Virginia W. Cantrell

Virginia W. Cantrell, 89, of Shelby, died Friday, March 9 at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. Visitation was held at Bolton-Letlow Funeral Home in Columbiana from 5-8 p.m. on Monday. The funeral service was held Tuesday, March 12 at Bethlehem Baptist Church on Lay Lake in Shelby, where she was a long time member.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Ray V. Cantrell Sr.

She is survived by her son, Ray V. (Linda) Cantrell Jr.; daughters, Nedra Diane (Ed) Lovelace, Anita Sue (Leonard) Musgrove of Brandon, Miss; eight grandchildren, Edward Lovelace Jr., Cindy and Ray Luby, Ray Cantrell III, Shannon and Marty Mays, Mickey and Frankie Musgrove, Sheila and Roger Simmons, Chris, Davida and Glen Lovelace; 11 great-grandchildren, Jillian and Jordan Luby, Dallas, Stormie and Tempest Cantrell, Corey, Aubrey and Peyton Mays, Brook Musgrove, Ryan and Nick Williams and Cade Lovelace; two sisters, Florence Louise Boykin and Edna Earle Bean and brother John Rice all of Shelby.

There are many nieces and nephews as well as great and great-great nieces and nephews of which she was very fond. Cantrell has spent many years in volunteer work in Shelby County with her primary efforts for the past 10-plus years focused on her work for the Shelby Baptist Association Ministry where she worked three half days per week until last September. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, Bethlehem Church Road, Shelby, AL 35143. Bolton-Letlow Funeral Home directed