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Ms. Sallie Tucker

October 4, 1951 ~ August 13, 2020 (age 68)


My Birth I, Sallie Mae Tucker, was born to the proud parents of Mattie and Marion Mayweather on October 4, 1951, in Sparta, Georgia.

My Childhood I lived and was blessed with a beautiful childhood growing up in the Culverton Community with my mom, dad, and siblings. During my childhood, I joined the New Beulah Baptist Church at a young age. I attended both elementary and high school in Hancock County. While in high school, I became a member of the Hancock Central Concert/ Marching Band. In addition to band, some of my favorite subjects were home economics and typing. I was an Alumni of Hancock Central High School, Class of 1969.

My Marriage Soon after high school, I married the love of my life and friend, Leon Tucker, and from this union, God blessed us with three beautiful daughters, affectionately known as “Our Girls.”

My Career I first accepted a job working as a secretary for the Hancock Board of Education.  Years later, I accepted a full-time position with my employer as an Head Start Assistant Teacher. After several years, I was promoted to Lead Teacher and became a CDA Advisor in which I was blessed to help many other of my fellow teachers become certified in Child Care Development. While working as a Lead Teacher and Advisor, I was blessed to work closely and become certified with other Agencies such as Babies Can’t Wait, to make sure all my students received the best quality care. I couldn’t stop there, so I pressed on to obtain my Associates Degree in Education in 1999 from Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, Georgia. After approximately 30 years working with Head Start and receiving my degree, I was promoted to the position as Head Start Disability Coordinator, which I serve until my retirement.

My Transitioning On August 13, 2020, I heard my Heavenly Father’s voice. He called me home to beloved father, Marion Mayweather, Sr.; brothers, Willie Marion Mayweather, Henry Mayweather, Robert Kendrick, Marion Mayweather Jr., Charlie Mayweather, and brother Jeffrey Mayweather and sister, Della Nash.

Remember Me I leave to cherish my memory and my teaching: my dear mom, affectionately known as “Granny,” Mattie Mayweather; my husband, Leon Tucker; my girls, LaShandra  Tucker-Rhodes, Salitha Tucker-Dargan, and Samantha (Everett) Havior; my precious grandchildren, Tempestt Rhodes, Jonathon Rhodes, Donovan Dargan Indya Horton, and Aziya Milner; brothers, Pastor Steve (Pastor Akita) Mayweather and James Mayweather; sisters, Mary Clark, Sister Mattie Mae Lawrence, and Sister Shirley Strawter; sister Lisa Moss Jordan, mother-in-law, Rosa Mae Tucker; and all my other family, friends, and loved ones who I was blessed to share my life’s journey.

Services entrusted to Dawson’s Mortuary ~ 98 Hopgood Street Warrenton, Georgia


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August 21, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Adrick Alexander Chapel
12271 Broad Street
Sparta, GA 31087

Graveside Service
August 22, 2020

11:00 AM
New Beulah Baptist Sparta, GA, Georgia, Sparta

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