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Lolita Denise Short
July 6, 1957 ~ October 12, 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old
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Lolita Denise Short, age 66 of Harrodsburg, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2023 at her home. Born July 6, 1957 in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Buddy James Jamison and Frances True Short. She was a 1975 graduate of Harrodsburg High School, where she was voted as “Most Dependable” by her classmates. She became an Assistant Teacher for the West Lane Head Start Center in Harrodsburg from 1984 until 1985 and then became the Lead Teacher from 1985 until 1999. Lolita became the Site Supervisor over the Harrodsburg/Mercer County Head Start Center from 2000 until 2003. Following these early educational experiences, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education (Cum Laude Graduate) from Centre College in Danville and then earned her master’s degree from Kentucky State University where she was secretary of the Kentucky State Alumni Association. She enhanced her employment deeply with the Harlow Early Learning Center where she also served as a board member for nine years. In 2005 became a pre-school teacher at the Evan Harlow Elementary School and followed up in the Mercer County Schools and continued her career as a pre-school teacher at the Evan Harlow Elementary Early Learning Center. Following her profession as an educator, Lolita most recently became a staff member for the Mercer Public Library. She also served on the Bluegrass Community Action from 1984 until 2003. Lolita was a member of the First Baptist Church on Broadway in Harrodsburg. Without question Lolita sincerely enjoyed reading and working with children.
Survivors include four brothers: Reggie Jamison of Science Hill, KY, Randolph Jamison of Killeen, TX, Ricky Jamison of Somerset, KY and Roger Jamison of San Antonio, TX,; a sister-n-law Penny Short of Harrodsburg one uncle, Ronnie (Elaine) Jamison of Ellenwood, GA; one aunt, Judy (John) Coleman of Austin, TX and a host of cousins and friends. Other than her father and mother Lolita was preceded in death by two brothers Chris Short and Robert Jamison.
Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 pm, Friday, October 20, 2023 at Sims Funeral Services by Pastor Virgil Hill and Dr. Phillip A. Yates with burial to follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Harrodsburg.
Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the time of services at Sims Funeral Services in Harrodsburg.
Pallbearers are Cecil Smith, Paul Parks, Dan Yates, Trevor Short, Scott Moseley and Terry Yeast. Honorary bearers will be the staff members of the Mercer County Public Library.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.simsfuneralservices.com.