Jo Evelyn Way (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Jo Evelyn Way, 83, of Augusta, Georgia passed away Saturday, October 22, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Way retired after numerous years of service from Fort Gordon in the Civil Service Personnel Office. She was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. "Big Mama" is survived by her beloved husband of 67 years, James Thomas "Big Daddy" Way, Sr.; daughter, Sandi (Bob) Tanner; son, Tommy (Mary) Way; five precious grandchildren, Ron and Doug Hunter, Josh, Jake and Alice Way; twelve wonderful great-grandchildren, Madeline, Blake, Austin, Ashlyn, Rachel, Riley, Laura Patten, Ellis, JT, Oliver, Beckett and Asher; and two special nephews, Buddy Powell and Johnny McGrath. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 - 8 PM, at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held 11 AM, Monday, October 24, 2011 in the Lumpkin Road Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home with Rev. John Kilpatrick and Dr. Roy L. Head officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Ron and Doug Hunter, Josh, Jake, Bobby and Donnie Way. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Silvercrest Baptist Church, 3431 Peach Orchard Road, Augusta, Georgia 30906. Elliott Sons Funeral Home , 2524 Lumpkin Road Augusta, Georgia 30906, 706-793-0123