Shellie Craft Padgett, Magee, MS

Shellie Denece Craft Padgett, 46, of Magee, passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS.

Shellie was born in Jackson, MS on March 28, 1969 to George and Janet (Williams) Craft of Magee.  Shellie worked for Tyson Foods in Magee, MS., and previously in Forest, MS.  Prior to working for Tyson Foods, she worked for Skytel and Entergy in Jackson, MS.              

Shellie is survived by her husband, Jimmy; her mother and father; sisters-in-law, Debbie Padgett Shoemaker (Kenny) and Teri Padgett Stringer (Wesley) of Magee, MS.,and Suzanne Craft Jones (Billy Ray) of Waynesboro, MS.   Other survivors include many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  

Shellie was preceded in death by her brother, Van Steven Craft and her maternal and paternal grandparents.    

Shellie was a devout Christian who always showed her faith, during the good times and the difficult times.  

Shellie was a very special person.  She loved and was loved by everyone who knew her, and especially by all children.  She was involved in working with children at Pine Grove Baptist Church where she taught the children in a variety of roles.  

Shellie was one of the most positive and uplifting people one would ever encounter.  Despite multiple episodes of chemotherapy, she maintained a positive spirit and was more concerned for others than for herself.

Shellie loved the outdoors, and especially loved the Smoky Mountains and fishing.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Tutor Funeral Home in Magee, MS.  Services are scheduled for 11:00 am, Thursday, October 22, at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Magee with visitation from 9:00 am until 11:00 am at the church.  Officiating will be Bro. Andy Boles, Bro. Bill Blair and Jay Hays.  Final resting place will be in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to Tutor Funeral Home of Magee.