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Mrs. Fannie Mae Worthen Primus

December 13, 1938 ~ August 21, 2019 (age 80)



Fannie Mae Worthen Primus was born December 13, 1938 in Sparta, Georgia to the late Mary Lou and Joseph Worthen.  She was the second born of 10 children. 

Her brothers, Herry Worthen, Willie Joseph Worthen, Melvin Worthen, Inez Worthen, Willie Hampton and Roger Brown preceded her in death.  Also preceding her in death are her son-inn-law, Kenneth, brother-in-law, Leo Wheeler, sister-in-law, Kathleen Worthen.

Fannie was educated in the Hancock County School System. She worked a number of years at Milledgeville Country Club as a Cook.  She retired from Bill Ireland Youth Development Center (known as YDC) as a Cook.  Her passion was cooking and making sure no one went hungry.


Fannie was a faithful member of Stanton Grove Baptist Church and sung in the choir.  She enjoyed gardening, flowers, fishing, cooking, crocheting and quilting with her “sewing buddies”, Mildred Cummings, Pauline Cummings, Inez Hampton, Vickey Yates, and Mary Lawson. When talking with people her famous saying was “Child Please”.  Her favorite readings in the Bible was Psalms Chapter 23 and Ecclesiastes Chapter 3, “A Time For Everything.”

Sister Fannie, also known as “Saffire” was a very outspoken person and a comedian by her own standards. She always had something funny to say and what comes up, comes out.  She was a Spiritual person who loved God.

On August 21, 2019, God sent an Angel to extend an invitation for His good and faithful servant to come home.  Her giving spirit and good nature will be greatly missed by many. 

Fannie and her late husband Levi, leaves to cherish their memories, their two loving daughters, Rosa Eva (Robert) Bolton and Shirley Tucker; four caring sons, Marlin (Tracye) Primus, Kenneth (Patricia) Primus, Terry (Christine) Primus, Tomlyn “Terrell” (Angela) Primus; Deith Dickson and Leroy Parks; fourteen grandchildren, Jarvis (Marcia) Primus, Sonja (Tyron) Moore, Carlos (Heather) Dickson, Antonio (Shevawn) Bolton, Kenneth (Alexis) Primus, Jr., Tiffany Grable, Sherjetta (Mahdi) Shelton, Rapunzel Tucker, Terry Primus, Jr., Galadriel “Tansie” (James) Philyaw, Shanaquana Primus, Kervarsha Tucker, Carmishia Primus, Kentavious Primus and Kendeara Primus; nineteen great grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Jean Wheeler, and Patricia Clayton; two brothers, Willie Joseph Worthen and Johnnie Glen (Renette) Worthen; sisters-in-law, Tara Worthen and Dorothy Brown all of Sparta, Georgia and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Special friends, Nazareth Burton, Inez Durden, Sallie Mae Bridges and Earnest Barnes,  caregiver, Toimarco Kitchens, Reba Davis and Jessica Weaks.

Visitation: Adrick Alexander Chapel, 12271 Broad St. Sparta, GA.

      Monday, August 26, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Services entrusted to Dawson’s Mortuary ~98 Hopgood St. Warrenton, GA.


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August 26, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Adrick Alexander Chapel
12271 Broad Street
Sparta, GA 31087

Funeral Service
August 27, 2019

12:00 PM
Stanton Grove Baptist Church
5928 GA Hwy 22
Sparta, GA 31087

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