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Mary Nettles Shirley

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Mary Nettles Shirley Obituary
Mary Nettles Shirley, 82, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014. She was born in Tangipahoa, LA and a resident of Baton Rouge, LA. Mary earned a Master's Degree from Louisiana State University and retired as a guidance counselor from East Ascension High School. She was an original member of Bengal Bells and a member of TAF. Mary was a very generous and compassionate person, a talented cook, and a great gardener. She loved LSU sports, growing flowers, but most importantly spending time with and entertaining her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, James H. Shirley; daughter, Debbie Lacy and husband Rick; two grandchildren, Anna and Alex Lacy; sisters, Ethel Hyde, Janice Cutrer and husband Kenny; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and one aunt. Preceded in death by her parents, Alton, Sr. and Sally McNabb Nettles; brother, Alton Nettles, Jr.; sister-in-law, Darci Nettles; and brother-in-law, Huey Hyde. Visiting will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge, on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 10:00 AM until funeral service at 12:00 Noon, conducted by her brother-in-law, Pastor Kenny Cutrer. Interment in Resthaven Gardens of Memory. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at Ollie Steele Burden Manor for their kind and loving care. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area, Inc., 3772 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806. Family and friends may sign the online memorial, leave a personal note to the family, or order flowers at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Apr. 21 to Apr. 23, 2014
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