October 18, 2014, God called another angel home, our
beloved daughter, Dana Reye Shifflett, 22, of
Dana was born on October 30, 1991 in
Charlottesville, Virginia, daughter of Irving and
In addition to her parents she is survived by her
brother, Johnny Batten and his wife, Rhonda;
nephews, Austin and Mitchell Batten all of
Ruckersville, Virginia; maternal grandmother and
caregiver, Nettie Shifflett of Stanardsville,
Virginia; and her fiancé and love of her life, Will
Manuel of Ruckersville, Virginia who she was
planning to wed in August 2015.
Dana also leaves behind her aunts, Lucille
Shifflett of Craigsville, Virginia, Diane Drew and
her husband, Jerry of Remington, Virginia, Jackie
Coffey and her husband, John of Richmond, Virginia;
her uncles, Sammy Batten and his wife, Betty Sue
also of Richmond, Roger Shifflett and his wife,
Doris, Danny Shifflett and his wife, Patti, Dale
Shifflett and his wife, Phyllis all of Ruckersville,
Dana enjoyed the many good times she shared with
her cousins, Kim Pullen, Linda Shifflett, Bradley
and Derek Williams, Cody and Jamie Lee Shifflett,
Kevin and Brian Snow, Tonya Drew Edwards, Jeremy
Drew, Angela Polaro, Adam Shifflett, Kyle and
Kristen Shifflett, Taylor and Andrew Ferguson, Dawna
Coffey, Cheyenne Batten and Frisco Villa.
Dana chose her second families and was blessed to
be entwined and loved by the Breeden’s and Manuel’s.
She leaves behind her godmother, Janet Lamb and her
godfather, Eddie Breeden; her chosen sisters, Tara
Snow and Melanie Lamb; her chosen brothers, Travis
and Jeremy Breeden. She treasured many childhood
memories and good times with them. Other special
friends who shared her life were Kendall Breeden,
Ashley Morris, TJ Stanislaus, Travis Snow, Caleb
Meade, Troy and Travis Legg, Erica Burkholder, The
Cody’s, Sam Frazier and many other friends as well
as the University of Virginia surgical staff where
she was employed. She treasured the time she spent
with Megan Manuel and her family.
Dana was preceded in death by paternal
grandparents, Marion and Alice Shifflett; her
grandmother, Alice Batten; her maternal grandfather
with whom she shared a special bond, Roy Shifflett;
and her aunt, Janie Snow.
Dana attended United Christian Academy, graduated
from Piedmont Virginia Community College and was
employed by the University of Virginia.
Dana loved life, her family, friends and her
beloved dog, “Rocky Lee.” She loved rides on the
mountains, lifted Toyotas, blue tick hounds, music,
hanging out and having good times. Dana played a
number of instruments. She left a special message
for all of her friends and family with the last song
she learned to play on the piano, “Think of Me” from
“Phantom of the Opera.” She was the light of her
parent’s world and the love shared with her family
and friends will be in our hearts forever.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 4:00 P.M.
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Evermore Farm 13255 Dyke
Road in Stanardsville on right 1.4 mile from Route