Feb. 2, 1942 – Aug. 18, 2022
Zula Shambray Funeral Service was held Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, from Lomax Hannon Auditorium at 11 a.m. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery in Greenville. Rev. Michael Davis officiated and Hudson Funeral Service directed.
Ms. Zula Shambray was born February 2, 1942 to the late Mr. Comesee (Rock) and Mrs. Louise Shambray in Greenville. She joined Butler Chapel A.M.E Zion Church as a child and remained a faithful member until the Lord called her home on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022.
She was a member of Class # 4, a member of the Stewardess Board and a member of The Caring and Loving Sisters. Zula attended the public schools of Greenville and graduated from LomaxHannon High School, the Class of 1960. During her lifetime, she was employed by Boss, Allied and Rheem Manufacturing Companies. Her first job was a teacher’s aide for the Butler County School System. She began her career in the Funeral Industry in 1970. She received her funeral director license on Feb. 1, 1976. She was the matriarch of Hudson Funeral Service.
She was preceded in death by four sisters: Leviticus Trotter, Carrie Taylor, Sarah Ferguson and Mary Shambray; three brothers, Cecil, Oscar and Bernard Shambray.
Zula leaves to cherish her many memories: one loving son and his wife , Gerald Wade Shambray (Daisy) of Portsmouth, Va.; three doting grandchildren, Briana, Rahmon and Joshua of Portsmouth, Va.; three great grandchildren; one sister, Hazel Benion of Detroit, Mich.; one aunt: Alice Shambray of Montgomery; two sisters-in-law, Ruby Shambray and Essie Shambray; one brother-in-law, Huey Ferguson; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins including two special nieces, Nikki Shambray and Brigitte Davis; two devoted cousins, Edna Reese and Mershell Campbell; special friends, Mrs. Betty J. Davidson and Mrs. Linda Robinson; her church family and Hudson Funeral Service staff; lifelong friends, Ms. Lois Burnett, Ms. Annie Mae Scott, and Mrs. Daisy Carter; other relatives and friends.