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Elizabeth Pounds

April 7, 1921 ~ June 24, 2022 (age 101)
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It is with sympathy, the management and staff of Slater's Funeral Home, Inc. announce the passing of Ms. Elizabeth Pounds, Haddock, Georgia. Ms. Pounds passed away peacefully Friday, June 24, 2022, at her residence surrounded by family.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 2, 2022, at 11:00 AM from the Griffin Memorial Chapel, Milledgeville, Georgia with interment followed from the Ellis Chapel Cemetery, Gray, Georgia.

Ms. Elizabeth Williams Pounds graced this earthly world with her incredible presence for more than 101 years before she was peacefully called home on Friday, June 24, 2022 in Haddock, Georgia.

Ms. Pounds was born as Elizabeth Williams to her late parents Robert and Mamie Williams on April 7, 1921. She was the second oldest child of at least seven siblings including Ophelia, Dinah, Robert, Joseph, JT, Rosa and Willie who all preceded her in death.

Ms. Elizabeth Pounds was a woman of God. She was a longtime member of Ellis Chapel Baptist Church in Haddock, Georgia where she was baptized. She sang in the choir and often made house visits and calls to the sick and shut-in. Ms. Elizabeth prayed every morning when she woke up and every evening before bed. She read her Bible daily and could often be heard singing gospel around her house. She knew how to count her blessings… and yours! All conversations would often include one of her favorite phrases: “and that’s another blessing”. She was also a member of Eastern Star.

She married her late husband Joseph Pounds on November 22, 1941, and they had eight children: Joseph Jr. (passed), Johnny, William (passed), Thomas (passed), Willie, Charles, Thelma and Calvin.

Before retirement, Ms. Elizabeth Pounds worked at the Cherokee Product Company. The cannery in Haddock, Georgia mostly canned peaches. She received several awards during her time of service including Excellence in Achievement and Superior Attendance. After retirement, Ms. Elizabeth Pounds also cared for older members of the community.

Every morning, she loved to rise bright and early to make breakfast for her family. It was never unusual to find a pot of grits on the stove or homemade buttermilk biscuits in the oven (in the tin pan). She also made dinner every night and could tell you with one taste if your collard greens were store bought or fresh from a garden.

 In her years after work, Ms. Pounds loved to be outside. She said flowers brought her joy. She loved her garden and grew collard greens, turnips, okra, tomatoes and many other vegetables. She loved jewelry. She was incredibly thoughtful – always remembering to drop birthday and holiday cards in the mail or bake so-and-so a cake for their birthday.

She loved to travel. She took the train often to visit her sisters-in-laws Thelma Montgomery and Lillian Webb in Toledo, Ohio and her sons when they lived nearby in Detroit, Michigan. She also visited her daughter and family when they lived in Denver, Colorado - taking trips to the mountains. She also visited them in Newport News, Virginia and got to also visit The White House when Barack Obama was in office.

Ms. Pounds was eternally grateful to her granddaughter, Cleophus Pounds Middlebrooks , who was able to use her nursing background to offer special, personal care. Ms. Pounds was also assisted at home by Freda Pounds, the wife of Calvin Pounds, who became more than a daughter-in-law in her final years of life. One grandchild also lovingly called himself his favorite: Tyrese Pounds, who made daily visits to care for his grandma.

Ms. Elizabeth Pounds is survived by all of her 13 grandchildren including Cleophus Pounds Middlebrooks (Keith Brooks), Rozlyn Burt, Toni Pounds, Lamar Pounds, Frederick Pounds, Cameron Pounds, Charlitta Rodrigues, Alicia Austion, Victoria Rodrigues, Maurice Sanford, Stacey Pounds, Monica Pounds, Cameron Pounds. She also leaves behind a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 101 years of an incredible life. May her life continue to be a blessing to all who knew her

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Services

Celebration of Life
Saturday
July 2, 2022

11:00 AM
Griffin Memorial Chapel, Slater's Funeral Home Inc.
244 North Wayne Street
Milledgeville, Georgia 31061

Interment
Saturday
July 2, 2022

1:00 PM
Ellis Chapel Baptist Church
548 Ellis Church Road
Haddock, GA 31033

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