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Helen Faye Shortt

June 7, 1936 ~ February 7, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old


Helen Faye Shortt of Spotsylvania County, Virginia passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, and walked into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.

Helen was born in the Appalachian hills of Wise County on June 7, 1936, to Marvin and Tina Crabtree. At 17, she married her husband, Niolen Ray Shortt, on November 16, 1953, and had four children followed by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was a member and treasurer of Fellowship Baptist Church in Oakton, Virginia for many years. Helen loved to care for her children, shop, read books and travel.  She will always be remembered as a devoted Christian, wife, mother, and grandmother with the most beautiful heart of gold that never judged and always loved.

She is survived by her husband, Niolen Ray Shortt; children Terry Shortt (Cathy), Kevin Shortt (Marianne), Lynne Shortt, and Tim Shortt (Charmaine); grandchildren Joey, Carrie, Nicole, Ashley, Ryan, Madeline, and Simon; great-grandchildren Joey, Jr., Jesse, Lexi, Alysa, Mayci, Elan, Cameron, Nalely, Huck, Wilder, and Camilla; great-great-grandchildren Maggie and Harper; and siblings Shirley Hicks and Dennis Jones. She was preceded in death by her father, Marvin Crabtree; mother Tina Jones; brothers Marvin, Jr. and Freddy Crabtree; and grandson Justin Ray Tyler.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at Culpeper National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude.


Graveside Service
February 13, 2024

11:00 AM
Culpeper National Cemetery
305 US Ave.
Culpeper, VA 22701


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