George Edwin Shumpert was born in Aberdeen, Mississippi on July 15, 1949. He entered into Heaven’s gates on December 27, 2018 after a strong fought battle against an infection.
He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Shumpert. He is preceded in death by the mother of his children, Joyce Drawdy Shumpert. He leaves behind his three daughters and sons-in-law, Sacha and Jason Ballard of St. Augustine, FL, Charity and Joey Welu of St. Augustine, FL, and Karissa and Jonathan Mitchell of Cartersville, GA; grandchildren, Cody, Alyssa, Taylor, Justin, Carter, Connor, Noah, and Jackson.
After receiving an honorable discharge from the Army in 1971 due to a hearing loss, he attended Jackson College of Ministries in Jackson, MS. He worked a multitude of trades during his lifetime that included an EMT, a Preacher, a self-employed Painter and Maintenance Coordinator but most recently he was employed by Walmart in Houston, MS. Our dad was a man of strong faith and truly believed in teaching and sharing with others. He spent a lot of time reading and studying the Bible and other religious literature. He found peace in the simplicity of fishing and the comradery and fellowship with friends it provided.
He had a very kind heart and quick wit. He will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 2, 2018 at New Hope Church of God, 113 CR 42, Houston, MS 38851.