Mother Claretha Wesley was born to the late Andrew Taylor and Jeanette Brinkley Taylor on January 17,1935 in Telmore (Ware County), Georgia. She was the sixth child of nine. She received her formal education from the Ware County/Waycross Public School System (Center High School Class of 1953).
Mother Wesley was joined in holy matrimony to the late Bishop Ernest Wesley, Jr., for 61 years. This union was blessed with six children.
She was a member of The Church of Christ Written in Heaven, Telmore, Georgia working faithfully by her husband’s side for fifty years. On April 5, 2015 Mother Wesley and Bishop joined Church of Christ Written in Heaven (headquarters) under the leadership of Bishop John A. Moss.
Mother Wesley was employed as a salesperson for a few years. However, for many years she was known for her seamstress work done out of her home.
She was a great mother not only to her six children, but to many other children she helped raise and nurture. She was affectionately known as "Mrs. Cat" in the "Canyon Community" because of their love and respect for her. Mother Wesley and her husband finished raising her three nephews George, Leepolan and Cornelius Pugh after their mother (her oldest sister) passed away.
Truly Mother Wesley was a Virtous Woman.
On Tuesday afternoon February 2, 2021, God called his child -Mother Claretha Taylor Wesley- from her earthly home to her heavenly home.
Those left to cherish her memorable legacy include her six children, Ernest Wesley lll (Gloria) of Folkston, Ga., Larry D. Wesley, Alice Wesley-Staten both of Waycross, Ga., Cynthia D. Wesley (Morris Paine) of Riverdale, Ga., Vanessa I. Wesley-Welch (Leonard) and Sharon D. Wesley-Fluker (Andrew) both of Waycross, Ga.; 22 grandchildren; 52 great grandchildren; 21 great great grandchildren; two sisters, Fannie R. Taylor and Hazel T. Jones both of Waycross, Ga.; a special cousin, Cleo Taylor-Price of Waycross, Ga.; sister -in-law, Doris Taylor of Waycross, Ga.; God children, Cassandra Howard, Giselle Ratliff, Kim Ratliff, Annette Green, Robin Carter and George Munford. Many nieces and nephews whom she loved and cared for like they were her own, "Aunt Cat" truly had a special place in her heart for; The Taylor's, The Pugh's, The Kitchen's and The Wesley's; The Telmore Community; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A celebration of life service will be held Tuesday February 9, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. on the grounds of Fluker Funeral Home, 985 Ossie Davis Parkway with her Godson Bishop Clarence Adamson presiding and her pastor, Bishop John A. Moss, bringing words of comfort.
Interment will be in Telmore Cemetery, Telmore (Ware County), Georgia.
Final and most sacred arrangements are entrusted to the professional care of Fluker Funeral Home, 985 Ossie Davis Parkway, Waycross, GA.
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