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Mary Lois Champion
December 6, 1954 - August 17, 2017

Richland, GA- On December 6, 1954, in Columbus, Georgia, Mary Lois Saxton Champion was born fourth of five children to the union of the late Eddie Anderson Saxton and Lula Pearl Ingram Saxton. On August 17, 2017, while hospitalized at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, she was called to her heavenly resting place. Through the inspiration and guidance of a Christian home and her belief in God, she joined church and was baptized at an early age, becoming a member of Greater Beulah Baptist Church. Mary's early education was received in the public schools in the Muscogee County School System. She graduated from Kendrick High School in 1972. Those who knew Mary (or "Lil Baby" as she was fondly called) will tell you that she had a great sense of humor. For many years she worked at the Fort Benning Officer's Club, later she gained employment in the culinary service at Brookstone School. Although she enjoyed cooking, nothing surpassed Mary's love for her family. Mary leaves to cherish her memory: two sons, Jimmie(Luz Boschuite) Jackson, Frisco, TX; Carlos(Knovva) Jackson, Midland, GA; one daughter, Tiffany(Willie) Davis, Magnolia, DE; nine grandchildren: LaVianna Jackson, Frisco, TX; Maurice Jackson, Kiara Jackson, Jayquez Jennings, Johathan Jennings and Turqois Pearl Jackson, Midland, GA; Marquise Davis, Tyrell Davis, and Tamya Davis, Magnolia, DE; two brothers: Eddie(Cynthia) Saxton, Midland, GA, Floyd Saxton, Columbus, GA: two sisters, Minnie (Reverend Andrew) Thomas, Cusseta, GA, Jennifer Hinkle, Columbus, GA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Celebration of Life Services will be held 1:00PM today, Saturday, August 26, 2017 in the chapel at Hill-Watson-People's Funeral Service LLC, 1605 3rd Avenue, Columbus, GA, 706-327-9293 with Rev. Andrew Thomas officiating.

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  • Friday, August 18, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Hill Watson Peoples Funeral Service
  • Sunday, August 20, 2017
    I am very to read about the passing Mary's passing , my sympathy to all for your loss. Revelations 20:13 tells us that "The sea gave the dead in it ,and death and the Grave gave up the dead in them.
    ~ bj   GA
  • Saturday, August 26, 2017
    We are sending our condolences to you and your family on the recent passing of your sister. Our prayers are with you during this period of time. May God bless you. Marva & Tony Santos
    ~ Marva Santos   Milford, CT
  • Saturday, August 26, 2017
    We are sending our condolences to you and your family on the recent passing of your sister Mary. Our prayers are with you during this period of time. May God bless you. Marva & Tony Santos
    ~ Marva Santos   Milford, CT
  • Saturday, August 26, 2017
    We are sending our condolences to you and your family on the recent passing of your sister Mary. Our prayers are with you during this period of time. May God bless you. Marva & Tony Santos
    ~ Marva Santos   Milford, CT
  • Sunday, April 29, 2018
    Sorry sorry for your loss. Remember to draw close to God during this time of mourning and he will undoubtedly draw close to you (James 4:8). For more information please visit jw.org.
    ~ S C   Columbus, GA