Shirley's Story

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Mrs. Shirley Fay Thompson, 73, of Alachua, FL, passed away on Saturday August 5, 2017 at her home. Shirley was born December 5, 1943 in Mobile, Alabama to Mr. Ernest Foy Forehand and Tildiane Whitehurst Forehand. Mrs. Thompson was of the Seventh Day Adventist faith and attended the High Springs Seventh Day Adventist Church. Shirley was a lifelong homemaker, who enjoyed reading and spending time with her family in her spare time. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Wendell Thompson, her parents, Ernest and Tildiane Forehand, 1 brother, Foy Forehand, 1 sister, Jane LaValley, a son, Bubba Thompson, 2 grandchildren, Tyler and Chelsey, and 1 great-grandchild, Luke.
She is survived by; 1 son, Herbie Thompson, 7 daughters, Ann Thompson, Brenda Thompson, Tracy Sigeworth, Melissa Brown, Michelle Thompson, Maria Thompson, and Krystal Opatt, 1 brother, Luke Forehand, 1 sister, Ernestine LaValley, as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 3:30 PM at Burns Funeral Home of Mayo with Bro. Steve Adessa officiating. Interment will follow in Wayfare Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM on Tuesday at Burns Funeral Home. All arrangements are under the care of Burns Funeral Home of Mayo.
Friends may sign the online guest book at www.joepburnsfuneralhomes.com
Published on August 9, 2017
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