Ann Shelley (Ward) Lunsford

January 26, 1926 ~ February 1, 2020 (age 94)

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Ann Eliza Ward Shelley Lunsford, 94, of Phenix City, AL died Saturday in Opelika.

She was known as Big Mama by most all of her family and friends. She was a loving and caring person that was blessed to have a long life full of excitement and cherished memories of gatherings to enjoy her love and hospitality with good food, good conversations and laughter that was enjoyed by many. Her earthly tent is gone, so now she is walking and talking with her Savior, Jesus Christ, for eternity. Hallelujah!

The funeral will be at 10:00 am EST on Friday, February 07, 2020 at Vance Brooks Funeral Home in Phenix City, AL. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 - 7 pm EST at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Dothan, AL at 2:30 pm EST.

Mrs. Lunsford was born on January 26, 1926 in Russell County, daughter of David Earnest Ward and Ludie Dudley Ward. She grew up in Phenix City, but lived in Dothan for over 40 years before moving back to Phenix City.

She was a member of Grace Freewill Baptist Church. Her Pastor, Ricky Ward, will be officiating.

Mrs. Lunsford was preceded in death by her husband, Charles William Shelley (the love of her life); and by Johnny Eudonia Lunsford; her parents; four brothers; four sisters; her beloved son, Bill Shelley and his wife, ‘Little’ Barbara; her beloved son-in-love, Jerry Price; her precious granddaughter, Michelle Hartley; and her precious granddaughter, Brandie Shelley

Mrs. Lunsford is survived by: her brother, Bud Ward; her daughter, Barbara Price; her daughter, Deborah Brazell (Preston); her son, Donnie Shelley (Terri); her son, Mike Shelley. Eight grandchildren: Monica Dunlap (David), Vince Price (Candy), Lisa Hulme (Vern), Kimberly Johnson, Donnie Shelley, Jr., Robbie Conrad, Daniel Hoffman, Dawn Shelley. Eleven great grandchildren: Griffin Dunlap, Ashley Chandler (Flint), Cory Hall, Tiffany Hall, Shawn Price (Tian), Jessica Kerr (Adam), Justin Hulme, Kailea Johnson, Malana Johnston, Gabe Reed, Declan Cook.  2 1/2 great-great grandchildren: Arthur Chandler, Elijah Hall, Baby Kerr, and a host of nieces and nephews.

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February 6, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Vance Brooks Funeral Home
3738 Hwy 431 N / 280 S, P.O. Box 1429
Phenix City, AL 36868

Funeral Service
February 7, 2020

10:00 AM
Vance Brooks Funeral Home
3738 Hwy 431 N / 280 S, P.O. Box 1429
Phenix City, AL 36868

February 7, 2020

2:30 PM
Gardens of Memory
6200 Hwy 431 N
Headland, AL 36345

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