Elizabeth Ann Short, 59, of Louisa, passed away peacefully with family and friends at her side at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, after a sudden illness, on Tuesday, February 24, 2009.
She was born April 7, 1949, in Louisa County, a daughter of Mattie B. Patsy” Carter of Charlottesville and the late Chancellor O. Carter of Louisa.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years Joseph V. Short; her father Chancellor O. Carter; and a sister Linda E. Humphries.
Ann is survived by her devoted children Melissa A. “Missy” Howard and her husband Brad of Mineral; Joseph “Joey” A. Short and his companion Nancy Henley of Louisa; and her special grandaughter Brittany N. Short of Louisa. She is also survived by her sister Irma B. Groome and her husband Bucky of Mineral; her brother Barrett Carter of Fluvanna; a half-sister June Huffman of Florida; and many caring neices nephews and friends.
She was employed many years by Safeway Food Store and most recently with Baileys Drug Store in Louisa.
Ann always took the time to visit and deliver medicine to her neighbors and friends. She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.
She was a member of Louisa Christian Church where a memorial service for family and friends will be held 11 a.m. Saturday February 28 2009 at 104 Elm Avenue Louisa The Rev. Dr. Denny Burnette will officiate.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made in her honor to Hospice of the Piedmont in Charlottesville Virginia or the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.