Lizzie Mae Holifield was born in Cuthbert, GA on December 10, 1946 to the late Charlie and Georgia Rogers Cooper. She entered into the presence of the Lord, on Friday, March 4, 2022.
"Bay Girl" as she was affectionately called, accepted Christ at an early age and joined Mount Cilla AME Church in Carnegie, GA. She graduated from Henderson High School in 1964, and attended Albany State for a short period of time. She later moved to Spokane, WA where her brother "Man" was serving in the United States Air Force. She eventually returned to Cuthbert, and worked at Andrew College until she retired in 2003.
Bay Girl was truly anchored in her faith which was evident by the life she lived. Through all of life's trials, and tribulations she never took her eyes off God, became bitter, or complained. She loved her family, friends, and was kindhearted to everyone she met. She loved good music, and you could sometimes hear her singing anything from a Sam Cook song to Rance Allen's, Something About The Name of Jesus. Bay Girl was a good cook, and was well known for her famous pound cakes. She was a daughter, sister, cousin, niece, auntie, wife, sister-inlaw , mother, mother-in-law, and friend who was loved and cherished by all.
Other than her parents, Bay Girl is preceded in death by her brother, Willie A. Cooper; her four sisters, Gullie M. Hatten, Lena M. Cooper, Loretha Wilson, and Virginia L. Cooper; husband, Wiliam E. Holifield, Sr., daughter, Pamela D. Holifield, and son, William E Holifield, Jr.
She leaves to cherish her memory her brother, John L. Cooper, Sr. (Pastina) of Crestview, FL; her grandson, William E. Holifield, III of Crestview, FL, granddaughter, Imari Holifield, of Sandford, FL; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, cousins, friends, and her adopted family
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