ELDER, Dessa Mae Mae Elder, age 89, of Clarkston, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 8, 2014. Mae was born in Clarkston, Georgia on December 25, 1924. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Hugh Roy Elder, and her grandson, Daniel Elder. She is survived by her children and their spouses: Ronnie and Sheree Elder, Dennis and Debbie Elder, and Millie and Bill Haygood. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Kerri Crean, Joy Davies, Chad Elder, Justin Elder, David Elder, and Dillon Elder; as well as her three great grandchildren: Kiera Crean, Mason Elder, and Lane Elder. Mae will be fondly remembered for her love for her family and friends, her sense of humor, and all of the wonderful stories she shared over the years. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, playing cards, and spending time with family. The visitation will be held at the Eternal Hills Funeral Home, located at 3594 Stone Mountain Hwy, Snellville, GA 30039, on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at 11:00 am in the Eternal Hills Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Melwood Cemetery. Please join us in celebrating Mae's life by visiting www.eternalhillsfuneralhome.com. Eternal Hills Funeral Home, 770.972.3155.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Feb. 10, 2014