Dorothy Shumpert

November 13, 1934 ~ May 17, 2022 (age 87)

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Dorothy Mae Manley Gauthier Shumpert departed this life for her life eternal with her Jesus on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at NMMC in Tupelo.  She had been a resident of the Reed Greenhouse at United Methodist Senior Services in Tupelo the last few years.    Born Nov. 13, 1934 in Itawamba County, MS. to the James Larkin Manley and Hattie Mae Walley Manley, she spent most of her life as a housewife and homemaker.  A member of the Nettleton Independent Methodist Church, Dorothy loved music especially Southern Gospel music, flowers, fishing especially at Grenada Lake, cooking and frying fish, traveling and loving on her grandchildren. an avid conversationalist, she was a die- hard Ole Miss fan.

A service in music will be held at 2pm (Thurs.) at the Sadie Holland Memorial Chapel at Holland Funeral Directors with family friend, Ian Jackson, speaking.  Burial will follow in Gray’s Cemetery in Nettleton. Visitation will be from Noon-service time today at Holland-Tupelo Chapel, which is honored to be serving their friends. For those unable to attend, the service may be viewed at

Survivors include 2 daughters, Penelope “Patsy” Byrd of Shannon and Myra Diane Wheeler of Eggville;  her grands, Melissa Murrell of Jackson, Tn, Shun White of Mooreville and April Dawn White of Shannon.  4 greats, Hope Murrell, T.J. Murrell, Shannon Murrell and Tevin (deceased).  A special nieces, Kathy Bircket (Randy) and three other relatives, Karen Martin, Melanie Manley and Michael Manley.  She was preceded in death by her brothers, James and Billy Manley, her parents and her husband, James Schumpert.

Condolences may be e mailed to


May 19, 2022

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Holland Funeral Directors
5281 Cliff Gookin Blvd.
Tupelo, MS 38801

Funeral Service

May 19, 2022

2:00 PM
Sadie Holland Chapel, Tupelo


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