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Phillip Pete Shelby

September 6, 2022

Wiggins

Phillip “Pete” Shelby, age 57, of Wiggins, MS, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at St. Joseph Hospice in Gulfport.

He was born September 7, 1964, in Biloxi, MS.  Pete was a member of Main Street Missionary Baptist Church in Biloxi for many years.  He attended Sunday school regularly.  He assisted the ushers by collecting the fans from the pews at the end of every service. He attended South Mississippi Regional Center in Long Beach, Mississippi.  He became a resident there when he reached adulthood.  He later transitioned to the Wiggins Community Home in Wiggins, MS.

Pete competed in the Mississippi Gulf Coast Special Olympics where he was awarded several first-place ribbons for running track.  He loved to draw and specialized in drawing animations.  He could draw anything he saw as a cartoon.  When he drew a person, he made sure to include any hairs that were out of place.

He is preceded in death by his Mother, Gladys Elizabeth Spivey; (maternal) Aunt Essie Lee Watson; (maternal) Grandmother Bertha Lee Bilbo; (maternal) Great-Grandfather,  George Norwood, Sr, (maternal) Great Uncle George Norwood, Jr; (maternal) Uncle Tommy Bilbo; (maternal) Great-Aunt Classy Cologne; Nephew Joseph Reddix, Jr.; Niece Lacricia Reddix; Brother Damien Porch; (paternal) Grandmother Eleanor Shelby; (paternal) Great-Aunt Mattie Jewel Shelby-Woods; (paternal) Aunt Willie-Jean Shelby;  (paternal) Aunt Mary Shelby-Beard;  (paternal) Uncle James “Fuzzy” Shelby.

Pete is survived by his father James Curtis Shelby (Denise); sisters:  Miriam Hayes; Bertha Spivey Shelby; Janice Shelby and Trenise Porch; his brothers Patrick Palmer Shelby (Pete’s twin), Michael Posey-Spivey; Robert Shelby; James “Pookie” Shelby; Carlton Porch (Taskara) and Terrance Porch.  He also leaves to mourn a host of nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews; cousins, aunts and uncles, friends and loved ones.

Visitation will be Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. at Bradford O’Keefe Funeral Home, 1726 15th Street, Gulfport, MS followed by a service at 1:00 p.m.

Bradford O’Keefe Funeral Home is honored to serve the Shelby family.

 

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Visitation

Saturday, September 10, 2022

12:00 - 1:00pm (Central time)

Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home - Gulfport

1726 15th St, Gulfport, MS 39501

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Saturday, September 10, 2022

Starts at 1:00pm (Central time)

Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home - Gulfport

1726 15th St, Gulfport, MS 39501

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