Shirley Ann Snellgrove Raper, 78, of Folkston, GA passed away Tuesday, August 11 in Jacksonville, FL after a courageous battle with kidney disease and results from a massive stroke. She was born April 6, 1942 in Waycross, GA to the late James E. Snellgrove, Sr. and Enda Blount Snellgrove. She was a homemaker and a member of Camp Pinckney Baptist Church.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Raper and 2-brothers: James E. Snellgrove, Jr and Ronald Snellgrove.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. She is survived by her children: Manuel (Maria) Ray, Cheryl (Eddie) Crews, Debbie Woolard, Glynn (Pam) Raper; a sister: Frances (Roy) Lansdell; a brother: Charles (Marilyn) Snellgrove; grandchildren: Jason (Ansley) Ray, Michael (Alyssa) Ray, Chasity (Vandell) Dasher, Bryan (Anna) Crews, Brandi Woolard, Holli Woolard, Alicia (Pete) Mathis, China (Jonathan) Teabeau, Paige Raper; 21-great grandchildren and 2-great great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 15 at Camp Pinckney Baptist Church at 11:00 AM with Rev. Tim Hall officiating. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home, 526 Oakwood Street, Folkston, GA 31537.