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Shirley Ann Marshall

SoVaNow.com / February 04, 2013
Shirley Ann Marshall of South Boston died on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2012 at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 62. She was born in Halifax County on Feb. 27, 1950 to the late Mrs. Mary Juanita Easley Marshall. She was a member of New Zion Baptist Church.

Ms. Marshall is survived by a grandson: Tim’Monee Marshall of South Boston; Donald Logan of South Boston and Thedora “Cookie” Majors of Halifax, four sisters, Jearlean Haley and Rita A. Childress, both of Halifax, Nayoming Wimbush and husband, Earl of Washington, DC, Jeretta Jones and husband, William of Clinton, Md., a brother: Richard Royster of Halifax; three aunts, Myrtle Easley, Equilla Easley and Lou Fannie Bailey, all of Halifax, two uncles: Joseph Easley of Washington, DC, and Richard Easley and wife, Louise of Philadelphia, seven nieces; two nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. In addition to her mother, Ms. Marshall was preceded in death by her son, Timothy Marshall; a sister, Juanita May Martin Ferrell and nine aunts and three uncles.

A funeral will be held Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 11 a.m at New Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Willie N. Yancey officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be at The Crawford House Chapel in Halifax on Monday, Feb. 4 from10 a.m.-8 p.m. The family will receive friends at 1192 Crawford Road, Halifax.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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