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Betty J.  Shanks, 70, of  Fort Pierce, FL passed away on Sunday  December  11, 2016.

 She was born on June 2, 1946 in Canal Point, FL and has been a resident Saint Lucie County for over thirty five years.

 Betty was retired from Caulkens Citrus Company.   She was a member of New Mt. Zion A.M.E. in her early childhood.

 Survivors include her son, Ronnie Boggs of Jamestown, NY;  daughter,  Sheila Hunt of  Fort Pierce, FL; grandchildren, Elizabeth Chamir Lockett, Antwon Lockett, Bianca Moore, Dominique Boggs, Joshua Earl and Amethyste Page Boggs;  great-grandchildren, Antwon Jr.  Adonis Lockett; and siblings,  Barbie Lee Smith, Eugene (Shawn) Smith  of  Indiantown, FL, Mary Sinclair of Stuart, FL,  Ruby (Cordell) Smith Wiley of Jensen Beach, FL and Stanley Smith of West Palm Beach, FL.

 She was preceded in death by her husband, Elder Demetrius Shanks Jr.; father, Willie James Sankey; mother, Beatrice Smith; brothers, Alfred Sankey, Charlie Sankey; and  sisters, Dorothy Bates and Annie B. Duncan.

 Visitation will be held 10 to 11AM  Saturday  December  17,  2016 and the funeral service will begin at 11AM at New Bethel A.M.E. Church, 14758 SW Dr. Martin L King Jr. Dr., Indiantown, FL.  Burial will follow at Port Mayaca Cemetery, Port Mayaca, FL


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  • Friday, December 16, 2016
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  • Wednesday, December 28, 2016
    Sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. May the resurrection hope, a promise from Jesus at John 5:29, 29 give you a measure of comfort.
    ~ D Evans   Ft Pierce