:5,6; Job 33:24,25 “Let his flesh become fresher than in youth; Let him return to the days of his youthful vigor.” Finally, He promised to undo the effect of death by bringing our loved ones in the memorial tombs back to life__ Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will rise...Awake and shout joyfully you residents in the dust! ...the earth will let those powerless in death come to life.” God gives us this beautiful hope that he will soon resurrect our dead loved ones and we can see them again on a paradise earth. I hope these words give you all comfort.
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