Lucille Key Shedrick

ALBANY -- Lucille Key Shedrick of Albany died Friday, January 27, 2012 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM from Macedonia Baptist Church in Leary with Pastor Levi Breedlove officiating and interment followed in Floral Memorial Garden Cemetery.

A time to be born: Ecclesiastes 3:2- Sister Lucille Key Shedrick was born July 10, 1937 in Baker County, GA to the union of the late Deacon Fred Key and Sister Beatrice Scott Key. She was one of three children and raised in a loving and God-fearing family

A time to cherish: Corinthians 7:3- On July 11, 1959, she was united in holy matrimony to Mr. Andrew Shedrick and to this union three children were born. For fifty two years, the bond between them remained strong even through the illness of them both.

A time to learn: 2 Timothy 2:15- She transcended many obstacles and hurdles in order to receive a high school diploma. She attended several schools in Baker County, Macedonia (one-room school house), Pine Grove (two-room school house), New Salem (three-room school house) and finally graduating from East Baker High School in Newton, GA in 1955. She worked in several jobs serving the public during her lifetime, childcare, school nutrition, house keeping, and caring for the elderly.

A time to serve: Revelation 14:7- At an early age, she confessed Christ in 1947 as her personal Savior and was baptized at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. She was a faithful and dedicated member until her death. She worked in many capacities of the church which included; Mother of the Church, Senior Choir Member, Secretary of Senior Choir, President of Deaconess Board, Matron of the Youth Department as well as organized the youth choir.

She learned early in life to serve God by serving others around her. She touched lives of so many by opening her home to help raise many throughout her life. she cooked and cared for so many including her sister's children and grandchildren after her death, Herman Hammonds, Sharon Hammonds, Ruby Hammonds Turner, Reginald Hammonds, NeKesha Ford, Mattie Mae Anderson and Gussie Lofton Broadway; God-children, Stephanie Key, Santana Stephens, Julius Covin, Rod Covin, Angela Covin Sumbry and Annie Covin Potts.

She served her community through International Order of Eastern Star Mary Chapter 131 of Albany.

A time to die: Ecclesiastes 3:2- On Friday, January 27, 2012 at 9:30 PM, she departed this life at the Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, GA. Surrounded by her three children and family members she answered God's final call of patience, suffering and endurance that her soul may rest in peace. He looked out on the battlefield and saw a soldier who had labored hard and He called her home for His reward. She was preceded in death by parents, Fred and Beatrice Key and two sisters, Ruby Lee Hammonds and Lois Johnson.

A time to mourn: Ecclesiastes 3:2- She leaves to cherish fond memories devoted husband, Deacon Andrew Shedrick, Sr.; two sons, Andrew Jr. (Diane) of Albany and Charlie (Carlise) of Charleston, SC; one daughter, Stacy Shedrick Mack of Albany; step-daughter, Ola Jean Howze (Cleo) of Hampton, VA; one brother, Charlie Lee Key (Betty) of Leary; a half sister, Hutis Williams (Darwin) of Albany; one granddaughter, Keri Jastacia Mack; two step-granddaughters, Charmaine and Chanel Howze of Newport News, VA; two brother-in-laws, David Shedrick of Tampa, FL, Robert Johnson of Valeijo, CA; sister-in-laws, Aline Shedrick and Essie Shedrick of Newton; one uncle, Rufus Nix of Upper Marlboro, MD; four aunts, Martha Scott, Marion Marchall and Clara Lawson all of Maryland and Dora Hughes of Riverside, CA; two best friends, Betty Jean Covin and Frankie Branch and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends.

Meadows Funeral Home

Albany 229/439-2262