Mrs. Betty J. (Jackie) Shelby, age 81, passed away Monday afternoon at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Shelby was born in Walker County, Ga., to Mr. and Mrs. A.O. Thomas and was a graduate of LaFayette High School. Following high school, she married her husband of 64 years, Robert Jackson Shelby, and the two then moved to Rome, Ga., in 1955. Jackie was a homemaker, raised three daughters and became deep-rooted in the West Rome community.
Jackie loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Fellowship Baptist Church and later her New Armuchee Baptist Church communities. Jackie worked part-time for a number of years at Miller Brothers Department Store. Among her many talents were cooking, gardening and interior design. She had a love for books, learning, flowers and art. Jackie cared deeply for children, public education and literacy in Rome and Floyd County.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Jackson Shelby, her daughters Angela Sanford, Lisa Helbing (Matt Helbing), Jeanne Krueger (Mark Krueger) all of Rome. Her grandchildren: Bradley Sanford (Lindsay Sanford), Shelby Krueger, Anderson Krueger and John Helbing. She is also survived by one great granddaughter, Savannah Sanford. She is survived by her siblings; Joyce Cook, Lucy Chandler, Ann Snyder, Leon Thomas, James Thomas and Gary Thomas.
Funeral graveside services will be held Thursday, September 6, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. at Oaknoll Cemetery with Reverend Jarrod Roberts officiating. The family will receive visitors prior to the service from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Good Shepherd Funeral Home. Should friends desire, contributions may be sent to the Open Door Children’s Home SW, 5 Leon St., Rome, Georgia 30165.
Mr. Randolph Kinnebrew Sr., age 67 of Rome, Ga., passed on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. F. K. Jones Funeral Home.