Elizabeth Ann (Shaw) Nettles, also known as George, Big Mama and Mama George, Nanny, Aunt Beth and Gigi, age 65, of Alachua, Florida passed away on February 5, 2019.
Beth was born in Oxford, England on October 13, 1953. She was a military dependent, so she attended many different schools in the Continental United States as well as Panama in Central America. She attended Buchholz in Gainesville, Florida for her high school years.
Beth was married to Freddie Browning.
Beth was married to Terry Nettles on July 14,1979; they were married 12 years
Beth worked as a manager at Skeeter’s and a server at Sonny’s Real Pit BBQ. She also worked 18 years for Food Lion as their Customer Service Manager. In her younger years she enjoyed playing softball, bowling, swimming and shelling (thanks to Helen Bielak). She inherited her paternal grandmother Lois’ artistic ability and would often draw and paint, usually ocean/beach scenes. She loved the ocean and shells. She was an avid reader and wouldn’t leave home without her tablet. She liked her scratch offs and playing “Big Ball”. She was bossy, funny and generous. To sum up Beth’s Life: She lived it her way!
Beth is survived by her children Timothy Nettles (Spring), Amber Browning (Tara) and Jason Nettles, siblings Evelyn Jackson (Dennis), Debbie Shaw, Buddy Shaw, Janice Baisden (Joe), Jerry Weeks, Char Faircloth (Jim), grandchildren Tyler Williams, Ciera Williams, Taylor Nettles and Lanae Rowell, a great grandchild Aubree Williams, a niece Chelcie Peterson (Matt) and a great niece Marlie Peterson, nephews David Desilets and Craig Nolan and other family and friends.
Beth is preceded in death by her parents Bill and Elouise Shaw and a brother Ed Nolan.
Visitation will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, February 11th at Evans Carter, High Springs, Florida. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on the same day. Burial will follow the funeral service at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Archer, Florida.
A celebration of her life will be held immediately following the burial at The Beeman Building, Archer Church of the Nazarene, 13327 SW State Road 45, Archer, FL 32618. Those who wish to attend, please bring a covered dish to share.
I’ve been through ALOT with this woman and her family. I grew up with the kids as well as my brother Robert Barton, who was her son’s best friends growing up .She was always a good woman and didn’t put up with any crap. I’m so sad to hear about this and I will be there for this because I know my brother would want this. I love you Timmy and Amber and I’m so sorry.
I am so sorry for your loss. I liked her very much. Only thing she was scared of was lightening. Now she gets to ride it instead of be scared of it. Sending my love.
I am so sorry. And upset to hear the passing of Beth, Beth was like a older sister and a daughter to my mother Nina .my mom has known Beth and her family for over 60 some years way before I was born ..im just now found out she has passed away but has gone home to be with the lord…i would of loved to have been there to pay my respect to her and her family… Now I have to tell my mother who is gonna be really hurt of this news I’m so afraid to tell her we have so much love for Beth and all her family and words can’t even come out right now im just blown away from hearing the news…i can say my family have had many fun and fond memories of being with Beth and being apart of their family for years ..i know she looking down telling me ” aww missy you got this you’ll be fine ” and actual reality I’m saying to my self NO BETH ONLY IF YOU WERE HERE TO HELP”.. She always had a master plan and would make you laugh and smile all day long.. She had so much love in her heart for all.. But don’t get her twisted cause she would tell you what she thought regardless if you likes it or not… Well Beth my sister you left me with a hard pill to swollow… .just know we will never forget you and we will always keep tje memories of you close to heart… I love you and I’m truly sorry I didn’t get to spend one last time with you… Keep watching over us and we will see you again… And to all of the family ..we love you and were here for you all… Love Nina stumpp and missy..
Sincere prayers for comfort and strength for the family.
Pastor Adam Joy, High Springs FL
gosh my lovely grandma i love you so much