Ms. Lena Tubbs Shoaf, age 87, of Gainesville passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family, June 23, 2014, following a long, courageous battle with cancer.
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Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel with interment to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Thomas will officiate. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the funeral home prior to the service.
Ms. Shoaf was born July 15, 1926, in Sumner, Miss., the daughter of the late Chester Lee Tubbs and Leavy (McCullough) Tubbs. She was a member of Riverbend Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Bobby Tubbs and LeRoy Tubbs.
Ms. Shoaf is survived by her son, Dr. Thomas Shoaf and Patti Chambers of Blairsville; son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Tricia Shoaf; daughter and son-in-law, Sherrye and Bob Bentley; daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Ken Robinson all of Gainesville; Linda Shoaf of Winder; brother and sister-in-law, Leon and Glenda Tubbs of Mississippi. Her greatest joy in her later years was being a grandmother to 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives; special friends, Sammye and Reg, Shirley, Carolyn, Bobbie, Rose, Ruth, Marie and Mary.
Our deepest appreciation is given to all of Lena's physicians, nurses and Hospice of Northeast Georgia for their guidance and compassion. A special thank you to her two caregivers, Nichele and Anita. The family would like to thank all friends and church families for their prayers and loving support throughout Ms. Shoaf's long illness.
Flowers will be accepted or for those who desire donations may be made to Hospice of Northeast Georgia, 2150 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville, GA 30501, or the
, 2565 Thompson Bridge Road, Suite 114, Gainesville, GA 30501.
Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel, 989 Riverside Drive, Gainesville, GA 30501. 770-297-6200 or for online condolences at www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.
Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel
989 Riverside Drive Gainesville, GA 30501
Published in gainesvilletimes.com on June 25, 2014