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Bernice Osborne ‘Big Mama’ Westbrook
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Funeral services for Bernice Osborne “Big Mama” Westbrook of Cornelia, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at Cornelia Christian Church with David Terrell and Larry Westbrook officiating. Burial followed in Nails Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Westbrook died Monday, June 9, 2014, at Habersham Medical Center.

Born in Banks County, she was a daughter of the late George Osborne and Mary Strange Osborne. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, John Ruben Westbrook; son and daughter-in-law, George T. Westbrook Sr. and Anna Laura Westbrook; sons, Bill, Dean and Dillard Westbrook; sons-in-law, Ray Crunkleton, Benny Wood, Donald Williams, Terrell Burddette and Mac Hill; grandchildren, Danny Wood, Sharon Ann Hill and Tyler James Westbrook; great-grandsons, Jonathan Dalton, Stephen Reems and Thomas Reems.

Mrs. Westbrook retired from Scovill Manufacturing as an inspector. Described by her family as a woman of character, Mrs. Westbrook stayed loyal to her family, friends and church family by showering them with love and support. She was an active member of Cornelia Christian Church, where she was the oldest living member. In her spare time, Mrs. Westbrook enjoyed her rose garden and cooking.

Survivors include her son, Oliver Westbrook of Clarkesville; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Diane Westbrook of Cornelia; daughters, June Williams of Hartwell, Ruby Burddette of Toccoa and Mary Ann Hill of Cornelia; daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie and Phillip Sr. Cody of Cornelia and Lois and Dr. Wayne Schroyer of Clarkesville; daughters-in-law, Francine Westbrook of Baldwin and Gail Westbrook of Alto; 22 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Cornelia Christian Church Building Fund, 1244 - 441 Bypass, Cornelia, GA 30531.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.

The Northeast Georgian

Friday, June 13, 2014