Shirley J.B. Slaughter

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Shirley Jean Bishop Slaughter, 71, of Dinwiddie, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 3, 2008. She was the daughter of the late Celia "French" Maitland Bishop Ozmore and John Alfred Bishop of Dinwiddie. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Joseph Leonard Slaughter; a son, Leonard Wayne Slaughter; five brothers; and step-father, John Hawthorne "Foots" Ozmore. Mrs. Slaughter was a member of Western Heights Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a giving person and was loved by all that knew her.

She is survived by her children, Connie Wynn and husband, Andy of DeWitt, Michael Slaughter and wife, Wanda of McKenney, Cindy Gilliland and husband, Chuck of Ettrick, Jason Slaughter of Dinwiddie, and Jamie Morini and husband, Tim of Dinwiddie; grandchildren, Scott Wynn, Shawn Wynn and wife, Rachel, Dawn Phillips, Brian, Kevin and Eric Gilliland, Megan and Jessica Slaughter, Heather, Tabitha and Jasmine Slaughter, Timothy and Caleb Morini; great-grandchildren, Aaron and Joshua Phillips, Brooklyn Gilliland and Karly Wynn; sisters, Maxine Coburn and Mary Bishop; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, at Western Heights Baptist Church with Pastor Jon Dundalow and Pastor Robert Rowland officiating. Interment will follow at Southlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight also at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Western Heights Baptist Church Building Fund, 24416 Cox Road, Petersburg, VA 23803. Condolences may be registered at
Published in The Progress-Index from Nov. 4 to Nov. 5, 2008