Zada Matilda Comer

November 1, 1936March 30, 2011

Zada Matilda Comer, 74, of Shenandoah, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at her home. She was born on November 1, 1936 in Rockingham County and was the daughter of the late Earman Monroe and Nora Virginia Lam Shifflett. Zada was a wonderful Christian lady, loving mother and grandmother, and loved gospel music. Zada attended Humes Run School and was employed with Wrangler in Shenandoah for 39 years before retiring. On August 20, 1983 she married Charles “Ikey” H. Comer, who preceded her in death on June 4, 2010. She is survived by three daughters, Pat Shifflett and husband, Earl of Elkton, Doris Cubbage and husband, Doug of Shenandoah, Ellen Alger and husband, Jackie of Stanley; one son, Wayne Housden and wife, Phyllis of Stanley; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, five sisters, Louise Dovel of Stanley, Ida Mae Roudabush of Elkton, Mary Housden, Marleen Comer, and Lena Dean all of Shenandoah; four brothers, Charles, Paul, and Clyde Shifflett all of Elkton, Ray Shifflett of Shenandoah; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Conard Shifflett. The family will receive friends 6-9:00 PM, Saturday, April 2, 2011 at New Life Gospel Church in Shenandoah. A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM, Sunday, April 3, at the church with Pastor Tony Cubbage officiating. Burial will follow at the Cave Cemetery in Shenandoah. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Life Gospel Church, 1309 Shenandoah River Road, Shenandoah, VA 22849. Lindsey~Kyger Funeral Home in Shenandoah is handling arrangements and online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


  • Visitation Saturday, April 2, 2011
  • Funeral Service Sunday, April 3, 2011

Zada Matilda Comer

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Lamar & Kay Harrison

April 3, 2011

Pat, Doris, Ellen and Wayne. WE love you all and truely understand what you all are going through. Aunt Zada was an outstanding Aunt and had a great sense of humor. Knowing that she is in heaven makes it comforting. We are here for you all.

Bonnie & Allen Comer

April 2, 2011

We are so sorry to hear about Zada but we know she is with her Lord and Savior. She was a wonderful person and she will be missed. May God Bless each of you.

Della Grimsley

April 2, 2011

Pat,Doris,Ellen and Wayne.Zada was a very good woman and she will really be missed by all.Especially me.Because i will never have another neighbor as good as her.She was the best...

Linda Cubbage

April 2, 2011

Dear Bridget: I sure was sorry to hear of your Grandmother's passing. Will keep you in my thoughts.

Linda Cubbage

April 2, 2011

Dear Pat: Was so sorry to hear of Your Mom's passing. I know what it feels like to lose a parent. You will be in my thoughts.

Brad, Julie, Haley, Dalton & Kalynn Shifflett

April 1, 2011

What a loving, godly wonderful grandmother and great-grandmother. You will be LOVED and missed dearly. We will see you again one day in HEAVEN!!!

Kendra Alger

March 31, 2011

There was no other Maw-Maw like this one!
LOVE,Kendra Alger

Staff of Enchanting Florals & Gifts

March 31, 2011

With deepest sympathy on your loss.


March 31, 2011