Dorothy Bush Shea

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August 8, 1927 ~ April 20, 2023

Born in: Glenville, West Virginia
Resided in: Buford, Georgia

On April 20, 2023, Dorothy Bush Shea, born 8/8/1927 in Glenville WV, was called home to be with the Lord at her home in Lawrenceville, GA. She was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, Jack G. Shea, her parents, Emmett J. Bush and Zelma Hall Bush of Charleston, WV, her sisters, Ann Hughes (William) and Jo Bush Conrad (Jack, Sr.), son in law (more son than in law) Lee Frechen and several nephews. Dorothy leaves behind her daughters Sandi Wilmesherr (Ken), Cathie Frechen (Lee d.), Beth Blanford (Bob), and Charlotte Shea. Ten grandchildren Wendy Coward (David), Matthew Wilmesherr (Meg), Drew Wilmesherr (Emily), Erich Frechen (Simona), Bryan Frechen, John Blanford (Katie), Michael Blanford (Danielle), Megan Pickens, Catie Jordan (Jacob), and Ginny Huff. Fifteen great grandchildren Dylan Clyne, Ryleigh Clyne, Liesl Wilmesherr, Piper Eckart, Connor Blanford, Allie Blanford, Jackson Huff, Kaya Pickens, Eli Jordan, Eden Jordan, Evangeline Wilmesherr, Juliette Wilmesherr, Addalyn Frechen, Valentina Frechen, and Isabella Frechen. Four nieces and nephews, Annie Hughes Bennett (Dave d.), Stephanie Conrad Evans (Jim), Charlie Conrad (Kathy), Jim Hughes (Sharon).

Dorothy was the ultimate example of a woman of tremendous faith. She had a special relationship with God and walked the walk every day of her life. She spread faith, love, and kindness to every person that she encountered. Her faith led her to a life of service to the church, both the Methodist and Presbyterian Church’s, through her work as a Sunday School teacher, Presbyterian Women of the Church, Friday Keeper’s, and multiple prayer groups. Outside of her love for God and her family, she loved her country and was a proud member of the DAR.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 25th at 2:00 PM at Johns Creek Presbyterian Church, 10950 Bell Rd., Johns Creek, GA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory, to Johns Creek Presbyterian Church, Thornwell Home for Children, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, or the American Lung Association.


Memorial Service: April 25, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Johns Creek Presbyterian Church
10950 Bell Road
Johns Creek, GA 30097

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  1. We are sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. She was always smiling and had a good word for everyone. The times that we talked, she was always upbeat. You could tell she enjoyed life and her Lord. She led by example and was kind to everyone she met. She will be missed by her many friends and her large family beginning with her beautiful daughters and their families. Rest in peace, beautiful lady. You and Jack are now walk in the gardens of Heaven together.

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