Obituary: Janie Gelene Smith Shedd


Janie Gelene Smith Shedd, 95, of Blountsville passed away at her home Jan. 24, 2020. She was born Feb.16, 1924 in Cullman County to Roy Leonard and Dina McGinnis Smith.

Mrs. Shedd was a homemaker. She was also involved in several successful family businesses, alongside her husband Ottis. Gelene was a member of Zion Grove Baptist Church. She was a faithful wife of 77 years as well as a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Gelene is preceded in death by her parents Roy Leonard and Dina McGinnis Smith: her husband Ottis L. Shedd: and her sister Ezma Collier.

Mrs. Shedd is survived by daughters Carole Shedd Colvard and son-in-law Robert, Linda Shedd Spike and son-in-law David, and Jacqueline Shedd Patterson; sister Dottie Smith Woods; grandchildren Robert Colvard, Jr. and his wife Irena, Chad Patterson and his wife Christie,  Annie Spike, Genie Vons and her husband John, and Nikki Ryan and her husband Mark; and great-grandchildren Brittnie Colvard, Carly Patterson, and Jackson John Vons.

Funeral services for Gelene are at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 in the Holly Pond Funeral Home Chapel, Pastor Brad Hadley officiating. Mrs. Shedd will be buried alongside her husband in Holly Pond Cemetery following services.  Robert Colvard, Robert Colvard, Jr., Matt Ryan, John Vons, David Spike, and Chad Patterson will serve as pallbearers for Gelene, with Gary Shedd serving as honorary pallbearer.

Friends may visit with the family Tuesday, two hours prior to services, from 11 a.m. until services begin.

Holly Pond Funeral home is honored to serve the Shedd family.