Shirley Gibson Austin
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SALISBURY - Shirley Gibson Austin, 65, of Salisbury, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at her residence.
Born Nov. 7, 1947, in Knoxville, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late Emma Hutchinson Gibson and Fred Gibson Sr. After graduating high school in 1965 in Knoxville, she was employed as a tour guide for AAA. She was a member of Parkdale Baptist in Salisbury.
On Dec. 29, 1996, she married the love of her life, Melvin Austin.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Minnie Allen.
Left to cherish her memories are her husband, the Rev. Melvin Austin of Salisbury; two stepdaughters, Penny Austin Curtis and husband Johnny of Salisbury and Patty Austin Clifton and companion Robert Porter of Greer, S.C.; one brother: Fred Gibson Jr. and wife Mary of Knoxville, Tenn.; four sisters, Corina Webster, Linda Davis and husband Kenneth, Alice Bruner and Jean Allred and husband Terry, all of Tennessee; several grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Memorial Service: 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 at Stallings Memorial Baptist Church, 817 S. Main St., Salisbury, NC 28144, with the Rev. Melvin Austin officiating. The family will receive friends after the service.
Memorials: Radio Adventist, WDSL, 431 Eaton Road, Mocksville, NC 27028, in memory of Shirley Austin.
Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Austin family. Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com
Lyerly Funeral Home
515 S. Main St.
Salisbury, NC 28144
Published in Salisbury Post on Jan. 30, 2013