Mrs. Brenda Gail Shope, 70

Mrs. Brenda Gail Shope, 70, of Oakwood passed away Friday, November 20, 2020 following a brief illness.


Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home. Rev. Mike Taylor will officiate. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Memorial Park Funeral Home on Monday, November 23, 2020 from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.


Born on February 20, 1950 in Gilmer County, she was the daughter of the late Roy Holtzclaw and Martha Lavain Chester Holtzclaw. Mrs. Shope was a member of Central Baptist Church.


In addition to her parents, Mrs. Shope is preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Shope and son, Jason Larry Westmoreland.


Mrs. Shope is survived by her daughter, Kristi Westmoreland of Oakwood; daughter and son in law, Stephanie and Walter Hance of Flowery Branch; grandson, Connor Westmoreland; granddaughters, Cherish Westmoreland, Natalie Hance; sisters and brothers in law, Jean and Jerry Foster of Cleveland, Sherry and Bryce Shook of Murrayville; brother and sister in law, Danny and Sharon Holtzclaw of Gainesville; three nephews and a number of other relatives.


In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Northeast Georgia Medical Center Hospice, 2150 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville, GA 30501.


Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA  30504 is in charge of arrangements.


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Judy Kirby 2020-11-22 12:27:08
Gail was one of the best friends I ever knew. We were very close in elementary and high school. We graduated together and spent a lot of time at each other's houses. We shared many good times and memories. She will always hold a special place in my heart.
Eve Ferguson Odom 2020-11-22 13:22:01
I am so sorry for your loss. Gail was a Special Friend!! Thoughts & Prayers!!
Eve Ferguson Odom 2020-11-22 13:26:27
I am so sorry for your loss. Gail was a Special & Caring Friend! Thoughts & Prayers!!
Michael Patterson 2020-11-22 14:08:32
So sorry for your loss friend. Love and prayers
Misty hunter 2020-11-22 19:22:42
I called her Mr.Larry all my life. Y’all loved next to me when Jason was born. She has been the sweetest lady all her life and never failed to giggle every time we met I will miss her and I did love her so
Rhonda Patterson 2020-11-23 08:31:51
So sorry for your loss. Sherri, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Phyllis Townsend 2020-11-23 10:03:38
I am so sorry to hear of Gails passing, she was a sweet friend, My Deepest Sympathy and Prayers for you all in this trying time.. Sincerely Phyllis...
Judy Brady Adams 2020-11-23 10:24:37
So sorry for your loss. We graduated together and I’ll always remember how kind and friendly she was. Prayers!
Arlene Schroeder 2020-11-23 16:51:36
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of sorrow. Arlene Schroeder (Duckworth)
Fay Ann Pendley Aikens 2020-11-23 18:11:47
So sorry for your loss. I went to school with Gail. Prayers for the family.
Kathy Lott 2020-11-23 18:21:13
With my Deepest Sympathy and Prayers. We graduated together
DEBBIE (GOOCH) CHUMBLER 2020-11-24 00:54:58
I am so sorry to hear about Gail passing. I have so many memories of ya'll. When we lived down the road from all. You always had the best play house., and the big willow tree to climb.,and sleeping on top of bunk beds, And so much more,I can hear her laughing now. She was so much fun t o be around, I love ya'll and my prayers are with family. Wish I could have come but my health is not good, love all of you , Debbie
Debbie Chumbler 2020-11-24 01:50:18
I am so sorry to hear of Gail passing. She was such a joy to be around. I have lots of good memories comming to ya'll house to play,and spend the night. Wish I could have come to be with you but my health is not good. May the lord be with ya'll and give you comfort. Just remember God needed another angel , and he only picks the best. love ya'll Debbie
Patsy DeLong 2020-11-24 22:24:18
Oh, I loved Gail and I were good friends. We both went to North Hall graduated and found each other again 45 years later and it seemed like we never were apart. I am very sorry for your loss.
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