On May 28,1948 in the small community of Ocilla Irwin county Georgia, Mary W. Laster was born to the late Mr. William "Will" and Mrs. Rebecca "Becky" Laster. Mary, affectionately known as Mae Will, attended the Irwin county school system and remained in the community all of her life. Mary joined the New Bethel Baptist church at an early age under the leadership of the late Rev. C. L. Ponder Sr. Mary was loved by her friends, and family. She enjoyed, outside work, watching movies, and reading. Mrs. Laster departed this life on May 24, 2018 at Middle Georgia Medical center in Macon Georgia. She leaves to cherish her memories, one daughter: Ms. Denise Laster of Ocilla Georgia; two granddaughters: Ms. Shawn Laster and Mrs. Tenika Riley both of Tifton Georgia; two great grandchildren: Ahmora Terry and Blair Jimerson both of Tifton Georgia; two sisters: Mrs. Shirley Foster of Ocilla Georgia and Ms. Betty Laster of Miami Florida; also a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
A celebration of love for Mrs. Mary W. "Mae Will" Laster is planned for Saturday June 2, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. from the New Bethel Baptist church 401 East 7th. street in Ocilla, where Rev. Christopher R. Douglas is pastor. Eulogy will be delivered by Minister Steven McGauley. Interment will follow in the Ocilla cemetery on Valdosta Ave. Mrs. Laster will lie in state at the Davis funeral 301 North Oak Street in Ocilla, Friday morning 10:00 until 7:00 p.m. and Saturday morning 10:00 until 12:00 noon. The Davis funeral home of Ocilla has charge of all arrangements.