Shirley Jean Cotton Mason Age 76, passed away, Thursday, February 6, 2014. Shirley was born August 7, 1937, in Watersmeet, MI. A resident of the Lansing area for 58 years, Shirley and her husband, Lynwood have been members at Columbia Road Baptist Church for 44 years. Shirley enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. A loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend will be dearly missed by all that knew her. She was preceded in death by her infant son, Lynwood Cotton Jr. Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Lynwood; children, Alvin Cotton, Rodney Cotton, Brian (Vickie) Cotton and Lynnette (Rex) Wonsey; brothers, Ralph and Carl Christie; sister, Lillian; grandchildren, Zane, Olivia and Evan Wonsey. Funeral Services will be held, Monday, February 10, 2014, 11:00 AM at Columbia Road Baptist Church, 5000 W. Columbia Rd., Mason, MI with Pastor John Hayden officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends, Sunday, February 9, 2014, from 5-8 PM at the Palmer, Bush & Jensen Family Funeral Home, Holt Chapel. Visitation will continue at the church on Monday one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Columbia Road Baptist Church or Gideons in memory of Shirley. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.palmerbush.com.
Published in Lansing State Journal on Feb. 7, 2014