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Carolyn Grace Shurbitt

October 17, 1936June 11, 2021
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Carolyn Grace Shurbitt

Carolyn Grace Shurbitt, 84, of Townley, passed away Friday, June 11, 2021, at UAB Hospital. Family will receive friends Tuesday, June 15, 2021, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Service will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Walker Memory Gardens. Chris Lindsey will officiate. Mrs. Shurbitt was lovingly married to her late spouse, Tom Shurbitt, for more than 50 years. Together they had two children, Marchettia and David. They adamantly loved their grandchildren, Stacie, Stephanie, Alex, Jake, and Jesse. They later had an uncompromising love for their great granddaughter, Mia Claire Grace. Mrs. Shurbitt was a life long member of Grace Chapel Church of the Nazarene, where she served on the church board. She worked for over 40 years for Mr. Joe Ingle and Mr. George Mitnick, serving as the office manager of Crowne Partner’s Inc. She was also a proud member of the Business and Professional Women’s Club for over 20 years. She made many life-long friends and participated in numerous civic projects. To her family and friends, she was known as a lady of grace, ageless beauty, loving personality and as a wicked, mischievous sense of humor. She was a hard worker and a hard lover of those she knew and trusted. She was also the best playmate a grandchild or great grandchild could ever have. She will be remembered fondly for her beautiful smile, sparkling eyes, impish laugh, soft skin and her infamous gardenia scent. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is preceded in death by her husband for more than 50 years, Tom Shurbitt; son, Thomas David Shurbitt; parents, Arlie Grace and Jean Romine Grace; grandparents, John A. and Adaline Romine, and David Oscar and Vergie Grace; in-laws, Jesse Shurbitt and Missouri Elizabeth Crump Shurbitt. She is survived by Marchettia Shurbitt Jones; son-in-law, Phillip Jones; grandchildren Stacie Jones Allred (Jake), Stephanie Jones Castle (Shaun), Mary Alex Jones Grace (Brian), Jacob Shurbitt, and Jesse Shurbitt; great granddaughter, Mia Grace; brother, David Grace (Donnie); as well as a host of nieces and nephews. Honorary pallbearer will be Shaun Castle. Pallbearers will be Jake Allred, Brian Grace, Phillip Jones, Tom Cooner, and Cecil Joners Jr. In lieu of flowers, the family request dontaions to be made to Grace Chapel Church of the Nazarene, 1500 Hwy 124 Jasper, AL. 35501.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

  • Burial

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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Carolyn Grace Shurbitt

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Rosemary Filyaw

June 15, 2021

Carolyn was a gracious lady and friend. Carolyn will be missed by many of her friends.
Joe and I send our love and condolences.

John Cooner

June 13, 2021

Aunt Carolyn was always a sweet gentle soul. Our loss is Heaven’s gain. Love you always, John Cooner

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