Oxford - Memorial services for Freda G. Shafer, 79, of Oxford, will be Saturday, June 29, 2013, at 2 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter - day Saints, 1217 Lenlock Lane Anniston, AL 36206. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the church. Mrs. Shafer passed away on Sunday at Regional Medical Center. Survivors include her son, Melvin Shafer Jr. (Cathy), of Knoxville, Tenn.; daughters, Carlyse Archambault, of Utah, Vanessa Ross (Joel), of Anniston, Freda Wood (Donnie), of Oxford, Ursula Ganato, of Eastaboga; brother, George Giddens (Beverly), of Carrollton, Ga.; sister, Loretta Walling (Joe), of Manchester, Conn.; sixteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Mrs. Shafer was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Shafer Sr.; daughter, Samantha Shafer; parents, Oscar and Florence Giddens; a sister, Margaret Bennett and a son-in-law, Rolan Archambault. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Freda was a native of East Harford, Conn. and a resident of Alabama for 40 years. She was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, friend and home maker and will be deeply missed. The family request that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rainbow Omega or to
. Miller Funeral Home
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Published in The Anniston Star on June 28, 2013