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Lawanda June Majors Lawanda June Majors
(June 13, 1932 - September 30, 2013)

Lawanda June Majors

Age 81 years, three months and 17 days, a resident of East Prairie, passed away Monday September 30, 2013 at 4:30 am at her residence.

Born June 13, 1932 at East Prairie to the late Hershel George & Lera Laura Parker Majors after graduating from East Prairie High School she moved to Syracuse, New York where she completed college and was a coach for the Syracuse Orange women Basketball team and was a AAU Womens Softball Coach of the Lakeview-Etts in Onondaga, New York, from 1968 to 1978 she was manager of Western Electric Credit Union, was later supervisor of the Bell System Savings Plan of AT&T, from 1978 to 1988 she was manager of the Dewitt Federal Credit Union, June also served as Chairman of Government Affairs for the Savings & Loan Convention in New York, she was a commissioner of the Federal Credit Union of New York and was a member of the New York State Credit Union League. After moving back to East Prairie she was active in the Mississippi County R.S.V.P., and served as a Councilwoman on the East Prairie Board of Alderman and head of the Mississippi County Democratic Party, she served as a senator on the Area Agency of Aging Silver Haired Legislatures and also on the Executive Board and she served as Chairman of the Southeast Area Agency of Aging Silver Haired Legislatures of Cape Girardeau. She was also a chairman of the Battle of Belmont Committee and was the Senior Woman of the Year in 2011.

She is survived by one sister, Mary Lucille Smith of Tampa, Florida; one special niece whom she raised Angela McIlroy of Wyatt and her two children Madaline & Reagan; and also several other nieces and nephews she loved very much; and many friends.

Besides her parents four brothers, David Majors, Hershel Majors, Herbert Majors, James Tidwell; and two sisters, Shirley Brack and Katherine Majors also preceded June in death.

It was June’s wish that her body be donated to Medical Research at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Friends may call from 9 am to 11 am Thursday at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie where a memorial service will be conducted honoring her life with Bro. Martin Lucas officiating and Eulogies by Rep. Steve Hodges and former Missouri First Lady and State Representative Betty Hearnes.

She also requested that the Female’s Members of the Area Agency of Aging serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

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