OBITUARY

Shirley Naomi Miller Pace

August 9, 1935April 14, 2021

Shirley Naomi Miller Pace, age 85 passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at The Grove in Columbia, MS. She worked at Rutter-Rex, and later became a homemaker. Mrs. Pace was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church. Mrs. Pace was preceded in death by her husband, Luke Pace, Jr.; daughter, Diane Pace Courtney; sons, Kenneth Pace, and Billy Wayne Pace; parents, Jessie Miller and Sarah Rozenia Blackwell Miller; and a great-grandson, Nick Valdez. She is survived by her daughter, Betty Courtney (Reggie) of Sumrall, MS; a son, Bryan Pace (Tracy) of Columbia; son-in-law, Edgar Courtney, Jr.; eleven grandchildren, Stacey Clark (John), and Cassie Williamson (Jeremy), both of Sumrall, Christy Warren (Daniel) of Collins, MS, Luke Sappington (Ashley), Jared Sappington (Marti), and Tina Bass (Chad), all of Columbia, Michael Courtney (Christa), and Ginger Herndon (Scott), both of Sumrall, Jennifer Pace of Columbia, Monica King (Marvin) of McComb, MS, and J.R. Pace (Lisa) of Columbia; 33 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, April 16, 2021 at Good Hope Baptist Church where family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until service time. Reverend Justin Cameron will preside over services and interment will follow at Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery assisted by Jared Sappington, Chad Sappington, Levi Bass, Garrett Bass, J.R. Pace, and Michael Courtney as pallbearers and Luke Sappington, Chad Bass, John Clark, Jeremy Williamson, Daniel Warren, and Scott Herndon as honorary pallbearers.

  • FAMILY

  • Luke Pace, Jr., Husband (deceased)
  • Diane Pace Courtney, Daughter (deceased)
  • Kenneth Pace, Son (deceased)
  • Billy Wayne Pace, Son (deceased)
  • Jessie Miller, Father (deceased)
  • Sarah Rosenia Blackwell Miller, Mother (deceased)
  • Nick Valdez, Great Grandson (deceased)
  • Betty Courtney (Reggie), Daughter
  • Bryan Pace (Tracy), Son
  • Edgar Courtney, Jr., Son-in-law
  • Stacey Clark (John), Grandchild
  • Cassie Williamson (Jeremy), Grandchild
  • Christy Warren (Daniel), Grandchild
  • Luke Sappington (Ashley), Grandchild
  • Jared Sappington (Marti), Grandchild
  • Tina Bass (Chad), Grandchild
  • Michael Courtney (Christa), Grandchild
  • Ginger Herndon (Scott), Grandchild
  • Jennifer Pace, Grandchild
  • Monica King (Marvin), Grandchild
  • J.R. Pace (Lisa), Grandchild
  • Mrs. Pace is also survived by 33 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jared Sappington, Active
  • Chad Sappington, Active
  • Levi Bass, Active
  • Garrett Bass, Active
  • J.R. Pace, Active
  • Michael Courtney, Active
  • Luke Sappington, Honorary
  • Chad Bass, Honorary
  • John Clark, Honorary
  • Jeremy Williamson, Honorary
  • Daniel Warren, Honorary
  • Scott Herndon, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 16, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 16, 2021

Memories

Shirley Naomi Miller Pace

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Donna Davis

April 16, 2021

Shirley was one of the sweetest people I have ever met. She treated everyone like family. Her sweet smile and loving spirit will live on in my heart. She will be truly missed by so many ,but our loss is certainly heavens gain. Prayers for all the family.

Judine Parker

April 15, 2021

I knew Mrs. Shirley for many years, plus our neighbor for many years even after I left home and married. Our families would always visit each other, I rode the school bus with her children, she was always a very sweet lady, I know you will miss her so much, because I miss my parents every day, but rest assured she is in a much better place. Praying for everyone.

Janie Bryant

April 15, 2021

I loved her from the 1st time we met. Her smile and sweetness drew people to her and held them. How beautiful Heaven must be.

Shirley Miller

April 15, 2021

Shirley and I grree up together in church. She was my husband’s first cousin. So sorry for your loss. Prayers.

Tina Bass

April 14, 2021

These were her younger years. So many memories made. Will treasure these forever The sweetest lady anyone would ever meet. She was loved by everyone and everyone knew her as MawMaw. She was everyone’s MawMaw.

Tina Bass

April 14, 2021

So many memories were made . Memories of growing up living right in front of her house where I would wonder off every morning to help in the chicken house. I pretty much lived with this lady as a child she saved me from many butt whippings. She took to me church. So heart breaking to know to she isn’t physically here. O how I love this lady and miss her even the so more

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY