Willie Jean Shorter

Willie Jean Shorter, 87, of Braxton, died Wednesday at Baptist Hospital. She was born Saturday, September 6, 1930.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 18, 2018, at 1 p.m. at New Zion Baptist Church in Braxton. Burial  followed in New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall handled  arrangements.

Mrs. Shorter was a member of New Zion Baptist Church. She was a librarian for many years and served as a volunteer at Simpson General Hospital. Her hobby was Stampin’ Up crafts with Mary Lea and friends.

Mrs. Shorter was preceded in death by her husband, M.L. Shorter; parents, John Bush and Lera Bush; son, John Shorter; and brother, Thomas Bush.

Mrs. Shorter is survived by her daughters, Jean Davis (Jerry) and Debbie Williamson (Phillip); sons, Charles Shorter (Diane) and Victor Shorter; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Jackie Bush Purser; daughter-in-law, Glenda Shorter.

Pallbearers were Jeremy Davis, Milissa Sizemore, Trampus Carr, Clay Sizemore, Garrett Sizemore and Kirk Shorter. Honorary pallbearers were Craig Shorter, Melissa Shorter, Jack Bush and Earl Entrekin.

Online guestbook may be signed at www.colonialchapelmageemendenhall.com