Joan Marie Sullivan Shifflett, 67, of Stuarts Draft, Va. went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at her residence. She was born on October 27, 1948, in Albemarle County to the late Ellis and Virginia Shifflett Sullivan.
Joan graduated from Albemarle County High School in 1967. Soon after she married the love of her life, William and together they raised their sons. She loved her children and grandchildren, fishing and working in her garden regularly. She was a very hard worker and retired from Mckee Foods after many years of service.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, William Monty Shifflett; her sons, Jeffrey Scott Shifflett and his wife, Paula, and Travis Wade Shifflett; two brothers, Steve Sullivan and his companion, Paula Sims, and Carroll Sullivan and his wife, Nancy; four grandchildren, Kolt, Austin, Trey, and Shannon; two great grandchildren, Chloe and Bryson; and two special caregivers, Barbara Thompson, and Amy Brown.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery with Pastor Gordon Miller officiating.The family will receive friends from 3 until 4 p.m. with a Memorial Service to celebrate Joan's life beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at Lynside Mennonite Church, 648 Mt. Torrey Rd. Lyndhurst, VA 22952. The family welcomes everyone to join them for a meal following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Pkwy. Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911.
An online guestbook is available at www.ryanfuneral.com Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville, Va. is handling the arrangements.
Submitted by Sue Critzer Hughes