Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mrs. Peggy Payne Shirley, age 88 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, May 21, 2021. Mrs. Shirley was born in Jefferson, Georgia a daughter of the late Alvin and Lona Jackson Payne. Mrs. Shirley was retired from the Jackson County Department of Family and Children’s Services, was a lifelong member of Bethany United Methodist Church where she served for many years as a Sunday School Teacher and served on numerous committees through the years. Mrs. Shirley was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Shirley is preceded by her husband Charles Glenn Shirley, a brother, Joe C. Payne and sisters, Mary “Tootsie” Norris, Hazel Lancaster, Agnes “Teeter” Bell, and daughter in law Pat Shirley.
Survivors include son, Charles “Buster” Shirley of Jefferson, daughter Charlotte Shirley Standridge and her husband Gerald, son, Christopher Glenn Shirley and his wife Sharon. Four grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Three sisters, Reba Wofford, Neta Hix and Nancy Payne all of Jefferson.
In accordance with the wishes of Mrs. Shirley, her remains were cremated. Memorial services will be held 9:30 A.M. Sunday, May 23, 2021, from the Chapel of Evans Funeral Home with Mr. Chris Shirley officiating. A private family burial next to her husband Charles will be held at a future date. The family will receive friends Sunday morning 8:30 – 9:30 prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bethany Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 4659 Brockton Road, Jefferson, Georgia.
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Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund
4659 Brockton Road, Jefferson GA 30549