Alice Faye Shorter King, 69 of Uniontown, PA., departed this earthly life on March 19, 2013 in Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, PA. Family will unite with friends at 9:00 am on Monday, April 1, 2013 until time of Service at 10:00 am at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 12880 Point Lookout Road, Scotland, MD. Reverend Leroy Boldley will be officiating.
Alice was born on December 10, 1943, in Scotland, MD., to the late Howard Shorter and Geneva L. Gough Shorter.
Alice left St. Mary’s County with her fiancé, Jimmy King and moved to Uniontown, PA., where they later married. After the death of her husband, Alice and her son, Barry, decided to stay in Uniontown and make this their home.
Alice dealt with her illness and discomfort for many years. She never complained to others. However, she would often say “she wanted to go home.” Alice was tired and constantly talked to God to take her. God made it clear to her, “I won’t put any more on you than you can bear. ” When He was ready, and only when He was ready, would He take her home.
Alice worked many jobs during her life. She finally found the job that she loved which was working at the nursing home where she worked for many years. Alice would have worked more years at the nursing home but an accident on the job forced her to retire.
Alice loved people. She enjoyed meeting people; got along well with everyone and was truly good with people. She had so many friends who would come by her home to check on her and to make sure that she was okay. Of course, God kept her under His care as well.
Alice was a collector of elephants. She had every color and every style, but the elephants’ trunks had to be up. She said they were her “good luck”. Even though she had many elephant figurines, if one would come up missing, she would know and she could give you a detailed description of the missing elephant.
Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy King; her parents, Howard and Geneva Shorter; her sister, Ada Went; brothers, Melvin Bryan, Clarence Shorter, Eddie Shorter; and one nephew, Gene Shorter.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories her son, Barry Shorter, of Uniontown, PA.; two sisters, Ethel Thompson and Helen Wedge, of Lexington Park, MD.; a dear and loving companion of many years who was always there for her throughout her illness, Charles “Chuck” Copney; a very dear and close niece, Deborah Shorter, of Washington, D.C.; two very good friends who constantly stayed in touch with her, Angela Barnes and Linza Harvey. She also leaves to cherish her memories a very close friend, who went above and beyond her duties in caring for Alice, Barbara Gardiner, of Uniontown, PA.; a special God child whom she loved very much, Mervin White; her hospice staff in Uniontown, PA. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and friends, too many to mention.