Georgie Joan Shafer, 88, of Elkview passed away on February 1, 2021 at Hubbard Hospice House after a long illness. Joan was a member of the Blue Creek Advent Christian Church where she was a member of the choir, former Sunday School Superintendent, janitor, and member of the ladies' circle quilters. She was a former school crossing guard for Fernbank Elementary School in Charleston.
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Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Ray Shafer; parents, Arnold and Bernice Fizer; Sister, Raquel Fizer; brothers, Jack and Donnie Fizer; sisters-in-law, Carol and Ailene Fizer; brother-in-law, John Cherry; son-in-law, Mike Griffith; grandson, Robert Shafer; and great-grandson, Joshua Harpold.
She is survived by her son, Ricky Ray Shafer (Nancy) of So. Charleston; daughters, Brenda Griffith of St. Albans , Marilyn Wren (Jim) of Grey, TN, Patti Duncan (Phil) of Elkview, and Debbie Helmick (Mike) of Poca; Sister, Helen Cherry of St. Albans; brother, Bobby Fizer of Charleston; Sister-in-law Kitty Fizer of Elkview; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews who she loved dearly; and her dog, Sissy.
Services will be held at 2pm on February 6, 2021 at Myers Chapel in Elkview, with Pasto Doug Edens and Matt Balzer officiating. Burial will be at the Lewis-Larch Cemetery in Walton.
Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to service.
Online condolences may be made at www.haferfuneralhome.net.
Arrangements are in the care of Hafer Funeral Home, 50 North Pinch Road, Elkview.