O' Neta L. Shorter



After losing a six-year battle with kidney cancer, Neta Lee Skiles Shorter, 73, was escorted into the arms of her Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

The daughter of Raymond and Maude Mills Skiles, Neta was born on September 2, 1944, in Montgomery, West Virginia. While attending West Virginia Institute of Technology, she met her soul mate, William "Bill" Shorter. In 1963, the two were married and relocated to Fredericksburg. Over the years, she held positions at Sears Roebuck, and Wilson Brothers Building Supply, but was happiest during the time she was a stay-at-home mom. Neta was a member of Cornerstone Church.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, William; daughter Kelly Coleman (Ronnie); son Steven (Tina); and three grandchildren, Garth, Mackenna and Isaac.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday. April 16 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mary Washington Hospice or Cornerstone Church.