Celebrating the life of

Wonell Courson Busby

September 05, 1934 - October 16, 2021

Wonell Courson Busby

Wonell Courson Busby, 87, died peacefully at home in Savannah, GA on Saturday, October 16, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.

The Douglas, GA native was born on September 5, 1934 to the Earlie M. and Stella Worth Courson.

Wonell dearly loved the life of a military wife, and enjoyed traveling the world with her beloved husband, the late Colonel Leman O. Busby, U.S. Army.  She was a homemaker and loved taking care of her family. Wonell loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and would volunteer at all of their functions. In addition to supporting her family, Wonell was a volunteer with the American Red Cross while she lived abroad.  The family moved to Savannah in 1969. 

After the death of her husband, Wonell joined the staff of the St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary (The Pink Ladies) and worked there until she retired.

Wonell leaves behind a daughter, Viki Ashman of Savannah; son, Bruce Leman Busby of Roanke, AL; grandchildren, Chris Haupt, Christine Busby, Chad Busby, Gaby Busby, and Mitchell; two great-granddaughters, and her brother-in-law, Legrand Busby.

Visitation for Ms. Busby will be held Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. at Sims Funeral Home, 201 North Peterson Avenue, Douglas, GA.

The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 in the chapel of Sims Funeral Home, with Pastor Leroy Spivey officiating.

Burial will be in Lone Hill Cemetery in Douglas, GA.

Remembrances may be made to a memory care/Alzheimer’s charity, or to the St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary in Savannah.

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel, in Savannah, and Sims Funeral Home in Douglas are in charge of arrangements.




I love you so much Mema. I'm so thankful that I got to care for you and I already miss you so much. But I know you are are no longer in pain I love you so much

- Chris Haupt , Savannah , Georgia

Dear Vicki and Bruce, I know your hearts are broken for your dear mother, being such a young widow and amazing mother. Wonell traveled the world and found the very most lovely place for her family to enjoy their life. Paradise is the promise for eternity ,as originally intended. God put eternity in our heart for that very purpose. With the resurrection promise ,we know we will welcome Wonell back in good health. Acts 24:15 You have been patiently waiting for your dad and now with the assurance that they will answer when Jesus calls , Job 14:14 Lazarus came out of the grave when Jesus said , COME OUT. Jesus promised that the meek will inherit the earth. May you be comforted with the resurrection hope., “Enjoy Life Forever” Warm Christian Love, Sandy Wirfs

- Sandy Wirfs, Monroe,, Louisiana

A candle has been lit!

Dear Viki and Chris Words can not express the sorrow that you must be feeling. You both were so very devoted to Mema. You showed her every day by the care, love and happiness that you both gave her. Just think about all the memories you have together filled with wonderful joy, laughter and love. I know you will have peace knowing she is happy and resting. God bless Sandy

- Sandy , Grand Island , NY

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel