Shropshire, Martha Willie Vernell (LaFayette)

Monday, April 16, 2018
Martha Willie Vernell Shropshire
Martha Willie Vernell Shropshire

Martha Willie Vernell Shropshire, age 93, of LaFayette, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018. 

She was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Coker Shropshire; daughter, Phergn Jett; son, Henry Mosley; grandson, Cedric Shropshire; and all of her brothers and sisters. 

She is lovingly survived by her two daughters, Alfredia (Henderson) Spence of Ft. Washington, Md., and Diane Marsh; sons, Graling (Teidre) Shropshire, Mario Shropshire, of LaFayette, John (Jennifer) Shropshire of Kodak, Tn., Emanuel Shropshire of  Waldorf, Md., Nathan (Carlene) Shropshire of Jacksonville, Fl.; daughter-in-law, Deborah Mosley; sister-in-law, Bernice (Glen) Jackson; brother-in-law, Milton Shropshire; twenty-two grandchildren, twenty–eight great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends. 

A homegoing celebration will be held on Wednesday, April 18, at 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Baptist Church, 265 Oak Hill Baptist Church Road, Summerville, GA., 30747, with Dr. Willie Womble as eulogist, and Pastor George Beavers officiating. 

The family will receive friends at the church one hour before the service.  Interment will be Thursday, April 19, at 12:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. 

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Arrangements are by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Georgia.

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