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Amy Anderson Shorter, 50, of Brooks, went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 4, 2021.
Amy was born in Atlanta on May 1, 1971. She grew up in Jonesboro and graduated from Jonesboro High School. Amy continued her studies at Atlanta Christian College where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Education and a minor in Bible. She earned a Master’s Degree in Special Education and a Specialist Degree in Administration from West Georgia College. Amy was a special education teacher, general education teacher and instructional coach for Clayton and Coweta counties for 29 years until her retirement in 2019.
Amy was a longtime resident of Brooks, where she and her husband own and operate Brooks Christmas Tree Farm and Longleaf LLC. She was a devoted pet mama to Hank and Samantha (Sam). Amy was a devout member of Brooks Christian Church. Teaching, particularly special needs students, was truly her life’s passion. She was tolerant, patient and a wonderful example to her students. She had compassion and empathy for others. Amy touched countless lives through her love of Christ and devotion to education. Her smile truly lit up any room. She had an undeniable warmth and brightness about her. Amy loved and was loved deeply by her family, friends and countless students.
Amy was preceded in death by her father, Robert Lee “Bob” Anderson, and niece, Parker Ann. She is survived by her husband of 21 years: Scott Shorter of Brooks; mother: Janis Hughes Anderson of Brooks; sister and brother-in-law: Virginia Lee Overton and Trace Lee Overton of Stewart, TN; nieces: Payton Marie Bell, Preslee Hope Bell, Addie Bell and Lanie Overton; great-niece: Piper Ann Bell; aunt: Susan Jolly of Hampton; beloved canine pets: Hank and Samantha (Sam).
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at Brooks Christian Church, 969 Hwy 85 Connector, Brooks, GA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Amy’s memory to Brooks Christian Church or The Pink Posse Foundation of Georgia. The Shorter family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 1086 Hwy 54 West, Fayetteville. Messages of condolence may be left at www.GeorgiaCremation.com.