Mary Lou Collins Windsor

Born: Thu., Jun. 3, 1915
Died: Sun., Feb. 4, 2007

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Mary Lou Collins Windsor, age 91, of Woodville, GA, died Sunday, February 4, 2007 at Greene Point Health Care Center in Union Point. Born in Woodville, GA on June 3, 1915 she was the youngest of eight children of the late Mary Susan Reynolds and Pope Collins. She lived most of her life in the same home which was built by her Grandfather John Reynolds after he returned from the Civil War. She enjoyed keeping the home place for her brothers and sisters and their extended families to return to through the years.

In 1934 she married Everett (Buck) Windsor. She rejoiced in her job as homemaker for her husband and family. All of her life Mary Lou attended the Woodville Baptist Church, where she had been a member since about 1925. She taught the Junior Sunday School Class for many years, helped in BTU, Bible School and served in other capacities of the Women''s Missionary Society. She was also active in the Georgia Baptist Association meetings. Mary Lou enjoyed civic activities of the Greene County Home Demonstration Club and other civic, community and church related activities throughout Greene County. In later years she was a Pink Lady at Minnie G. Boswell Hospital in Greensboro, a volunteer job in which she found much pleasure in doing with her very dear friends, Mary Frances Ott, Mable Shaw and Agnes Young. All during her life she was a caregiver to members of her family and people throughout the community. She loved giving to and doing for others. In October of 2005 she moved to Willow Run Retirement Home where she renewed old acquaintances and made many new friends.

She is survived by a daughter, Ellen Windsor Rodriguez and husband Santos of Fayetteville, GA; a son, Kenneth Windsor of Gainesville, GA; grandchildren, John Cheves and David Cheves of Stone Mountain, GA, Todd and Debbie Windsor of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Chris and Suzie Windsor of Gainesville, GA; great grandchildren, Emily Rose Windsor, Lily Elizabeth Windsor and Ethan Everett Windsor; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett (Buck) Windsor; and her siblings, Emma Mae Collins Tingle, Lois Collins Silvey, Sarah Collins Blackwell, Popie Collins Berry McCraw, Annie Collins Scarborough, Leonard Collins and Mercer Mell Collins.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Woodville Baptist Church with Rev. Patrick Tice and Rev. Farrett Boswell officiating. Interment will follow in Woodville Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Autry Bramlett, Mac Hall, Gerald Silvey, Donald Silvey, Richard Cook, Larry Mauldin and Julian Davison. Any memorials may be made to Woodville Baptist Church, 1191 E. Peachtree Avenue, Woodville, GA 30669 or Woodville School Museum, 1171 E. Peachtree Avenue, Woodville, GA 30669. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday night at the funeral home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Bill Crawford
   Posted Sun February 04, 2007
My sympathies and condolences go out to the family. I have wonderful memories of visiting with Everett and Mary Lou and Kenneth with my aunt and uncle, Ida and Ralph Windsor.

DENNIS MITCHELL
   Posted Thu February 08, 2007
KEN AND FAMILY OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY. WE WILL REMEMBER YOU IN OUR PRAYERS. DENNIS MITCHELL & FAMILY

Ruth and Jim Hendrix
   Posted Thu February 08, 2007
Mary Lou had been a great friend and neighbor to our family. We spent many afternoons on the porch after I would ride my bicycle up to visit. Then years of bringing Jake and Jamee by for a cookie or to rock in the swing on the porch. Having Mary Lou to visit with was a treat. I'll always remember her in my heart. Thanks Mary Lou for teaching me how to make the best plum jelly ever!!

Clara M. (Duvall) Webb
   Posted Fri February 09, 2007
Ellen & Kenneth, I was sad to hear of your mothers death. Mary Ellon kept me posted on her health. I have wonderful memories of her at Woodville Baptist & in your home. I will always remember the pretty little bluebird pin she used to wear and what a wonderful cook she was. My love to you all. Clara M. Webb

Joe Beresford
   Posted Fri February 09, 2007
I am blessed in life to have been one of the many to have met and been befriended by Mrs. Mary Lou. She was always a joy to sit and chat with or fix anything she needed fixing up. Growing up she was a major influence our young lives in Woodville as we would go hunting or swimming down off her property. I met her first when I was only a young teen and all thru my life whenever I would think of her, my heart would be filled with her joy and her wonderful smile. I was one of her Yankee Boy's and she instilled in us a kindness that I will never forget. I am truly saddened that I can not be there at this time to pay my last respects. But, I know that when my time is up I am sure she'll be there sitting on a rocker waiting for one of her boy's to come sit a spell as she would insist when ever you stopped by.

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Sat February 10, 2007
We continue to remember each member of the family in our thoughts and prayers.