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Shirley Lois Eppinette (Ellis), 73, of Columbus, Georgia passed way July 31, 2020.
Her ashes will be spread at an undisclosed location at a later date.
Mrs. Eppinette was born October 8, 1946 in Columbus, Georgia to the late Grace Lois Ellis and Frank William Ellis, Sr. Shirley adored spending time with her family and loved ones. She was known for her culinary skills and enjoyed spending her free time fishing and crafting. She was known to enjoy playing cards, bingo, the lottery and slot machines. She was loved greatly by her family and will be missed dearly.
Shirley is preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Wilber Eppinette; daughter, Shannon Paige Creel, and a sister, Melba Michael. Survivors include her son, Derek Scott Creel; grandsons, Joshua Brett Creel and Jesse Tyler Creel; siblings, Lora Ellis Pflugrad, Margaret Voorhees, Frank Williams Ellis, Jr., Kenneth Cadel Ellis; sister-in-laws, Rena Faye Ellis and Lynelle Ellis; dear friend, Grace Chambless, and eight nieces and nephews and a host of extended family and friends.
The Eppinette family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 7500 Veterans Parkway, Suite A, Columbus, Georgia 31909, 706-577-0055. The family invites you to leave a condolence or share a fond memory of Mrs. Shirley below.
Lori Carson says
Aunt Shirley helped me be come the woman and mom I am today. While I was pregnant the first time, we spent our time eating Cottage Kitchen and watching soap operas. She would occasionally make tuna casserole and rice and tomatoes with fried cornbread. We planned to get together for lunch in the park, but that didn’t happen. I love you and give my mama a big hug.
angela f burkett says
My aunt Shirley was a loving and funny story telling aunt. She would have you on pins and needles telling you her story adventures. She also was also the best at taking three grocery items and making a great supper. I love you and will always remember you.
Faye Ellis says
Shirley loved to play cards especially poker. She would draw for a inside straight and hit it like no one else could. We would always win playing Rook against our husbands because we had our secret signals of communication. Our children grew up together and have many great memories of the adventures with Aunt Shirley. Shirley had a way to always make you laugh. I think of her today with the family in heaven that was waiting on her and helped her cross over with open arms and love for her and those of us she left behind here have for her in our hearts. Rest in peace Shirley.
Pat Olson says
I did not know Shirley that well. But I do know she loved her son Scott . I will miss talking to her when I come out to visit Scott and Renee. She made the best cornbread dressing I’ve ever had. I will miss seeing her when I am there visiting.Rest in peace Shirley.
Tyler voorhees says
A little late to the party but I love you and miss you so much aunt Shirley give my grandma, Melba and the great grandparents love for me ill see yall eventually someday I wanted to say you meant the world to me the conversations we had helped me in life alot I enjoyed living with you and grandma it was some of the best times of my life you taught me lots of food recipes we went on tons of adventures we would always run around going shopping and play games with grandma in the living room ill never forget when I had to get my blow n go in my car you drove couldn’t hum and blow at the same time we was there for hours and you was out of breath pissed lol funniest thing ever i miss you tons and I love you with my whole heart ill never forget you give Shannon all the loves and tell John I said hey old man your family is holding the fort down here we all love you and miss you watch over us and guide us