Lucille Rowan Holloway Shotts, 100, of Chattahoochee, FL, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. She was born on December 4, 1917 on a small farm in Sawdust, Florida. She attended Mount Pleasant High School and graduated in 1935 as Salutatorian of 43 students. Furthering her education, Lucille completed business school at Brewster Business College in Tampa, Florida. She married Cecil Hampton Holloway on December 25, 1936 and after 36 years together Cecil Holloway passed away. Ten years later she married Morris Dewitt Shotts. As a young mother, Lucille stayed home with her children while working from her home as a very talented seamstress. She later went to work at the Florida State Hospital, first in the Occupational Therapy Department and then in the Accounting Department. She retired in 1980 after 28 years of service. Lucille was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Chattahoochee, FL. She served as a Sunday School Teacher, Bible School Teacher, Treasurer of the United Methodist Women and participated in many Bible Study Groups. She was a past member of the Chattahoochee Woman’s Club and the Chattahoochee Garden Club. Lucille enjoyed traveling, flower gardening, hand crafts, sewing, quilting, oil painting and making delicious jelly for her grandchildren. She was always a very physically active person, frequently reminding others that they must “use it or lose it”. For many years she had a wonderful relationship with her dear friends at the Senior Center, and considered her Sunday School class as part of her family.
Lucille loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them especially her precious grandchildren.
Lucille was preceded in death by two husbands, Cecil H. Holloway, and later Morris D. Shotts; three sisters and four brothers.
Lucille is survived by three daughters, Gail L. Shelby and husband Doug of Tallahassee, Florida, Faye H. Alcorn and husband Robert of Chattahoochee, Florida, and Sandra Friedman of Tallahassee, Florida; one son, Charles H. Holloway of Chattahoochee, Florida; twelve grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
Lucille will be deeply missed by her family and all the friends she made throughout her life.
Visitation with family and friends will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM EST at Lanier-Andler Funeral Home in Sneads, FL. Funeral Services will be held at First United Methodist Church Chattahoochee on Friday, January 12, 2018 beginning at 11:00 AM EST with Rev. Mike Hutcherson, Rev. Ken Hamilton and Rev. Mike Kramer officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Chattahoochee, FL.