The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 17, 2015 at First Salem Baptist Church, Twin Church Road, Montezuma, Georgia. The Reverend D.C. Bell, pastor of Second Salem Baptist Church, will officiate. Interment will follow in Champ Waters Cemetery, 191 Twin Church Road, Montezuma, Georgia.
Shawna was born August 31, 1966 to Linda Simpson and James Chastine in Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia. One brother, Rodney Kendrick, preceded her in death. She attended the historic D.F. Douglass High School and was a graduate of Macon County High School. She was employed with Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store of Oglethorpe, Georgia as a cashier for 22 dedicated years.
Left to cherish her memory are two loving children, Devin Mathis and Torrie Mathis; her mother, Linda Simpson (Miles), Montezuma, Georgia; her father, James Chastine, Savannah, Georgia; siblings, Valerie Kendrick (Charles), Montezuma, Georgia, Carletta Duncan, Kawanda Duncan, and Eric Chastine; grandmother, Bessie Standifer, Montezuma, Georgia; aunts, Beverly Bass (Elijah), Austell, Georgia, Rosa Chastine and Vernell Chastine, both of Perry, Georgia, Landis Chastine, Atlanta, Georgia, and Annie Faye Chastine, New Jersey; uncles, Alvin Standifer and Ronnie Standifer both of Montezuma, Georgia, Jerry Chastine and J.C. Chastine, both of Atlanta, Georgia; three devoted nieces, Brittany Rogers, Chelsea Kendrick and JaCinda Kendrick; four special cousins, Kimberely, Brian, and Keith Bass both of Austell, Georgia and Jamal Smith, Bainbridge, Georgia; a friend Dennis Mathis; other relatives and friends, including six devoted friends, Debra Dingle, Carlissa Tookes, Verneda Johnson, Debra Westberry, Joann Mathis and Jodie Smith.