Mrs. Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Shores, 79, devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019 with her loved ones by her side. A native of Tangier Island, VA, she was born May 9, 1940 to the late Wesley Crockett and Annie Pruitt Crockett.
Always found with open arms, a warm smile, and a chair for all who stopped by, Liz was known for her caring and friendly nature. She especially enjoyed sitting on her swing in her front yard welcoming and entertaining friends and tourists. As a lifelong member of Swain Memorial United Methodist Church, Liz faithfully served the Lord and was always there for those in need. Above all else, Liz adored her family and she stopped at nothing to ensure their happiness. Her kind and cheerful spirit will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure to know her.
Survivors include her loving husband, Mitchell Curtis Shores; children, Harry Crockett and fiancé Jacqueline Mullaney of Chincoteague, VA, Carla Ford and husband James “Jimmy” of Crisfield, MD, and Mitchell C. Shores, Jr. and wife Heather of Montgomery, AL; sister, Peggy Gordy and husband Bruce of Tangier; grandchildren, Jamie, Beth, Wesley, Lily and Marley; great-grandchildren, Landon and Austin; and nieces, Julie and Susan.
Funeral services will be held at Swain Memorial United Methodist Church on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m., with The Reverend Nona F. Allen, Mr. Denny Crockett, and Mr. William Eskridge officiating. Interment will follow in the New Testament Church Cemetery. There will be a visitation at the church on Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Swain Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 199, Tangier, VA 23440.
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Arrangements by the Williams Funeral Homes, Onancock and Parksley, VA.
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Swain Memorial United Methodist Church
PO Box 199, Tangier VA 23440