ASHBURN -- The funeral services for the late Mrs. Willie Mae Cross of 1316 Blue Lane West, Cordele, Georgia, who departed this life on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele, Georgia, will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. from the New Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Ashburn, Georgia, with the Rev. Robert Spears officiating. Burial will follow in the Westview Memorial Cemetery in Ashburn, Georgia.

Mrs. Willie Mae Cross was born on March 17, 1947 in Lumpkin (Stewart County), Georgia.

She was educated in the Stewart County Public School System.

She gave her life to Christ and joined New Providence Missionary Baptist Church.

She worked as a housekeeper.

She leaves to cherish her memories two daughters, Angela Brown (Larry) Wilkes, Gail D. Brown (Rufus) Holt, both of Cordele, Georgia; sisters, Rena Mae Brown, Bobbie Jean Brown Carter, both of Ashburn, Georgia; grandchildren, Constance Renee Holt, Micheal Jermaine Holt, both of Cordele, Georgia; very special nieces and nephews, Shavonda Brown, Monkeshia Brown, Latasha Brown, Pamela Brown Young, Sandra Brown, Calvin Brown, Hugh West, Fred Carter III.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Friends and family may sign our online guest registry, online at

Shipp's Funeral Home

Ashburn 229/567-3101