Funeral Services for Mrs. Willie Mae Shinholster will be held Wednesday May 4, 2016 at 2:30 PM at Jordan Stream Baptist Church. Rev. Eddie D. Smith will officiate. Interment will follow at the Springhill CME Church Cemetery.
Willie Mae was born in McIntyre, GA on January 24, 1941 to the parentage of Willie Curtis Johnson & Essie Mae Johnson. She attended Calhoun Consolidated Schools and at an early age she joined Parker Spring Baptist Church. She worked as a housekeeper for Central State Hospital for 8 years before resigning due to illness. Willie Mae enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Willie Mae was joined in holy matrimony to James Shinholster on February 16, 1963. They were married 53 years, out of this union came six children.
Willie Mae is preceded in death by son; Willie James Shinholster, father; Willie Curtis Johnson, mother; Essie Mae Johnson, brother; Joseph Johnson, sisters; Aleloise Johnson, Daisy Sims, and Joan Johnson. God called her home on April 30, 2016.
Willie Mae is survived by her husband James Shinholster, Five children; Kenneth Shinholster (Kathy) of Macon, GA, Janis Smith(Reginald), Phyllis Whipple(Michael) and Ronald Shinholster(Samantha) all of Irwinton, GA, Michelle Hightower(Bobby) of Milledgeville, GA, and Stepson Melvin Cummings (Precious) of Douglasville, GA. She also leaves behind a brother; Eddie Johnson of Irwinton, GA and sister; Annie Brookins (Melvin Sr.) of Bartow, GA, Two sister-in-laws; Doris Davis and Cora Phelps of Irwinton, GA.; Three brother-in-laws; Eddie Shinholster of Gordon, GA, Elbert Shinholster Sr and Nathaniel Shinholster (Jacqueline) both of Irwinton, GA; Four aunts; Ella Mae Brown of Sandersville, GA, Christine Walker of Irwinton, GA, Maizee Walker and Alma Walker of McIntyre, GA, a devoted granddaughter; Alaina Whipple and devoted friend; Jacqueline Shinholster, both of Irwinton, GA, along with a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.
Family will receive friends at the family residence 55 Martin Luther King, Jr. Road Irwinton. Mrs. Shinholster will be place in the Sancutary of Jordan Stream Baptist Church one hour prior to service hour. Wilkinson County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.