Shirley Joyce O’Neal "GeeGee" Townsend, 71, Rossville, Ga.

Shirley Joyce O’Neal "GeeGee" Townsend, 71 of Rossville, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017.

She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas and was of the Baptist faith. She was previously employed with Econ Carpets for many years and retired from Sav-A-Lot in 2006 after more than 10 years of service. She loved working on crossword puzzles and truly enjoyed spending time with her family especially around the holidays with Christmas always her favorite. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be truly missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William & Hattie O’Neal and two sisters, Barbara Ann Jeffreys and Linda Kight.

Survivors include her loving husband of more than 51 years, Charles Andrew Townsend; son & daughter-in-law, Christopher Scott & (Tammy) Townsend all of Rossville, GA; 3 grandchildren, Christopher Andrew Townsend, Kaylee Ann Townsend and Angel Grimes; 3 great grandchildren, Jackson Townsend, Jaiden Biggs and Drake Barrett; numerous extended family & friends; special friend, Gloria Davis and her fur babies, "Baby" & "Precious".

Funeral services: 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2017 in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel with Bro. Rick Lyles officiating.

Burial: Lakewood South Memory Gardens.

Visitation: After 4 p.m. Tuesday and prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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Arrangements by W. L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes – Fort Oglethorpe, GA.