Shirley Ann Gilliland Thompson, age 75 died Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN. She was born January 10, 1944, to R. G. Gilliland and Jency Thompson Gilliland in Monroe County. She was a life long resident of Monroe County where she worked as a homemaker and farmer. She was a 1962 graduate and Salutatorian at Hamilton High School. She was a member of River Bend Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Travis Thompson of Aberdeen, MS; three daughters, Terrie Lynn Reed (Jack) of Columbus, MS, Sherrie Jones (Benny) of Hamilton, MS, and Ginger Autry (Don) of Wren, MS; two sisters, Jane Knoop (Harold) of Aberdeen, MS and Elaine Garner of Memphis, TN; one brother, Donald Gilliland of Hamilton, MS; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Azilee Smith; and two brothers, Edward Gilliland and Russell Gilliland.
Pallbearers are Jack Reed, Benny Jones, Don Autry, Daniel Brown, Christopher Brown, Tyler Jones, Glen Allen Autry, McKellar Conwill.
Honorary Pallbearers are Carlos Thompson, Ricky Thompson, Mark Gilliland, Ray McCollum, Tim Shannon, Lathan Lancaster.
DECEMBER 5, 2019 AT 4:49 PM
Shirley was a wonderful person. I went to School with her at Hamilton. May she rest in eternal peace.
Randy & Tiffiany Butler says
DECEMBER 5, 2019 AT 9:31 PM
Our condolences to Sherry, Benny and families. May you find some peace and comfort during this difficult time:
Mary Taylor says
DECEMBER 5, 2019 AT 11:14 PM
My heart goes out to the family. Shirley was a very sweet and happy lady. I’m going to miss her dearly. R.I.P. sweet lady!!!!
Noland & Jackie Smith Brittany & Bethany says
DECEMBER 6, 2019 AT 3:13 AM
I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother/ grandmother T, TL Daniel Christopher & Val. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you. I will never forget her kindness. & sweet personality. May God give eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain.
Angella Baker says
DECEMBER 6, 2019 AT 10:00 AM
So sorry to hear of her passing. She was a well respected resident of Hamilton and raised a wonderful family. Prayers for her family and friends.
Janice Sullivan says
DECEMBER 6, 2019 AT 11:28 AM
Terrie Lynn and family – Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for the loss of your precious mom. Words fall short of expressing our sorrow for your family during this very difficult time. We will pray that you may find peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts Sending lots of love, light and strength your way. Love Gary and Janice Sullivan and our family
Tracy Teffeteller says
DECEMBER 11, 2019 AT 2:19 PM
I was so sorry to hear about your mother. It’s been a long time, but she was a beautiful and sweet lady.
Thinking of you and your family,
Tracy Teffeteller, Friday, December 6, 2019, and from 1:00 until service time, Saturday, December 7, 2019, at River Bend Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 7, 2019, at River Bend Baptist Church with Dr. Roy McHenry officiating. Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery.