Shelby Jean Jeffries, 85, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away on July 21, 2023, in Summerville, WV. Born on June 16, 1938, in Ballengee, WV, Shelby was the daughter of Oris Asbury Richmond and Thelma Francis Lyons Richmond.
Shelby was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Billy Ray Jeffries, her daughter Kellen Dean Jeffries, and her grandchildren Jimmy Lee Redden and Tanner VanHook; and brother, Darrell Richmond . Shelby is survived by her son Billy Wayne Jeffries, daughter Loretta VanHook , daughter Tammy Jeffries (Thaddeus) who was also Shelby's caregiver for the last 15 years, and a plethora of grandchildren and great-grandchildren who brought her immense joy. Her grandchildren surviving her are Clayton R. Redden, Lucille Massey, Sandra Redden, Andrew Willett, Michael Willett, Joanne Willett, Billie Jean Willett, John Dale Higginbotham, Dakota VanHook, and Jordan VanHook. She was also survived by her sister Kathy Sheridan (Bill); and numerous nieces and nephews.
Shelby had a zest for life and a deep love for her family. When her health allowed it, she cherished spending time with her loved ones. She had a passion for planting flowers and gardening, finding solace and joy in nurturing nature's beauty. Shelby had a fondness for the music of Elvis Presley and would often be found listening to his songs. She also enjoyed occasional dances with her #1 dance partner of over 30 years, Michael Thombs.
Shelby Jean Jeffries will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Her memory will forever be cherished in the hearts of her family and friends.
Pallbearers will be John Dale Higginbotham, Timmy Richmond, Sam Walton Sr, Sam Walton Jr, Micheal Thombs, Robert Yeary.
Funeral service will be 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 27, 2023 at Tyree Funeral Home Chapel in Oak Hill with Pastor Robert Yeary officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Wayside, WV.
Visitation for friends will be one hour prior to service at the funeral home in Oak Hill.
For those considering an expression of sympathy the family request donations be made to Tyree Funeral Home, 999 Jones Avenue Oak Hill, WV 25901 to help defray unexpected funeral expenses.
Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com
Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.