March 26, 2019
Flora Carolyn Beard Shorter, 82, of Covington, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was a former member of Bible Apostolic Church, Atlanta West Pentecostal Church, Faith Tabernacle and current member of Higher Praise Tabernacle. Carolyn enjoyed being a property manager overseeing 50 houses and apartment complex; teaching grade school, where she was nicknamed “Sergeant”; loved wrestling with her grandsons; and spending time with her family. She was born in Clinton, IN to William Leslie and Thelma M. Beard. Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, Floyd Elmo (Joe) Shorter, Sr., brother, William and sisters, Lona and Patricia. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marsha and Samuel McCaskill of Covington, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Floyd and Johnene Shorter, Jr. of Covington, GA; Albert and Beth Shorter of Lawrenceville, GA; Rev. Richard and Joy Shorter of Covington, GA; Randy and Donna Shorter of Douglasville, GA; Douglas and Chris Shorter of Anderson, SC; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Jeanie Beard of Clinton, IN; 11 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 3:30 pm at Higher Praise Tabernacle, 3915 GA Hwy 162, Covington, GA 30016 with Pastor Kenneth Morrell and Rev. Richard Shorter officiating. Mrs. Shorter will lie in state from 2:30 pm until 3:30pm. Interment will follow immediately after the service at Rose Haven Memorial Park, 8640 Rose Ave., Douglasville, GA. 30134. Friends may visit with the family Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Wheeler Funeral and Cremation Services. Guests may sign the online register at www.wheelerfuneralhome.com.
Flora Carolyn Beard Shorter, 82, of Covington, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was a former member of Bible Apostolic Church, Atlanta West Pentecostal Church, Faith Tabernacle and current member of Higher Praise... View Obituary & Service Information
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