Barbara Louise King Shackelford, 82, died Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at Trinity Personal Care. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home & Crematory, College Street location. A family graveside service, with Rev. Bobby Sanderson officiating, will be Friday, May 22, 2020, at 11:00 AM at Friendship Cemetery. The daughter of the late Joseph S. and Iva Simpler Sutton, Mrs. Shackelford was born March 12, 1938, in Wilmington, DE. She was employed for over twenty years as a Customer Service Representative at Columbus TV Cable. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She was also a member of Women on Missions at First Baptist. She was extremely proud of her title of Life Master of Bridge. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson John Michael Shackelford, Jr. and her husband Milton Marion Shackelford. She is survived by her daughter and son- in-law, Cindy and Randy Stacy of Columbus; and her sons and daughter-in-law John M. and Lisa Shackelford of Germantown, TN, David Shackelford of Tupelo and daughter-in-law Sherry Shackelford of Columbus. She is also survived by her sisters, Joyce Porteous of Clearwater, FL and Elizabeth Sutton of Las Vegas, NV; seven grandchildren, Leah, Laura, Lane and Logan Shackelford, John Tyler and Spencer Stacy and Christopher Reese Shackelford; and two great- grandchildren, John Charles Stacy and Mary Blythe Condon. Pallbearers will be Logan Shackelford, John Tyler Stacy, Spencer Stacy and Reese Shackelford. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 829, Columbus, MS 39703 or to the donorís favorite charity.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on May 22, 2020
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