Lillian P. Shelnutt, 92, died on March 2, 2014. She was the daughter of Marshall K. and Jessie Juanita Pattillo. A long time Avondale resident, Lillian graduated from Avondale High in 1939, then attended business school. She married Hugh Shelnutt and traveled around the country as a military wife. After 12 years they settled in the Decatur area and she began work with the Dekalb School System in 1957. She spent almost 30 years as secretary to the superintendent. Lillian was an avid reader, a great cook, and active in her granddaughter’s lives. She was a member of St. Bede’s Episcopal Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh and son Lamar. Survivors include her son, Ron, daughter-in-law, Terry and grand-daughters Heather and Rachel. A service for family and close friends will be held in early summer. Family requests donations to the Salvation Army or Atlanta Union Mission in lieu of flowers.

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  1. ou and your family have my deepest sympathy for your loss. The Bible promises the resurrection hope for our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death. (John 5:28, 29)

  2. You and your family have my deepest sympathy for your loss. The Bible promises the resurrection hope for our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death. (John 5:28, 29)

  3. To the family and friends of Lillian Shelnutt I am very sorry for your lost, the bible gives us hope Isaiah 25:8 says he God will swallow up death forever.

  4. My first response seems to have not gone through. Just wanted you to know how much we thought of Lillian during the years she and my husband, Andy Olsen worked for the DeKalb Schools Central Office under Jim Cherry, Jim Hinson, etc. God has another Angel. My sincere hope that you are comforted by the fact that she no longer has to put up with pain and the indignities of old age.

  5. So sorry to hear about the passing of Lillian. I knew her from St. Bede’s, where she was loved by many.. Also, she held my husband, Andy Olsen’s greatest respect during the years they worked at the DeKalb Schools Central Office under Jim Cherry, Jim Hinson, etc. God has another Angel and Lillian no longer has to suffer the pain and indignities of growing older.

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