Shirley (Thomas) Sullivan was born September 29, 1949 to the late Mr. Ira Thomas, Sr. and the late Mrs. Faye Willie (Thomas) Morrow in Blue Mountain, MS. She departed this life Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley, MS.
Shirley was united in Holy matrimony to Preston Gene Sullivan. Shirley attended Beulah Land Baptist Church in Blue Mountain, MS. She also occasionally visited United House of Prayer in Blue Mountain, MS. Shirley worked at various factories, before deciding to go to nursing school at Northeast Community College. After graduating she started her career as an LPN at Ripley Manor. Then she became a registered nurse. She was known as a "Jill of all Trades".
Shirley leaves to cherish her memories three brothers: Joe Thomas (Ella Mae) of Moscow, TN, Stanley Thomas (Martha) of New Albany, MS and Curtis Thomas (Shirley) of Blue Mountain, MS; Three sisters: Sarah Morris, St. Louis, MO, Mae Carodine, Blue Mountain, MS and Judy Rutherford (Donnell) of Cotton Plant, MS and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation will be held Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Foster & Son Funeral Home in Ripley, MS from 5pm-7pm. The funeral service will be 1pm, Friday, April 9, 2021 at Foster & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley, MS. The body will lie in state one hour prior to funeral service. The burial will follow at Union Hill Cemetery in Blue Mountain, MS.
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