“For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is re- newed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;” — II Co- rinthians 4:16-17
Mrs. Louisa Thomas Shumon was born May 16, 1936 to parentage of the late Rev. David Daniel Thomas and Mrs. Louisa Thomas in Decatur County, Bainbridge, Georgia.
At an early age her spiritual fortitude was forged amongst the flock of believers at Ford Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church. She later joined the Lamar Street Church of Christ where she maintained faithful and ardent membership. She was married to Mr. James Lee Shumon on January 20, 1972. They shared 45 years of life together before he passed away in 2017. A quiet woman of strength, her life could best be described with the striking attributes of God and Family! She possessed a deep, abiding love for her family and helped to lay the spiritual foundation for her children and grandchildren. A woman of many talents, she was an especially good cook and took great joy in attending worship service at her church— one of her life’s cornerstones. Preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her son, Mr. Chester Lee Floyd, she slipped away from time into eternity on Thursday evening, December 3, 2020. The culmination of truly a life well lived.
She leaves to cherish her memories: devoted daughter: Ms. Berlinda Jean Close of Bainbridge; devoted grandchildren reared in the home: Mrs. Bar- bara Lewis (Curtis) Hudnall of Roselle Park, NJ; Mr. Eric (Eloise) Lewis, Dr. Calvin L. Lewis, Mr. Rufus Lewis, Mr. Terrance (Tori) Close, Mr. Andre (Mashell) Close, Mr. Stephen (Malody) Lewis all of Bainbridge, GA and Mr. Christopher Close of Valdosta; 7 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, sister: Mrs. Vera McGregor of Bainbridge, friend, Ms. Ruby Samuels of Bainbridge, surrogate granddaughter: Ms. Shandoria Cooper, and a host of nephews, nieces, and cousins also survive her.
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