Shirley Geary DeFriece, 82, of Winder, Ga., passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny H. DeFriece; son, John Henry DeFriece Jr.; parents, Robert Geary and Gladys Lipps; and sister, Barbara Byrd.
She is survived by her children: William Maurice Clayton of Buford, Ga., Geary Wayne Clayton of Eatonton, Ga., Deborah Carol Miller of Livermore, Calif., and Joseph Anthony DeFriece of Winder, Ga.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Peggy Nevins of California; brother, Frank Geary of Arizona; sisters-in-law, Ruby DeFriece of Cleveland and Ruth Geary of Arizona; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was born Feb. 15, 1932, in Gary, Ind. She had once lived in Cleveland for more than 20 years.
She was a retired after being a secretary at the Insurance Services office in Atlanta for 15 years.
A private interment will be held at McIntyre Cemetery in Birchwood at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Shirley Geary DeFriece.
To express condolences, please sign the online guest book at www.flaniganfuneral home.com.
Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory in Buford, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.