“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” II Timothy 4: 7-8
Heavenly Father, we understand that your will must be done. We refuse to be ungrateful and selfish for all the joy that Lala Hobbs Searcy brought into our lives. As a family, we are thankful for the happiness we’ve known, and forever grateful for her ninety-five years on earth. Lala Hobbs was born on May 28, 1926, to the union of Henry and Liller Hobbs in Butler, Georgia. She received her formal education in the Butler, Georgia school system.
Lala accepted Christ as her Savior and was united with Mt. Olive MBC, where she served as a Deaconess, a member of the Garden Club, and on the Senior Choir.
Lala Hobbs was united in holy matrimony with Willie Searcy, Sr., on March 9, 1944. Their union was blessed with 11 children: Willie Jr., Mary, Laurice, Esau, Joe Lanzo, Jacob, Patricia, Velita, Gwen, Ralph, and Kenneth.
In her leisure, she enjoyed fishing, bible reading, and spending time with her grandchildren. Lala Hobbs Searcy departed this life on September 2, 2021, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Morris Searcy, Sr., parents, Henry Jefferson Hobbs and Liller Hill Hobbs, and children, Joe Lanzo and Jacob Lamont.
She leaves to cherish her memories: five daughters, Mary Searcy, Laurice Williams, Patricia Lewis, Velita Degraft, and Gwen Whalon; four sons, Willie Jr., Esau, Ralph, and Kenneth; 23 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Edna Blakley, Lovie Mae Hobbs, and Armanda Hobbs Ferguson; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
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