Dr. Germaine Denise Cummings, M.D.

Passed 09/12/2020

Obituary for Dr. Germaine Denise Cummings, M.D.

Dr. Germaine Denise Cummings, M.D. entered into rest on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia.

Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday September 18th, at Mount Olive Memorial Gardens with Rev. Dr. Craig L. Oliver officiating. The service will be live streamed on Facebook (Mays W H Mortuary).

*Public viewing Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 2:00-7:00 p.m. at the mortuary.

Germaine was born on April 28th, 1972 in Augusta, Georgia. Germaine is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James (Madine) Cummings. She was preceded in death by her sister Netarsha Denine Cummings.

Germaine graduated from A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering High School in 1990. She attended Albany State University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a MARC Scholar. She earned the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, in 1994.

Dr. Cummings was a 1999 graduate of Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. She completed her Family Practice Residency at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 2002.

Dr. Cummings completed her Fellowship in Geriatric medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta Ga. 2003. After working at Emory for two years she opened her own Family and Geriatric practice 2005 in Loganville, Ga.

Dr. Cummings served on the board of Directors for the NBCA, National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc, Washington, D.C

This phenomenal humanitarian-this woman of valor-this lady of compassion leaves a host of survivors which includes her loving and devoted parents, James and Madine Cummings; five supportive aunts, Ms. Ladonna Davis, Ms. Patricia A. Williams, Ms. Freda M. Hughes, Mrs. Tracye (Rickey) Murray, all of Augusta and Mrs. Norma (Jerry) Bass, Virginia Beach, VA; two prayerful uncles, Mr. Dennis Hughes, Augusta and Mr. Timothy (Shanna) Hughes, Atlanta; two very dear first cousins, Mrs. Audrey (Steven) Burton, TegaCay, S.C. and Mr. Glenn Gaines, Augusta; and a host of Godchildren, cousins, other relatives, and friends of devotion and distinction.

Active Pallbearers: Mr. Johnny Davis Jr., Mr. Darian Davis, Mr. Byron Davis, Mr. Sterling Key, Mr. Glenn Brinson, Mr. Marcus Brinson, Mr. Steven Burton Jr., Mr. Oz Nesbitt. Active Floral Bearers: The Delta Rho Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

Friends may call the residence of her parents on Webster Road or W.H. Mays Mortuary, 1221 James Brown Boulevard, Augusta Ga. (706) 722-6401.

Because of the families concern for public health and safety during this pandemic, we are requesting that social distancing be adhered to and all attendees wear a mask, or face covering Thank you.


Guest Book

What a wonderful Physician she was. From the moment I met her as a patient she was my friend and mentor. What a wonderful person and Physician she was, I will love her and miss her forever.

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Dr Germaine Cummings is a rare woman. The kind that does all in her power to help anyone she could. At Covenant Health Pharmacy, the memories of her genuine care and helping spirit lives on. Our prayers for her family is that the Lord Himself will fill the void her passing has left behind in Jesus Name. Joy A. Tekobo

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Wow! My husband and I just found out about the passing of Dr. Cummings. This truly hurts. She was such a wonderful doctor with an amazing spirit. I remember hearing her saying, I can't make any money off you, you never get sick. You will truly be missed. Condolences from the Ransom Family

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My dear friend and doctor may God angels walk with you today and always, I will never forget how kind and loving you were! Take comfort--Mr. & Mrs. Cummings those who love will be united in eternity. Sincerely, Doris Hambrick

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To My wonderful Dr.C (who always felt like my family and friend). I was informed today of her passing. I was afraid to call her office to get an update on her health. So when I found out , this totally took the wind out of me because I prayed that she would get through this. She was our family physician for the last 14yrs. I'll miss our chats and the laughter of stories she would share about her parents and Augusta. She accomplished so much while on earth and anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her was truly blessed. A huge personality, but a gentle giant "spirit". She was a class act and a jewel who won't ever be replaced. My heart is broken. My prayers to her parents and extended family. Also to her wonderful staff; which I know they'll never be the same. Love Ya Dr. C The Hamer Family

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Praying that you're fine peace in knowing the light of such a beautiful spirit lives on. Johneitha Frails Coleman

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Praying that you're fine peace in knowing the light of such a beautiful spirit lives on. Johneitha Frails Coleman

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I do not know where to start but I will say weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning. Mr. & Mrs. Cumming, keep heart for you will see your daughter one day when Jesus returns. I missed her sooo much . I cried all day. I, too have lupus, and she had been my doctor for 14 years. We would sit in the office and go over all the herbs she is taking and then I would call in and buy them. What a wonderful daughter you had. She was so loving and caring, and there is nothing I couldn't talk to her about. He was my son's and husband doctor. We loved her so much and we miss her so much. God bless you my brother and. Sister see you in the morning. Keep heart.

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I am sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Germaine Cummings. She was a great doctor with a beautiful spirit, bright smile, and wonderful bedside manner. My deepest sympathy to the entire Cummings family. Dr. Cummings, RIP. Dr. Lessie Houseworth

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Sending my sincere condolences to your family on the loss of your daughter. Sending up prayers that God will give you everlasting peace, comfort and love. In the name of Jesus' Holy name. Mary S. Moorer

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William and Sonja Grant, Family remember our God makes no mistakes. Dr. Cummings was a Doctor and a therapist for my wife and I. Always had a listening ear to what ever we would throw out medical or personal. She adored our daughter to death and loved on her whenever we brought her into the office. You will be missed. Family you are in our prayers.

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My heart is heavy and I still don't want to believe that this is true but I really just want to thank you for everything you have done for my family and especially me. I am so grateful that my family and I were in your presence, even if it was only for a few years. You have always taken great care of us. I have always looked up to you as a role model since the first day I came in for a check up. I would be sick and I would still be excited to see you because I was so proud to call you my doctor and be able to talk to someone I aspired to be when I got older. You even let me shadow you while I was in high school. I will never forget that and I am truly grateful that I met you. I will keep you close to my heart forever and always. Love, Kendalle Smith

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Amidst this sad time, I pray for God to illuminate a pathway for the family of our dear doctor. Dr Cummings has been mine and my three children PCP since we moved to Georgia in 2009. We could have never asked for a more caring and attentive person to be our doctor. She always took time out to talk to my children about school, their passion, future endeavors, plus much more. She always made them feel very comfortable and they enjoyed talking to her and listening to her. I'm still in shock and saddened by her passing. Rest well Dr Germaine Cummings. You will be missed

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I not only lost a Dr. I lost a Friend. That wonderful smile and the great laughs we shared will be missed. So full of life

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My sincerest condolences and prayers to the family and friends. Germaine was one of the nicest persons that anyone would love to have ever met. She always posssed a smile and words of encouragement. You will truly be missed. Well Done my friend and sister. R.I.P Travis Battle, Stockbridge GA

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My deepest condolences and prayers to Mr. and Mrs. Cummings and the family on the passing of your beloved daughter. Dr. Cummings was my doctor and was genuinely concerned about my wellness. She always showed me patience, compassion and I felt so comfortable speaking with her about anything. We sometimes joked about the bling on her shoes, purses, or me being a big baby when it came to pills. She often shared great stories of her loving parents or driving her college car for years. Dr. Cummings made a positive impact on my life and she will remain forever in my heart. May God continue to comfort the family now and the days ahead. C.Hardrick

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Dr. Cummings will truly be MISSED! Her smile would light up the room and she had the best bedside manner for a doctor and would go out of her way to do whatever to help you. I ran into her a couple of months ago and she had the biggest smile and we talked about old times at Wesley Woods!Dr. Cummings and I met at Wesley Wood, Emory Hospital and I would like to send a heart felt condolences to her parents. Angel rest job well done! Cassandra Milton, RN

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Madine and James, we were sorry to hear of Maine's passing. Our hearts are are full. She was a beautiful person. She has earned her wings. I will always remember that smile and deep dimples. May God continue to bless you, James and the family. George and Fran Nixon and Family

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James & Madine and the Cummings Family: In times such as this, it is impossible to express what lies in a heavy heart. But we ask our Heavenly Father to strengthen you with His love, fill you with His assurance, bless you with His peace and hold you in His arms as you are now held in prayer. Continuously Thinking of You, Collis & Dewitt Brown

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Sending condolences and prayers to Mr. and Mrs. Cummings and family on the loss of their beautiful daughter. I attended middle school with Dr. Cummings in Augusta, GA and when I moved to Monroe, GA in 2009 she became my doctor. I was new to the area so it was so comforting to have a doctor who was from the same hometown. Dr. Cummings was always patient and so knowledgable. I would call her and give her my symptoms and she could provide a diagnosis over the phone before she even examined me. She was a wise and talented doctor. Her practice was so warm and welcoming. I always felt like I was hanging out at a relative house when I went in for a visit. She was a fashionista too. I would sit in the examination room waiting for her to come in because I knew she would be dressed sharp from head to toe. Dr.Cummings has attended events I invited her to and I've attended events she has hosted. She was more to me than my doctor she was a genuine friend. She was my husband and our daughter doctor as well. If I were sick on the weekends and called Dr. Cummings she answered with no hesitation. The day before she went into the hospital I text her and told her I was sick and she called me and completed a virtual visit. I could hear it all in her voice that she was sick but she took care of me. Dr. Cummings was funny even when she didn't feel well. I told her I was very sick and I thought I might have COVID-19 " She jokingly said "Katina you probably do have it because I have it too as a matter of fact my whole office has it so I had to shut the practice down until everyone gets well" I told her she needed to go to the doctor herself and be seen and a few days later she text me and told me she was in ICU with Pneumonia and COVID-19. A few days later, I tested positive for COVID-19 and once again she right. I never thought that would be the last time I spoke to her. Today this beautiful flower will be laid to rest and I will say goodbye to my Diva Doctor and good friend. Love you girl! Katina and David Batts and Jayla Cooper will miss you!!

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Madine and James, I was truly saddened to hear of the lost of your daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. I will keep your family in my prayer. Frankie Thomas

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Our heart goes out to the family. And may God be your pillow of strength and continue to catch all your tears. Much love from The Walker family, Jesse Bates family and Willie Mae Williams family.

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I am deeply saddened and still in shock. She was loved by many, and love is immortality. She lives in our hearts and minds. May the memories of Maine give you strength in the days that lie ahead. Soror Tamara H Nelson

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Sending my deepest condolences to the family I am so blessed and thankful that I met Dr.Cumming Beautiful spirit warm heart full of love laughter and fun I would like to think my cousin Vanessa Williams for allowing me to meet her through this life journey Flyaway precious angel there's a doctor needed and you are the one The Precious flower that God pick out of his Garden now it's time for you to go take a your rest Love an condolences goes out to family an friends

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Dr. Cummings has forever touched my heart with her genuine concern for the well being of me, my family, and all others that she cared for. Her overall approach to medicine is a light the will always be remembered by every patient. She was my doctor and my friend. My heart is deeply saddened but very grateful to have known and cared for by her. Sending love and light to her family. Carla Smith and Family

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Dr Cummings was my dads doctor for the past 10 plus years I believe. She was my dads friend as well. He is slow to trust and when we introduced them, he immediately took to her. Dr Cummings had an aura of genuineness that was evident from her smile alone. He shared more with her than he did anyone else, My mom, me, his family. It was hard not to trust Dr Cummings, especially after you talked to her. My dad is alcohol dependent and When my dad was in the hospital recently, nobody was there to advocate for him. He was taken to the hospital and needed to stay for observation overnight. He had shakes and other symptoms of withdrawal and for reasons/protocols that we don't understand, they would not give him a medicine that helped alleviate those symptoms. Dr cummings answered her phone at 1130 that night and worked hard to get my dad what he needed. She made the calls and did the work to help her patient and that kind of work at that time is generally reserved for friends and family. Too good, too soon. You were truly a special person. You will always be missed love.

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Truly devastated are the only words to describe how I feel. Dr. Cummings was an amazing Doctor and even more amazing human being! God must have truly needed a special Angel to have called her home. I lost my Husband of 28 years in February and she was so supportive to me! I pray for comfort and peace for her family. Ready in Peace

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My deepest condolences on the loss of your daughter, aunt, and godmother. Dr. Cummings was my physician for the past 10 years and she was nothing shy of the best doctor and friend anyone could have to treat them. She was supportive to me during the passing of my mother just three years ago and I always considered her to be compassionate, relatable, knowledgeable, kind, and supportive to all that entered her presence. One day she entered the room where I was waiting and just looked at me and said, "you look like you need a hug"; it was definitely what I needed because my mother passed of breast cancer and I was her caregiver until God called her home. I am tearful as I write these words. You knew her best, but I did love her being my doctor. She had an infectious smile and cared about you as a person and always provided encouraging words; even when she was not feeling her best; she persevered through because she was committed to her patients. She will be greatly missed. Please find some comfort in knowing she will no longer be in pain and God needed her more. My prayers are with you and your family, Mrs. Precious Hill.

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My heart is deeply saddened for the Cummings family .You all are in my thoughts and prayers.Nita Byard

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My condolences to the family. I met Tasha and Jermaine at Albany State some years ago. I know they are and have been missed dearly. May our Father keep you all and comfort your hearts. Peace and Prayers Yolanda Jenkins

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To The Cummings Family: My heart is shattered into a million pieces because my very special friend and beloved doctor, Germaine Cummings, has "earned her wings" and flown toward heaven. This is a devastating loss for all of us who knew and loved her!D23 Sail on home, Sweet Sister-friend. From my broken heart, Rhonda J. Brown, Loganville, GA

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Dr. Cummings was my doctor. She was one of the best! My heart aches for her family. May she rest in the peace of the Lord. Pat Davidson Lawrenceville, GA

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To my classmate, Madine(James), My heart is saddened at the lost of such a precious jewel, your daughter. I pray you find comfort and peace knowing that weeping my endure for a night but JOY comes in the morning. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Johnnie Mae Roland Chance

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To Madine and James, my heart is sadden of the passing of your daughter. May the Lord strengthen you with comfort and peace, as one He can,each day, fill you with his love. I will continue to keep you in prayer. Blessings Always, Betty and Robert TaylorD86K

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Nadine & Tracye, we are truly sadden by your loss. Sending our sincere condolences to your families. We will continue to keep you in our prayers. Roderick & Doris Pearson

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To the family of Dr Germaine Cummings. She has been apart of my family since she started taking care of my grandmother Ruthie Phillips at Emory then my mother Mattie R. Thomas and even myself Wandala Burnam. She has taken care of 3 generations of my family. She will ne greatly missed. She was a part of my family too. She was real trustworthy, loving and caring and she was like my sister and my family and I love her dearly. God will take care of you my sister. God bless you.

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Dear Mr. and Mrs. Cummings, it with the heaviest of heart that I send my sympathy on the passing of my classmate and your beloved daughter, Germaine. May GOD strengthen you both during this tumultuous time. Dr. Keith Hodge MSM1999

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I am truly devastated about Dr Cummings passing! She was such a phenomenal person and Doctor. I remember attending her open house when she opened her practice in Loganville, GA and was so happy to know that she was going to be my physician. She was always so caring and she provided care in the time frame that suited her patients. I am truly going to miss her. May she rest peacefully with her sister. Deepest sympathy to her family and office staff! Delores & Jesse Deloach and family

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May God's Love and Peace comfort you at this tme.7M7E

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Madine and James, Our family is so sorry to hear about the passing of your daughter, Germaine's passing. We feel so for you and James. Stephanie called in grief and pain for you. She and Tasha were classmates in high school and remembers Germaine. We pray that God will give you His everlasting peace, comfort and love. In the name of Jesus. Amen. Love. Roy, Stephanie, Felicia, and LaVetta

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Dr Cummings was more than my Doctor, she was my friend and someone I could talk to and always leave feeling better than when I went in. I always told her she was my Psychiatrist as well as my medical Doctor. I will miss her. Pat Pippin

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I am so sorry to hear about the death of your daughter. I will keep both of you in my prayers. God knows the pain and heartache of losing a child. May you find comfort in knowing that he cares. 2Corinthians 1:3,4 John 5:28,29. Faye Ketch

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Deepest condolences to the Cummings family, praying God's comfort and peace during this most difficult time in your lives. There is a Balm In Gilead...Constance Paino

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May God's peace and love comfort you during this very difficult time. I will keep your family lifted in prayer. Louise A.Rice

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My friend, My sister...I can't believe it's time to say goodbye. I have cherished every moment that we have shared since the first day at Morehouse School of Medicine. Such a genuine person, a generous person. Smart and savvy business woman, you were a true hustler, always knew how to bring in extra money. You could bring a person up from their lowest place and set a person down to where they really belonged. You demanded excellence and squeezed every drop of joy there was out of life. You lived life on your own terms always. You pushed me to be my best self. I'm going to miss you. No more suffering, no more pain. Blessings and love to the Cummings family. Ericka Gunn-Hill, MD

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May God grant you peace and understanding during this time as only He can.... God bless and keep your trust in Him.

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Dr. Cummings was such a special doctor. While we worked with her at Emory Wesley Woods Hospital she would always take her time with the patients. She made the patient feel like they were the only patient on the unit. Her beautiful smile could light up the unit. Heaven has gained a special angel. We will miss her! Mary Dawson, R.N. and LaTonya Hines, BSN, R.N.

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As much as we are deeply saddened by the departure of Dr.Cummings we are also feel extremely humbled and honored to have met such a wonderful soul as hers. She was not only our whole families doctor but became like family to my in-laws, a friend to my husband and myself, and someone my teenage daughter looked up to as a fashion icon, Strong women, and an amazing Doctor. She was truly an Amazing person, beautiful inside and out. To the Cummings family, her friends, and her staff we send you prayers of Love, Comfort, and Strength. The Jennings

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Madine and James, May God strengthen you and provide you with comfort to get through this difficult time. Remember, God is always there!! Beverly Maner

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Our hearts and prayers are with your family on the passingof your beloved daughter. Trust in the Lord. Danita Myler

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God has an angel doctor sitting at the throne. No words can express the love Dr. Cummings showed my entire family. My condolences to her family and friends. Mr. Stanford and Helen Mayfield & family

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DR. Germaine Cummings, Thank you for all your Love and Light and for being my Friend and Doctor.. The Lord knows I am going to miss you so much... Heartfelt Prayers and Condolences to Mr.and Mrs.Cummings and to the entire family..

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Heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the family, friends and staff od Dr. Germaine Cummints. She will be missed. Praying God comforts you during this time and days to come.

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My heart is deeply saddened at the news of Germaine's passing.I will keep you all in prayer.Ann Martin 7

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Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.

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