SANFORD COMMUNITY - Jimmie Ree Wardlaw, 103, Madison County, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012.
Jimmie Ree Wardlaw was born October 5, 1908. She was the last surviving of 11 children of James Anthony and Annie Epps Stone of the Sanford Community. Her life was dedicated to her family, her church, and her community. Mrs. Wardlaw was preceded in death by her husband, L.C. Wardlaw, Jr.; and brothers and sisters, Nannie Mae Thornton, Ruth Dillard, Gertrude Crawford, Zora Hopkins, Darlene Barnett, Bonnie Lee Edwards, Vera Fouche, John Richard Stone, Walter North Stone, and A.L. Stone, Sr.
As a young lady she rode the train to Atlanta, stayed with family and worked at H.S. Kress downtown as a clerk. She attended the first performance at the Fox Theater. In later years she lived in Andrews, S.C. and owned Jimmie Ree's Dress Shop until 1974 when she moved back to Sanford Community and built her home.
Survivors include her sister-in-law, Mary M. Stone.
The family recognizes the special care given by Cobb Health Care in Comer.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, April 7, at the Gordon's Chapel United Methodist Church, Nowhere Road, Sanford Community, with the Rev. Bill Jackson conducting the service. Visitation will be Friday, April 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lord & Stephens, Danielsville.
Memorials may be made to the Gordon's Chapel Perpetual Care Cemetery Trust, 991 Smith Road, Hull, GA 30646.
Lord & Stephens Danielsville is in charge of arrangements.