Montez H. Motes

May 24, 1928August 18, 2013

Montez Motes, 85, of Marietta, lost her battle with cancer early Sunday morning. Originally from Blackshear, Mrs. Motes moved to Atlanta in 1967. She worked in the jewelry business in Waycross, then Atlanta, before owning a series of holiday and gift stores with her husband.

Whether perfecting a seven-minute frosting for a coconut cake or sharing her signature pound cake, she will always be remembered for her delicious cakes and iconic Southern meals. She was blessed to have many special friends from Eastwood Baptist Church; wonderful neighbors in the East Park community; and her beloved dog, Einstein, who was her joy and constant companion. Mrs. Motes prided herself on being a good neighbor, and her many friends and family were by her side throughout her illness.

Predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Edward, she is survived by daughter Patricia Motes Boren and her husband, Thomas, and her son, Michael Motes, and his wife, Theresa. Mrs. Motes has three grandchildren, Katie and Carter Motes, and Lisa Boren Sivy, as well as two great-grandsons, Lucas and Christopher Sivy.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 21 at 11:00a.m., at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home, with a visitation on Tuesday evening, from 5:00 – 8:00p.m. Mrs. Motes is to be buried with her late husband in Alma, GA later in the week. Mrs. Motes was a child of God, and her family takes comfort in knowing she is now in a better place and no longer suffering.


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 20, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Montez H. Motes

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August 27, 2013

I would like to give my condolences to the friends and family members of Montez Motes. Being together may help with the coping. 1 Thess 5:11.

August 27, 2013

With deepest sympathy to the Motes family during your time of grief...God is for you a refuge and strength, A help that is there to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead...(Psalm 62:8).


August 27, 2013

May God (ps 83:18) comfort the family in times of sorrow but connected to Joy for being able to enjoy their love one while she was alive.

August 26, 2013

Sorry for your lost just think of the day when you will see your died loved ones again.


August 24, 2013

Sorry to hear of Mrs. Motes passing I hope the family recover soon you have my condolence,may you fine comfort.Php 4:7.

August 24, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May the peace of God that excels all thought bring you comfort during this most difficult time. Phillipians 4:7


irene rev.21:4

August 24, 2013

Please accept my deepest sympathies.

Shirley Wilson

August 22, 2013

I would have been at the service but just read about it last night. I worked with Montez in the 80's at Carol's Place in Tucker and at Montez's Christmas kiosk at the mall.
She was very special to me. My prayers are with her children and grands.

Kevin & Claire Scallions

August 22, 2013

Our prayers for the comfort of your family at this loss are offered. May God bring healing to your hearts yet an everlasting joyfulness that all were blessed with this dear soul if only for a short time.

August 22, 2013

My sincere condolences to the family.