Mary Louise Champion

May 16, 1936October 4, 2012

Mary Louise Shell Champion Age 76, of Decatur, Al.

Passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at her residence.

She was born in Limestone County on May 16, 1936 She is preceded in death by her parents: Roy L. and Mamie Miller Shell, grandparents : Robert Jackson Miller and Arsula Ruth One brother: David Lester Shell Two sisters: Leta Shell Vest, Martha Shell Fones

Survivors: Husband Billy Joe Champion One son: Billy "Joe" Champion, II One brother : Arnold J. Shell Four sisters: Margaret Shell Dunn, Sarah Shell Pressnell, Sandra Shell Floerkey, Melissa Shell Lanier One grandchild: Morrigan Gabriel Champion

Visitation will be from 6:00 PM till 8:00 PM Sunday, October 7, 2012 at Roselawn Funeral Home Funeral service will be Monday October 8, 2012 at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel


  • Visitation Sunday, October 7, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 8, 2012

Mary Louise Champion

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Avery Beall

October 14, 2012

So sorry to hear about your Mom Joe . I was out of town and just found out . If you need to talk feel free to call me .

Janice & Eric Maresh

October 8, 2012

We Love and miss you,

tammy flanagan

October 7, 2012

Mrs. Champion ( Mary) I called her was my friend. I met her only a couple of years ago when I had her dear sister Leta as a patient with home health and then I had Mary. I loved to hear her stories about her life and how her and her sweet love of her life Billy met. She shared so many fond memories of her childhood, her sweet mama and her crazy sisters. She loved life simple and she taught me that family is so important and that if you get mad and throw them out its ok because hey their love will bring them back tomorrow because that's what families do. They argue and step on each others toes but in the end when you truly need them this family was there. I don't see that often in my line of work and when I do its priceless. the times are going to be lonesome for you guys and I'm remembering the morning I came and you all were at your moms house having a hen party and breakfast and that's how I'm going to remember Mary. She was laughing and you guys were reminiscing and it was the best. My love and prayers go out to all of you and heaven gained a precious angel and I can see her laughing and talking and raising the roof off heaven. I have the best upside down German chocolate cake recipe that she gave me , as well as the best hugs and kisses and memories that I will always cherish.

Brad & May Lynn Puckett

October 7, 2012

Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during your time of loss. May God give you grace & peace to get through. However, there is a blessing that comes with death, eternity with our Lord & savior Jesus Christ. So it's not farewell, it's see you later, when you greet us in eternity.