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Shelia Lahon Galey

May 29, 1938 — January 1, 2021


Dateline: McKenzie, Tennessee


A private family only graveside services for Shelia Lahon Galey, 82, will be held Monday, January 4, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery located off Hwy 190 with Gary Smithson officiating Immediately following the service the family will stand by the graveside where friends and neighbors can pass by in their automobiles by the grave paying condolences to the family (this is being done because of COVID 19).  Mrs. Galey, a retired employee of McKenzie Regional Hospital, a former employee at the Trezevant Elementary School Cafeteria a, formerly worked at the Wilker Brothers Pajama factory and was a farmer’s wife along with her husband J.W. Galey, died Friday, January 1, 2021 at AHC McKenzie Healthcare Center.  She was born on May 29, 1938 in Stafford Store Community to JW and Bunice Smithson Stafford. She was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 57 years JW Galey who died January 5, 2013, and her sister Shirley Garnere 


Survivors include her daughter Lynda (Kenny) King of Martin, her son David (Tina) Galey of McKenzie, her grandson Ty (Jessica) Galey of Greenfield, her step grandsons Casey (Johnna) Toombs and Brian (Shunna) Toombs from McKenzie, and Jake King of Martin, her sisters Kay Kernoodle of James Island, SC and Patsy Brawner of Greenfield, her brother Steve Stafford of Dyersburg and her step great grandchildren Tateum Toombs, Marlee Toombs, Brett Toombs, Lucy King, and Ruby King


Memorials may be made to to a church or charity of the donor’s choice.


Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  For more information please call (731) 352-4848 or visit

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Graveside Service

Monday, January 4, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Pilgrims Rest Cemetery

Pilgrims Rest Rd, TN 38201

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