Posted on Aug 17, 2011 - 03:59 PM

Lorraine Shackelford Johnson, 88, of Hayes, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011.

Lorraine was a 1941 graduate of Achilles High School and a member of Bethany United Methodist Church. She retired from Binns Fashion Shop, Williamsburg, after 35 years as a fashion buyer. Her optimistic spirit, love for her family and exceptionally kind heart will continue to resonate and inspire us forever. She was devoted to her family and they will cherish her memory always.

Her husbands, Garland W. Shackelford and M. Raymond Johnson; parents, Raymond and Bessie Thomas, and brother, Billy Thomas, preceded her in death.

She is survived by daughters, Ellen Collier and husband Glenn, and Mary Jo Cumbia and husband Gene; son, Garland T. "Tommy" Shackelford and wife Glenda; step-daughter, Gail Reardon; step-sons, Donald Johnson, Gary Johnson; brother, Gerald R. Thomas; grandchildren, Jason Collier, Tracy Shackelford, Britton Shackelford, Courtney Collier, Anna Cork, Eian Cork, Ashleigh Cork, Kelley Neal, Heidi Lancaster-Taylor, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bethany United Methodist Church. Interment followed in Rosewell Memorial Garden. The family received friends Monday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point.

Our family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Sanders and Riverside Walter Reed Hospital for the care and love given to our mother.

In Lorraine’s memory, contributions may be given to Bethany United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 527, Gloucester Point, Va. 23062 or the Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 9, Bena, Va. 23018.