Friday, September 16, 1932 in the Moore Station Community, the late Howard Cumby, Sr. and Emma Sowells Cumby became the proud parents of their eldest
daughter of twelve, whom they named Georgia Mae Cumby.
Born in the 1930’s, being oppressed by various obstacles, Georgia was taught how to pray and depend on Jesus, which led her to accepting Christ and becoming a member of Union Station A. M. E. Church. During her lifelong tenure, she served in numerous capacities including: stewardess and mother of the church. Sunday, May 12, 2019, Mother’s Day, Georgia was honored by her church family for her service and dedication to the church and community. She served as the founding treasurer of the Heroines
of Jericho, Lily Fair Court #131.
“Georgia Mae,” as she was affectionately known, received her education from Central High School, Class of 1949. She met the love of her life, the late Calhoun Clayton Harmon and shortly after united in marriage. To their union of sixty- four years, two children were born, John Richard and Ara Emma. After the fifty-three year of marriage, Calhoun and Georgia adopted their great- granddaughter, Azja Y. Harmon.
Aside from being a homemaker, Georgia was employed by Curtis Mathis Industries (aka Harvey Industries) until she reached retirement. In 1991, “Georgia Mae” began working in the funeral industry for her son, John R. Harmon, Sr. and continuously served until 2017. From custodial to administrative work, Mrs. Harmon did it all, including the after- hours answering service. Pride was no concern for her. Her memories will forever be cherished by the entire staff.
Georgia was a loving wife, mother, “granny,” sister, and friend to all who knew her. Her memory is treasured by all of those who experienced her nurturing warmth, love, generous hospitality, and soul food.
On August 3, 2020, God was walking in His garden, looked around and noticed He needed another one of His children to make His garden more complete, so He dispatched His angels down and stationed them at her bedside. While at home, at four fifty-two in the morning, Georgia put on her wings, took flight, and made a peaceful transition into the arms of Jesus... SHE WILL BE MISSED DEARLY!
She was preceded in death by one grandson, Nathaniel Beene; and three siblings, Catherine Cumby, Janie Mae Kelley, and Eddie “EW” Cumby.
Celebrating her life and rejoicing that she has found peace only God can give her are: son, John Richard Harmon, Sr.; daughters, Ara Emma Harmon-Hollis and Azja Y. Harmon; grandchildren, Toni Ray Crawford, Antonio Harmon, John Richard Harmon, Jr., Natasha Hollis, Derrick Newball, Nicholas Roshard Harmon, Natalie Dews (Brian), Chelsea Perry (Curtis), and Valrie O’ Byrant; twenty- three great- grandchildren, and ten great- great- grandchildren; sisters, Mae Francis Pace, Christine West (Larry), and Bonnie Ross (Junior); brothers, Mack Cumby, Richard Cumby, Howard Cumby, Jr. (Pastor Alice), and Lewis Cumby (Baby Ruth); sisters- in-law, Vera Cumby and Lucy Bell; two special friends, Edna Petty and Susie Warren.
SHE LIVED A LIFE TO BE REMEMBERED.
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