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Mary Lee Flanders Coursey

June 15, 1936 ~ December 8, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Mary Lee Coursey Obituary

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Mary Lee Flanders Coursey, age 87, of Bartow, GA, on Friday, December 08, 2023 at her home.

Funeral Services will be conducted Monday, December 11, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Reverend Lamar Kersey officiating and Reverend Bert Flanders to assist.   

Visitation will be held Sunday, December 10, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors.

Burial will be in the Sardis Primitive Baptist Cemetery, in Swainsboro, GA.  

Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Coursey, Wayne Kersey, Lee Flanders, Kevin Flanders, Brian Flanders and Slade Hicks.

Mrs. Coursey was born in Swainsboro, GA.  She was the daughter of Ozie Lee Flanders and Elsie Stapleton Flanders.  She worked in factories for many years and was a caretaker to many.  She attended school in Oak Chapel, Blundale, and 1 year in Swainsboro.  Mrs. Coursey was “Miss Pine Tree” and rode the float in the Pinetree Festival Parade.  She enjoyed gardening, fishing, and carpentry.  She had many skills and talents but was most known for making quilts.  She was dedicated to her family and loved them dearly. 

Mary Lee was preceded in death by her father, Ozie Lee Flanders; mother, Elsie Stapleton Flanders; husband, William Coursey; brother, S.J. Flanders.

Survivors include:

Daughter:   Kay Wilson (Tommy) of Wadley.

Son: Ronnie Coursey (Lisa) of Louisville.

Sisters:  Carolyn Kersey (Lamar), Zelma Smith, Eva Nell Flanders, June Johnson (Tony), Joyce Lamb (Joey)

Brothers: Bert Flanders (Julie) and O.L. Flanders (Kandi).

Grandchildren: Angela McArthur (Travis), Britney Wilson, A.J. Coursey (Karman), Travis Coursey.

Great Grandchildren:  Gracie Crego, Kohen Herman, Braylon Wilson, Nash McArthur, Ridge McArthur, Tate McArthur, Remington Coursey, Paisley Coursey.

Many Nieces and Nephews

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Williams Chapel Baptist Church c/o Joyce Lamb at 338 Keith Screws Rd Kite, GA 31049.

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Mary Lee Flanders Coursey of Bartow, GA.

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December 10, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Durden - Hudson Funeral Directors
206 East Pine Street
Swainsboro, GA 30401

Funeral Service
December 11, 2023

11:00 AM
Durden - Hudson Funeral Directors
206 E. Pine Street
Swainsboro, GA 30401

Interment following funeral service
December 11, 2023

Sardis Primitive Baptist Cemetery
Wes Lawson Rd.
Kite, GA 31049


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