Shortt, Madeline Sweeney

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Madeline Sweeney Shortt, 89, of Floyd, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, August 12, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Shortt, Sr., sister, Christine Moore and great-granddaughter, Caliana Rose Moody.

Madeline was a founder and lifelong member of the Little River Baptist Church. She served her church as a choir director and also served as a Sunday school teacher. She was a great cook and loved gospel music as well as blue grass too. She spent her Friday nights with Hubert at the Floyd Jamboree. She will always be remembered for her sweet smile.

She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Jack Shortt, Jr. and Judy, Gene Dale Shortt and Peggy, Mark Shortt; daughters and son-in-law, Carolyn Shortt, Brenda Moody and Jim; brothers, Sonny Sweeney, Elwood Sweeney; grandchildren, John James, Kim Caldwell (Paul), Tara Pagan (Gamiel), Sarah VanDyke (Justin), Chad Moody (Sara), Krissy Davis (Jason);great-grandchildren, Brandon James, Mason James, Abbie Caldwell, Leah Pagan, Logan Pagan, Isabella Moody, Jazlyn Moody, Scarlett Moody, Paxon Moody, Saber Moody, Meadow Davis, River Davis; special friend, Hubert Harman.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Little River Baptist Church with Pastor Bradley Turner officiating. Interment to follow in the County Line Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday, August 17, 2018, 2:00 pm -4:00 pm and 6:00pm-8:00 pm at Maberry Funeral Home.

Flowers are appreciated or donations may be made to Little River Baptist Church c/o Gina Cockram, 240 Griffith Lane, SE Floyd, VA 24091.The family would like to thank the staff at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, 7 West Cardiac Care, for their care and compassion.