OBITUARY

Shelby J. Mays

March 19, 1939October 14, 2018
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SHELBY JEAN MAYS, 79, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. Born March 19, 1939, in Middles boro, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Elizabeth Shackels. A lifelong homemaker, Shelby enjoyed gardening, and the occasional weekend adventures.

She is survived by her children, Latisa (Scott) Guest of Greenfield, Steven (Sherry) Mays of Kendallville and Tammie Mays of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Jason (Hollie) Guest, Philip (Lauren) Guest, Amber Mays, Dylan Mays, and Chase Mays; six great - grandchildren..She was also preceded in death by husband, George H. Mays; one son, Michael Mays; and two brothers, Clarence Jr. and Franklin "Sunny" Shackels.

Service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, 1327 North Wells St., Fort Wayne (IN 46808). Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at the funeral home. Burial will follow services at I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven, Ind. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association. www.sloanandsonsfuneralhome.com

  • DONATIONS

  • American Heart Association

Services

  • Visitation Friday, October 26, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 27, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, October 27, 2018
REMEMBERING

Shelby J. Mays

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Sheila Caywood

October 23, 2018

So many wonderful memories, so many good times!! So many laughs through the years!! Jean was truly a special woman who was so good to everyone!! She was the mother of my life long best friend, Tammie.
I'm so thankful for Tammie and all of her family!! They all have a special place in my heart!! I am so very blessed to have known Jean almost my whole life!! And blessed to have her think of my girls as her own grandchildren and she loved them very much and they loved her!! The last time I saw her at her son Mikes funeral, just a few weeks ago, the last thing that I said to her was that I told her I loved her and she said I love you too baby, and then I hugged her, looked at that sweet smile as I walked away. I'm so glad I got to tell her that I loved her!! Prayers for all the Mays family!! I love you all!! May you rest in peace Jean.. I love and miss you very much!!

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