OBITUARY

Martha L. Shaffer

July 3, 1932May 11, 2019

Martha Louise Shaffer passed away peacefully on May 11, 2019 in Snellville, GA at the age of 86. Martha was born July 3, 1932 in Booneville, MS and lived most of her life in the Atlanta area. She spent almost 25 years working in sales at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue as a Parfum Enthusiast. For 50 years, she was a proud sister of life, learning and friendship in the Beta Sigma Phi sorority. Martha, or also known as “MiMi”, “Sissy”, “Aunt Sis Sis” and even on occasion “The Silver Fox” was a free spirit with an infectious smile who loved her family and friends, lipstick and perfume and a nice scotch. She was definitely always the life of the party. She is preceded in death by her parents, Elijah Daniel Smith and Taffa Leigh Smith; her husband of 28 years, William A. Shaffer and her stepson, William “Billy” Carlton Shaffer. She is also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters, Wendell “Pete” Smith, Lima Eveline Smith, Daniel Elijah Smith, Rachel Estelle Williams and Ralph Arthur Smith; her companion of 12 years, Jack Sharp and her life-long best friend Patsy Smith. Martha is survived by her sister, Nellie “NaNa” Crosby (Gulfport, MS); her stepdaughter, Joy Lynn Shaffer Shelnutt and husband Marty; her grandsons, William “Billy” Carlton Shaffer II, Cole William Taylor and Dustin Carlton Taylor; and her great grandchildren, Madalynn Taylor, Jackson Taylor, Reagan Taylor, Carmen Taylor and Jameson Taylor; many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held on May 18, 2019 at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens, Snellville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to The Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.

Services

  • Graveside Service Saturday, May 18, 2019

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Mary Deane (Smith) Pollard

May 17, 2019

SO SORRY TO SEE THIS ABOUT MY COUSIN MARTHA. I HAD WONDERED WHERE SHE WAS. LAST TIME SEEING HER WAS MAYBE THAT LAST CLASS GET TOGETHER. MARTHA AND I GRADUATED TOGETHER FROM THRASHER IN 1951. NOT MANY OF OUR CLASSMATES LEFT NOW. WYNELL IS STILL LIVING. I’VE BEEN THINKING OF OUR HIGH SCHOOL YEARS AND REMEMBERING WHAT A GOOD BASKETBALL PLAYER MARTHA WAS! I STILL LIVE IN BOONEVILLE. MY HUSBAND QD DIED IN 2000, THEN MY NURSE DAUGHTER RACHAEL DIED IN HEART SURGERY. MY DAUGHTER LORRIE IS VISITING WITH ME FROM LAS VEGAS AND IS HELPING ME WRITE THIS MESSAGE. MY OTHER KIDS ARE ; BECKY, DAVID, DAWN, LORRIE, AND BYNUM ANDREW OR ANDY. BYNUM WAS MY FATHER AND MARTHA’S UNCLE. I AM WRITING BOTH TO EXPRESS MY CONDOLENCES AND WITH THE HOPES THAT NELL WILL BE ABLE TO READ IT AND GET IN TOUCH WITH ME IF POSSIBLE. MY LOVE AND SYMPATHIES TO YOU ALL.
MARY DEANE SMITH POLLARD
302 N. 3RD ST. BOONEVILLE, MS 38829

Shirley St.George

May 14, 2019

I was in sorority with Martha. We had some great parties at her home.
She was such a lovely person ,we love her very much. My memories will always be with me

Allison Taylor

May 13, 2019

You will forever be in our hearts, Mimi! We love you! 🦋
Cole & Allison
Emerson, Reagan and Carmen Taylor

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