MRS. BETTYE JEAN MAYS SHROPSHIRE - Age 69, of Calhoun, Georgia passed away Friday, August 23, 2019. She was born on May 3, 1950 to the late Aaron Mays, Sr. and Maurine Wilkey Mays. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Larry Gleason Whitener, one brother, Aaron Mays, Jr. Bettye was employed for thirteen years at Gordon County Department of Family and Children Services, and for over thirty years at Headstart / Better Beginnings of Dalton. She graduated from Calhoun High School Class of 1968, and was a faithful member of Shiloh Baptist Church of Dalton.
Survivors and family are her loving children, daughter, Sherica Whitener of Chattanooga, Tennessee; son, Chace Shropshire of Dalton, Georgia; grandchildren, Jasmine Whitener, and Derricus Jackson of Rome, Georgia; two great grandchildren, Eli Jackson, and Journei Whitener; two sisters, Sharon Curtis of Calhoun, Georgia, and Kathy Mays of Dalton; brother Kenneth (Stephanie) Mays; sister-in-law, Evang. Mary Mays, of Calhoun; nieces, nephews, cousins, special friend, Donald Reynolds; goddaughter, Lauren Watters; devoted friends, Minister Wayne and Judy Curtis, Deacon Michael and Sharon Whitener; other relatives, and friends.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 12:00 Noon at Shiloh Baptist Church, 2014 Martin L. King, Jr. Blvd., Dalton, GA. 30721 with Pastor Edward Hoggs as Eulogist. Her remains will lie in state at the funeral home on Friday after 11:00 A. M. The family will receive friends at the church one hour before the service. Interment, Pine Grove Church Cemetery in the Red Bud Community. Please share your thoughts and memories of Bettye Jean Mays Shropshire at www.willisfuneralhomedalton.com. Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Georgia.
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