Marguerite “Doots” Raley
Avera, GA. – Marguerite “Doots” Chalker Raley, 93, loving wife of the late George T. Raley, entered into rest Tuesday morning, Feb 14, 2012 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at Pleasant Gove Baptist Church on Thursday, Feb 16, 2012 at 1:00PM with Rev. Lynn Prather and Rev. David Davis officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Born to the late Emma Sheppard Chalker and the late Marion L. Chalker, Doots was a lifelong resident of Avera and was the oldest female member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where she was an active member and leader. She was an independent person and had a strong influence on all who knew her. She loved to socialize and was active in her Sr Citizen group. She enjoyed traveling and cooking but her greatest love was spending time with her family whom she loved dearly. Doots was an icon in the community and will be greatly missed.
She was also preceded in death by her son, Michael Dean Raley; two sisters, Alma W. Faglier and Louise W. Faglier; and a brother, M. L. Chalker Jr. Survivors include her son, Victor Raley; a daughter-in-law, Sally J. Raley; her siblings, Dan Chalker (Gloria) and Annette Cook; four grandchildren, George Raley (Laura), Matthew Raley (April), Kim Newman (Steve), and Michelle Wright (Bobby); eight great grandchildren, Michael Newman (Sarah), Avery Newman, Samantha Newman, Raley Wright, Anne Sutton Wright, Scout Wright, Brinson Raley and McKinzey Raley; many nieces and nephews; and many friends. Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great grandsons.
The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home this evening, Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 from 5:00-7:00PM.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude and a special thanks to Doot’s devoted caregivers, Ray and Anne Hammond.
Legacy of Love
A wife, a mother, a grandma too,
This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to fight,
You gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
And in your heart, you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another,
Not just as a wife, not just as a mother.
For all of us you gave your best,
Now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep,
Your love in our hearts, we’ll eternally keep.