Obituaries

Georgia M. Shivers

July 5, 2019

Burial Date: July 13, 2019

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11am Saturday July 13, 2019 at Little Zion Baptist Church Smithfield,Va. Viewing will take place Friday July 12, 2019 from 4-7pm at Shivers Funeral Chapel. Professional Services entrusted to Shivers Funeral Chapel.

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Georgia M. Shivers, age 105 transitioned from this life on Friday July 5, 2019 at her residence.  Georgia was born on March 15, 1914 in Isle of Wight Country to the late Pembrook Moton and Mattie Diggs Moton. She was the wife of the late Leslie Roy Shivers Sr. From their union they were blessed with fourteen children.

At an early age Georgia was baptized and joined Little Zion Baptist Church where she remained faithful until her death.  Georgia worked for many years cleaning houses and doing various job until she went to work at Smithfield Packing, and remained there for 25 years.

Georgia was known for baking potato and apple jacks, homemade rolls, icebergs, cakes, pies and homemade rolls.

On June 02, 2019 she was awarded the First Matriarch Award of Little Zion Baptist Church.  Georgia also was awarded a plaque from President Obama, The Town of Smithfield, The Board of Supervisors of Isle of Wight County.  She also received a certificate from the Governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, and Recognition from Senator Louis Lucas, Senator Bobby Scott and the Mayor of Smithfield, Cater Williams.

She was preceded in death by her husband Leslie R. Shivers, Mother Mattie Moton, Father Pembrooke Moton, a Brother Walter Moton, a Sister Essie Diggs, two sons, and six daughters.

She leaves to cherish her memory two sons Leslie Shivers Jr(Betty) and Wilbert Shivers (Yvonne); four daughters Evangeline Judkins, Shirley Bailey, Patricia Spratley and Margaret Parker;  fifty-eight grandchildren; one hundred and five great grandchildren; one hundred seventy-five great great grandchildren; seventy-eight great great great grandchildren; four great great great great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11am Saturday July 13, 2019 at Little Zion Baptist Church Smithfield,Va. Viewing will take place Friday July 12, 2019 from 4-7pm at Shivers Funeral Chapel. Professional Services entrusted to Shivers Funeral Chapel.