Cuba Lucille <I>Carter</I> Wisenbaker

Cuba Lucille Carter Wisenbaker

Echols County, Georgia, USA
Death 4 May 2004 (aged 95)
Quitman, Brooks County, Georgia, USA
Burial Dasher, Lowndes County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 60148841 · View Source
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Wed November 10, 1928

My Mama

This grand lady in the top picture was 90 yrs old when it was taken. No make up, just a little face powder and a touch of Rouge, as she called it, and a dab of lipstick. I always did her hair.
Cuba Carter was born July 15, 1908 in Echols County, Georgia. Her parents were Hansford Franklin"Moss" Carter and Zoia Amelia Porter Carter. She was one of five children.
She graduated from Lake Park High School and went to Valdosta State University and received her teaching certificate. However, public teaching was not to be. She married on November 10, 1928 to Louis Byrd Wisenbaker.
They had a family of seven children. They lived in Lake Park, Georgia when the older five children were born. One of these children, Donald Frederick Wisenbaker, died at the age of six days.
Daddy and Mama bought a farm in 1938 in the western portion of Lowndes County in the Ousley District. The farm had an old house with no electricity and an outdoor toilet. The last two of their children were born in this house and it still stands today. It was upgraded to have all the conveniences of modern houses. It just looked old.

Mama gathered food from the garden and prepared delicious meals on an old wood stove for many years. She was an excellent seamstress. She made all the boys shirts as well as the girls clothes. She also made clothes for her niece and the neighbors children. Nothing went to waste in those days. All the fabric scraps were saved and she made scrap quilts to cover us with in the cold winter. Even in later years, the love of piecing quilts was not gone. She bought material and cut it up and made beautiful quilts from it. She had an article published in Quilt World Magazine 1977 with the pattern of a quilt square her Great Grandmother made.
She loved flowers, especially dayliies, amaryllis, and iris and had many growing in her yard. In summer the front porch would be lined with her potted plants. She definitely had a green thumb
She had good mental faculities until the last year of her life. She lived alone at the age of 94 and then moved in with us for the last 1 1/2 yrs of her life. She had developed some hallucination problems due to a calcified brain tumor.
She died May 4, 2004 in the Brooks County Hospital, Quitman, Georgia. She was survived by five of her children.
She was preceded in death by husband Louis Byrd Wisenbaker, sons Donald Frederick Wisenbaker and Ivy Wesley Wisenbaker, Grandsons, Alton Leon Wisenbaker and John Wesley Wisenbaker, step Grandson Jerrold David Roark.

She was buried at Dasher Cemetery, Lowndes County, Georgia USA next to her husband Louis Wisenbaker

A heartfelt thank you to Gen Gal for sponsoring my Mother's memorial.

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  • Created by: Delita
  • Added: 15 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 60148841
  • With Love, Gen Gal
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Cuba Lucille Carter Wisenbaker (15 Jul 1908–4 May 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 60148841, citing Dasher Cemetery #1, Dasher, Lowndes County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Delita (contributor 47315206) .