Betty Jean Shirley
May 6, 2018
Date of Service: May 12, 2018
Interment Location: Masonic Garden
Betty Jean Shirley, age 82, of Newland, North Carolina passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Mission Hospital in Ashville, North Carolina.
She was born on October 19, 1935 in Avery County, North Carolina, a daughter of George C Shirley and Bertha Blalock Shirley.
Betty worked 35 years with Avery County Department of Social Services. She was currently working part time at Mountain Electric. She was a charter member of Newland United Methodist Church, she had served as the church secretary. Betty loved spending time at the beach, she really loved spending time with her Great Nephew Andrew Whaley.
Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her brother: Eddie Shirley
Betty leaves behind to cherish her memory her: Sister, Georgia McClain of Newland, NC, Sister in law, Betty Lou Shirley of Johnson City, TN. Nephews and Nieces; Debbie (David) Sanders of Johnson City, TN. Eddie (Jane) Shirley II of Knoxville, TN., Diane (Mike) Whaley of Gray, TN., Keith (Barbara) Shirley of Kingsport, TN
Great Nephews and Nieces: Jamie, Aaron, Andrea, John, Andrew and Joshua
Great-Great Nephews and Nieces; Caroline, Ellie Kate, Max, Henry, Lena, Kaelyn and Carson
Services for Betty Jean Shirley will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 beginning at 7:00PM at Newland United Methodist Church with Rev. Gene Ammons officiating.
The family will receive friends beginning at 5:00PM on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Newland United Methodist Church.
Interment will be in the Happy Valley Memorial Park, Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 11AM.
Words of Comfort and Memories may be shared with the Shirley family by visiting our websitewww.rsfh.net
The care of Betty and her family has been entrusted to Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland.