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Mrs. Mary Ann Revels

12/25/1934 - 10/03/2016

Obituary for Mrs. Mary Ann Revels

Memorial Service Celebrating the Life of Mrs. Mary Ann Revels will be held Saturday, October 8, 2016 1:00pm at Central United Methodist Church 501 Mitchell St. SW, Atlanta, Georgia.

Mrs. Mary Ann Revels, we are here paying tribute to our mother, nana, sister, aunt and friend. On Monday, October 3, 2016 her name was called and she answered. Mary Ann Revels was the oldest child of the late Grant and Gledis Revels Sr. She was born on December 25, 1934 in Thomasville, GA.

Mary attended Douglas High School and graduated in the class of 1951 with honors. She attended Savannah State College and also worked at Florida A&M University. Mary later moved to New York and worked in the Accounting Department of Plasti-Plak for many years. She then moved to Decatur, GA where she worked at DeKalb Medical Center in the Telecommunications Department until she retired in 2005. Mary was a talented seamstress and an expert in the art of crocheting. She selflessly gifted many afghans, tablecloths and other handmade items. Mary also enjoyed baking German chocolate cakes and friendship bread.

She leaves to cherish her memories a host of family and friends. Her children are Twanda Hester Williams (Curtis), Stone Mountain, GA, Cheryl Hester Johnson, Decatur, GA, Lemuel Wayne Revels (Devron), Lithonia, GA, Garrett Revels (Rena), Stone Mountain, GA, Michelle Revels, Decatur, GA and her beloved cat, Smokie. She was preceded in death by sisters Margaret Revels Williams, Betty Revels Blake, and brother Grant Revels Jr. She leaves sisters Frances Canarick (Joel) of Sanford, NC, Sandra Bembry (Carl) of Hephzibah, GA, Cynthia Walker (Larry) of Thomasville, GA, Lorene Thomas of Orlando, FL and a brother Clarence Revels (Vertice) of Graniteville, SC. Her grandchildren are Kenji Williams, Kendrick Barnes, Melody Williams, Breeanna Williams, Antwon Jester, Lemuel Wayne-Akil Revels, Jasmin Jester, Janai Johnson, Quenton Jester, Nicole Revels and Simmie Andrews. Her great-grandchildren are Kenji Williams Jr., Kendrick Barnes Jr., Kaleb Williams, Kase Williams and Nicholas Wright Jr. She leaves behind several nieces, nephews, cousins and “adopted” daughters, sons and grandchildren. Grissom-Clark Funeral Home. 404-373-3191.

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