O far a closer walk with God. A calm and heavenly friend. A light to shine upon the road, that leads me to the lamb. With sincere sympathy the Davis funeral home 301 North Oak street, Ocilla Georgia pause to announce the Death and home going celebration for Mrs. Ida Lee Thomas Paulk aka "Big Ma". Born December 30, 1922 in Wray Georgia to the late Mrs. Carrie Tucker and the late Mr. Charlie McFatten. Mrs. Paulk received God's call from labor to reward on Monday August 10, 2020 at the Irwin county hospital in Ocilla Georgia. Mrs. Paulk is survived by her children: Mrs. Easter Moffett of Newton Ms., Mrs. Malinda Devine of Ocilla Georgia, Mrs. Shianna ( Antwan) Scrubs of Albany Georgia, Mr. Willie Frank Thomas and Mr. Herbert Thomas both of Ocilla Georgia. Siblings: Mrs. Carrie Bell Bryant of Douglas Georgia, Mrs. Odessa Merritt of Ocilla Georgia, Mrs. Willie Mae (James) Cherry of North Carolina Mr. Sammie (Beverly) Gamble, of North Carolina, Mr. Charlie Gamble of Ocilla Georgia, along with a host of Grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. A home going celebration for Mrs. Ida Lee Paulk is planned for Saturday August 15,2020 at 2:00 from the Ocilla city cemetery 301 East Valdosta Ave. Her pastor Rev. Herbert Coney, pastor of the St. John Baptist church, Wray Georgia will delivery the eulogy. Interment will be in the Ocilla cemetery. Big Ma will lie in state at the Davis funeral home in Ocilla, Friday morning 11:00 until 6:00 p.m. Please continue to lift the family up in prayer. The Davis Funeral home of Ocilla has charge of all arrangements.
In light of the recent Corona virus (Covid-19) outbreak, Davis Funeral Home of Ocilla Georgia will be taking the following steps to insure the health and well-being of our staff and our community as a whole. We have communicated with other funeral homes in our surrounding area, and have been in contact with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) for insight and guidance for conducting our day-to-day businesses. These are the recommendations that will be implemented by Davis Funeral Home: