Irene M. Shifflett
Irene M. Shifflett, 75, of Orange County and
previously of Rockville, Maryland went to be with
her Lord on October 2, 2014 in the comfort of her
home as a result of vascular dementia and its
Irene was born on October 11, 1938 in
Charlottesville, Virginia. She was the youngest
daughter of the late Berman and Nettie Morris.
Tragically her mother died when she was only five
weeks old and she was raised by her aunt Fannie
“Frankie” Morris in Dyke, Virginia.
Irene is also preceded in death by her brothers,
Wilmer “Bill” Morris, Everett Morris, Wilbert
Morris, Leo Morris, who died as an infant; her
sisters, Lois Collins, Dorothy Dunn, Geraldine
Owens, Shirley Currier and Lettie Knight.
She is survived by her loving husband of 58
years, Walter Shifflett, Sr. of Orange County,
Virginia; five children, Wanda Shifflett of
Ruckersville, Pamela Frazier and her husband, Chuck
of Damascus, Maryland, Walter Shifflett, Jr. and his
wife, Lily of Laytonsville, Maryland, Tammy Frost
and her husband, Tommy of Damascus, Maryland, Porter
Shifflett and his wife, Shannon of Clarksburg,
Maryland. Irene also leaves behind her 14 cherished
grandchildren, Dwayne and Michael Britton whom she
raised as her own and Dwayne’s wife, Renae, Lisa and
Robert Kolpack, Amanda Frazier, James, Patrick,
Steven and Nicholas Shifflett, Sarah and Chase
Frost, Corinne, Caroline and Sophia Shifflett; five
great grandchildren, Kayla, Drew and Tyler Britton,
Cheyenne Wright and Easton Simms; two brothers,
Roger Shifflett and his wife, Carolyn and Charles
Morris for whom she cared for 32 years; two sisters,
Eleanor “Sis” Breeden and Brenda Morris.
Irene was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church
in Madison, Virginia. She will be sorely missed by
her loving family as well as her church family.
The family will receive friends on Sunday,
October 5, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ryan
Funeral Home, 12819 Spotswood Trail Ruckersville, VA
A funeral service will be held on Monday, October
6, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Ryan Funeral Home with Pastor
Dale Freeman officiating.
Interment will follow at the family cemetery on
The family would like to thank Irene’s
caregivers, Betty Williams, Tina Quinn and special
caregivers, Lisa Kolpack, Hannah Allen and at the
end of her life, Hospice of the Piedmont.
An online guestbook is available at
Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville is in charge of