On October 2, 2020, God called Awilda Lee James Ausbie home to be with Him. She was born in Blevins, AR to the late Annie and Alvin James on January 4, 1939. After graduating from Blevins Training School (Hemstead County, AR), Awilda attended Philander Smith College. There, she met the love of her life, Hubert “Geese” Ausbie. Awilda and Hubert were married for 61 years.
She leaves to remember her with beautiful memories of happy times: her husband, Hubert Ausbie, Sr.; her children, Yamonda Ausbie Paulette Ausbie and Herbert Ausbie, II, and his wife, Fadila and Bonita Ausbie-Allen and her husband Charles; a sister, Mabel Bizzell; grandchildren, Jarel McAdoo and his wife, Natassia, Jeremey McAdoo and his wife, Brittany; great-grandchildren, Zaria, JaMeya and Jalaiya McAdoo; a sister and brother-in-law, Florene and Dean Willis; a sister-in-law, Doris Breschers; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Visitation: Friday, October 2, 2020, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester, Little Rock. Masks are required, social spacing is observed per CDC guidelines. Celebration of Life held Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 11:00 a.m., at the Greater Archview Baptist Church, 1720 W. 23rd Street, Little Rock. There will be a family-only reflection time from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
The service will be livestreamed at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, at Greater Archview Baptist Church YouTube.