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Mrs. Ida Bea Upshaw, 92, of 243 McCartha Drive, Columbus, GA passed Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Canterbury Health Facility.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. EST, Saturday, March 25, 2017 at  Zion Springs Baptist Church, Eufaula, AL with Rev. Richard Hunter, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, March 24, 2017 from 1 - 8 p.m. with a family hour from 6 - 7 p.m. EST.

Mrs. Upshaw was born April 28, 1924 in Eufaula, AL to the late Jimmie Lee Hunter, Sr. and the late Gertrude Gordey Hunter. She was a member of Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Colonial M. Upshaw, Ft. Myers, FL; three daughters, Brenda Phillips, Columbus, GA, Yvonne Hunter, Atlanta, GA and Antonie (Theodis) King of Jacksonville, FL; seven sons, Terry Upshaw, Robert Upshaw, Norman (Carolyn) Upshaw, Ft. Meyers, FL; Marshall, Jr. (Betty) Upshaw, Phenix City, AL; Roy (Denise) Upshaw and Hosea Harris, Columbus, GA and Robert Trawick, St. Petersburg, FL; one sister, Gertrude Brown,Ft. Meyers, FL; three brothers, Leroy Hunter, Sr., Gary, IN; Eugene, Sr. (Nancy) Hunter, Ft. Myers, FL; Robert, Sr. (Maxine) Hunter of Jonesboro, GA; 11 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends

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  • Monday, March 20, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Taylor Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    To the family of Mrs Ida Upshaw, I am so sorry for the lost, I know these are very sad times for you and your family but please take note in the comfort that God's Word the Bible holds out for us in the Bible Book of 2 Corinthians chapter 1, verses 3 and 4 say that praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trails, so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trail with the comfort that we receive from God. So please be comforted in know that Jesus say that one day we will see our dead love ones again , Jesus said that there will be a resurrection of the righteous and the unrighteous, so keep look to God's word the Bible and praying to him for answers and he hears all those who are earnestly seeking him.
  • Thursday, March 23, 2017
    To Bea Family, From Perry Flat community neighborhood family, children's of Minnie Gousby and Walter Gousby our deepest sympathy, God Bless.
    ~ Carrie Gousby(Green-Galloway)(candydoll)   Boston, MA
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    I know the Upshaw family and friends have saddened hearts because of losing Ida recently in death. When our loved ones fall asleep in death, the pain and grief seems unbearable. So I want to share this beautiful scripture where our heavenly father, Jehovah, (Psalm 83:18) promises us that he is going to do away with man's greatest enemy, death. Rev. 21: 4; "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." When our loved ones fall asleep in death, the pain and grief seems unbearable. Our loving God Jehovah understands how we feel and he comforts us by means of his word the Bible. ." Jehovah invites you to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you in your time of grief. (Psalm 34:18) For more comforting scriptures please visit: http://bit.ly/1K38EFt It has provided me with many more scriptures that have given me comfort, strengthened my faith and helped me find the answer to Why? I know it will do the same for you. God's kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for at Matt. 6: 9, 10 will bring about these wonderful promises including the resurrection. (John 5: 28, John 6:40, John 11:23-25) Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will live......And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." Isaiah 25:8 "He will swallow up death forever. For Jehovah himself has spoken it." It is my prayer these scriptures will give you comfort in your grief. Again, I offer my sincere condolences to the family. Feel free to contact me if you wish at my email address: myranj@centurytel.net Please watch this beautiful video (song 144) entitled "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize" https://tv.jw.org/#en/video/VODChildren/pub-pksn_24_VIDEO
    ~ Julie Jarmon
  • Friday, March 24, 2017
    Melanie and Ms. Brenda So Sorry for your loss of your beloved grandmother and mother and praying for your family during this time. Also giving thanks to God for the years that he blessed Ms. Ida with here on this earth. May you be comforted during the difficult times by your memories of her. God bless you both and your family.
    ~ Mike and Shelia Lovely   WAVERLY HALL, GA
  • Friday, March 24, 2017
    My sincere condolences to the Upshaw, Hunter, Brown Families for your loss of Ms Ida. As you mourn her death, May you find peace in the family and the strength in the care of friends. Psalm 62:8.
    ~ bj   GA
  • Sunday, March 26, 2017
    My heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your dear loved one.  The Bible speaks about our span of life being 70 or 80 years if one is especially strong (Psalms 90:10) so your loved one was able to live longer than most. Though death is difficult to deal with, the Bible also speaks of the time of a resurrection when the lame will leap like the deer (Isaiah 35: 5, 6) and older ones who have died will live again. Take comfort in that beautiful promise from God. For additional information, please visit jw.org.
    ~ Victoria Sherell   GA
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    We are sorry to hear about your dear loved one. Please rely on Our Heavenly Father in prayer. He cares for you. The Green FamIly
    ~ C Green   New orleans, LA
  • Monday, April 03, 2017
    My wife and I are wanting to express our hope for the family to get comfort from the Bible which give comfort to those who have lost a member of their family. By studying the Bible and getting a good understanding one can have real hope. Free home bible study is available, just ask anyone of Jehovahs Witnesses
  • Monday, April 03, 2017
    My sincere condolences to the family of Mrs. Upshaw. I'm sure her large family misses her so much. At this sad time pour out you heatr in prayer to God because he feels your pain.He care for you. 1Peter 5:7
    ~ P IVORY   Columbus, GA