Kathryn Elizabeth “Mema” Shaw Flowers
Mrs. Kathryn Elizabeth Shaw Flowers, 85, was born on Aug. 23, 1927, in Gainesville, Fla., to Albert B. Shaw and Lucile “Gran” Wall Shaw.
She passed away peacefully at home July 26, 2013, surrounded by her grandchildren. Mema has resided with her granddaughter Shelley Johnson, husband Kevin and great-grandchildren Kaden and Kiaya for the past eight years. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Elizabeth has been a resident of Seagrove Beach since 1970, moving from Tallahassee. She lived and raised her two sons in Tallahassee for 12 years while her husband, Dick Flowers, coached at FSU and Florida High School. Elizabeth owned and operated Flowers Nursery and Day Camp while living in Tallahassee.
After moving to Seagrove Beach in 1970, she and her husband owned and operated Seagrove Villas Motel and Cottages, and the Wheel House Restaurant. “Mema’s” love for family and children continued in Seagrove as she operated her little gift shop and candy store, giving away more candy, gifts and lodging than she sold. She was an active member of the Seagrove Beach Garden Club for more than 40 years.
Mema had a very deep love for animals, children, gardening, cooking for family and friends, traveling, and dancing. She was the first majorette for the University of Florida Gators, and later came to her senses and became an avid Seminole.
Elizabeth is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lee Richard Flowers, Jr. known as Coach Flowers, and Pops; and sons, Woodrow Lee Flowers and Albert Bradley Flowers.
Mrs. Flowers is survived by her grandchildren, Kelli Matthews and husband Michael, Melissa Powell and husband Cale, Jennifer McKenzie and husband Nathan, Allison Flowers, Shelley Johnson and husband Kevin and Richard Flowers and wife Christy; great-grandchildren Austin, Jordan, Isabella, Jayden, Destiny, Caleb, Mason, Tyler, Mallory, Kaden, Kiaya, Madeline, Molly and Aiden; and special former daughters-in-law Linda Flowers Presnell and Janet Lee Flowers.
The family would like to say a special thank you to many who helped with Mema, Shelby Johnson, Patty Freeman, Alta Tabb, Patty Hansen and Linda Presnell. Shelley would like to extend her heartfelt thanks to all of her family for surrounding one another and supporting one another during the loss of Mema.
A time of visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. July 29 at Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home, 150 East Hwy. 20 in Freeport.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. July 29 at Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Roy Carroll officiating.
Floral arrangements are being accepted.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Johnson, Cale Powell, Nathan McKenzie, Greg Presnell, Greg Whitehead and Jamie Johnson.
Burial will follow in the Point Washington Cemetery.
Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.