Gail G. Alston: March 3, 2018

Published 10:33 am Monday, March 5, 2018

AMERICUS — Mrs. Gail Griggs Alston, 59, lost her long-fought battle with cancer on March 3, 2018, at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Ga. The family will receive friends for visitation from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, to honor Mrs. Alston.

Mrs. Alston worked for the SOWEGA Council on Aging for many years. She was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga. She was an incredibly strong woman, with great perseverance that loved her grand babies dearly.

Mrs. Alston was preceded in death by: her husband, Robert Brinson Alston; her father, James Marvin Griggs Sr.; and Mr. and Mrs. George Robert Alston.

Mrs. Alston is survived by: her daughter, Shonna Shellhouse (Mark) of Leesburg, Ga.; her grandchildren, Lily and Carter Shellhouse; her mother, Eunice A. Griggs; her sister, Maxine Beall (Leon); her brother, Marvin Griggs (Lynn); her sisters-in-law, Lisa Montgomery (Bob), Joy Cromer, and Neva Carter. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family, and close friends that she also loved very much.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in honor of Mrs. Alston to The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City OK 73123.

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