Shelby Jean Downey Carmichael

Shelby Jean Downey Carmichael, 79, of Shubuta, passed away on January 31, 2019 at Anderson's Hospital.  She was born on February 18, 1939, to Doc and Sadie (Cooper) Downey in Clarke County, MS.

Shelby is survived by her son, Burt (Sonia) Carmichael, Jr.; daughters, Jenny (Ronnie) Brady and Kay Carmichael Mason; sisters, Shirley Faye Benson, Linda Taylor and Brenda Adair; grandchildren, Brandi (Brent) Freeman, Chad (Katy) Carmichael, Lauren (Vince) Hinson, Scott (Maylen) Brady, Kathryn Mason and Mark Mason, III; great-grandchildren, Alexis Freeman, Brady Hinson, Cooper Hinson and Annie Carmichael. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Burt Carmichael, Sr.; parents, Doc and Sadie Downey; brothers, Wallace Downey and Wilton Downey, Sr. and sisters, Claudie Turner, Pauline Boone, Mae Jewel Miller and Willowdean Williams.

Visitation will be held Saturday, February 2, 2019, 6:00 pm at Wright's Funeral Home, Quitman, Mississippi.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, February 3, 2019, 2:00 p.m. at the Wright's Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Chance May and Rev. Hal Taylor officiating. Burial took place in the Center Ridge Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Chad Carmichael, Scott Brady, Mark Mason, Peyton Avera, Colby Avera and Brandon Johnston.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Center Ridge Baptist Church CemeteryFund or your favorite charity. Online condolences can be given at



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