September 9, 1946 - April 13, 2020
Anna Elizabeth Phillips Shemwell, age 73 of Albany, passed away in the early morning hours on Monday, April 13, 2020. She was born to the late A. J. Phillips and Alma Davis Phillips on September 9, 1946. Ann attended Lowndes County Vocational Technical School, Valdosta State and Albany Junior College. She was an active member of the Valdosta community volunteering for the American Red Cross while attending college. She began her career in public service working for the Lowndes Co Department of Family and Children Services in 1965 at the age of 19. She then moved to Albany to continue her education at Albany State College where she also began working for the Court Services in Albany Georgia as a stenographer. This lead to the career that she loved and would stay until her retirement in 2004 at the Regional Youth Develop Center as the Assistant Director in Dougherty County Georgia. She worked with troubled youth and found her calling in giving them a sense of structure all while showing them that people do care. She experienced many things while working there such as the Civil Rights Movement, The Flood of 1994 and the changes to society that would lead to better services for troubled youth in South Georgia. She was always an advocate for children and their families. She volunteered and gave most of her free time to ensuring that children from disadvantaged homes had the necessities that they needed. She also attended Porterfield Methodist. After retirement her joy was found in spending time gardening and with her grandchildren and family. Ann is survived by her husband, Freddie Shemwell; sons Philip (Kathy) Shemwell of Albany, GA and Matt (Melissa) Shemwell of Leesburg, GA; and her 4 grandchildren. She was proceeded in death by her two sisters Maggie and Cathy. Funeral arrangements pending through Kimbrell-Stern. In lieu of flowers we are asking for donations be made in her honor to Atlanta Boxer Rescue Inc. 5322 Vinings Lake View Mableton, Ga 30126.
Anna Elizabeth Phillips Shemwell, age 73 of Albany, passed away in the early morning hours on Monday, April 13, 2020. She was born to the late A. J. Phillips and Alma Davis Phillips on September 9, 1946. Ann attended Lowndes County Vocational... View Obituary & Service Information
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