Funeral Services for Mrs. Kathy Shackelford will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 30, 2017 at First United Methodist Church in Brookhaven,
with burial at Riverwood Memorial Park. Visitation is 5:00-8:00 p.m., Saturday, July 29, at Riverwood, and will resume at 1:00 p.m.,
Sunday before the service.
Kathleen Jane Fiser Shackelford, 66, of Bogue Chitto, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, July 25, 2017.
She was born in Little Rock, AR, on June 30, 1951 to Thomas Fiser and Mary Elizabeth Fiser.
She graduated from Henderson State College with a B.S. in Speech Pathology and received her Master of Arts degree from Ohio University.
She also held a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology. Upon completion of these degrees,
she worked for many years providing language services to children and adults in the Hot Springs, Arkansas area.
She married John Shackelford on May 17, 1980 and they moved to Talladega, AL, where she was employed by
the Alabama School for the Deaf. They moved to Louisville, MS, in 1990 and eventually found their way to Brookhaven in 1994.
Kathy was very active in her school and community. As a speech-language pathologist with the Brookhaven School District,
she touched many lives. Because of her passion for helping children and animals she involved the children in
Operation Christmas Child, Heifer International, as well as collecting food for BARL. She was also very active in her church,
where she served many years as a teacher in the childrens Sunday school department, as well as helping expand the pre-K department.
Preceding her in death are her parents, Robert G. Fiser (brother), and Dr. Tad Fiser (nephew).
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, John Patrick Shackelford: sons, Steven Shackelford, Rex Shackelford,
and Eric Shackelford; daughter, Katie Shackelford; brother, Tom Fiser (Sandra); sisters, Marilyn Elder (Ron), and Jean Geiger,
as well a host of loving family members and friends.
The family would like to thank all of the staff at Hospice Compassus, as well as Mrs. Annabelle Dickerson,
for the loving care and compassion they provided.
Memorials may be made to Operation Christmas Child through samaritanspurse.org , Brookhaven Animal Rescue League,
or to Blessings in a Backpack through First United Methodist Church.