granny was a lady, that's one thing I remember.
She had a heart of gold, and a smile so sweet and tender.
Most people called her Mary, but grandpa called her Mae,
He had a love for her that lasted until his dying day.
she loved him dearly, and married him very young,
She gave to him two daughters, and his one and only son.
Jessie Mae was the oldest girl, she died when she was two.
It broke poor granny's heart and left her sad and blue.
grandpa he took sick, and God soon called him home.
Now granny had two children to raise all on her own.
But granny didn't worry, she knew things would work out,
Faith in God kept her strong, He'd see her thru without a
like the Lord had promised, her children were now grow,
Now once again poor granny was left all on her own.
Her only son grew ill, his heart they said was bad.
At age thirty two he died, once again leaving granny sad.
cried up to the Lord, pleading "Let this be the last,
I can't take another heartache, life passes by too fast.
I have buried two of my children and my husband, don't you
If you're going to take another, dear Lord, let it be
prayer was answered in 1982
God said, "This time my sweet Mary, the roll call is for
to my granny
(Mary "Manhart" Buie)
By Gloria Collins