Shirley D. (Hopson) Herron

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Shirley D. Herron
Shirley D. Herron, age 77, of Tuscumbia, Ala., formerly of Nauvoo, Ala., passed away March 30, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 2, 2013, from noon-2 p.m., at First Baptist Church, Colbert Heights. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. at the church with Brother Gerald James and Brother Darrell Pace officiating. Burial will follow at Colbert Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Herron was preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Nettie Hopson, sister, Gaynell Wilson, and brother, Odell Hopson.
She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Terrell Herron; daughters, Valerie (Joe) Romans, Tuscumbia, Ala., and Vanessa (Tim) Pinkard, Haleyville, Ala.; sister, Tennie Ingle, Nauvoo, Ala.; grandsons, Jared (Crystal) Hamm, Russellville, Ala., Jason Hamm and Joel Hamm, both of Tuscumbia, Ala.; great-grandchildren, Alex and Alyssa; a host of relatives and friends.
Pallbearers are Jared Hamm, Jason Hamm, Joel Hamm, Gary Autry, Bret Herron and John Jaco.
Honorary pallbearers are Lawrence Kimbrough, Charles Pace, Crochen Seal and Grady James.
Shirley was a member of First Baptist Church, Colbert Heights, where she loved serving the Lord, especially in the nursery and children's departments. The things she enjoyed most were caring for her family, reading her Bible, and enjoying fellowship with their many wonderful friends. Shirley and Terrell especially enjoyed time spent with a special group of friends called "the motor home gang". They spent many days traveling with the "motor home gang" and made too many wonderful memories to count. Those were truly blessed times for them all.
Terrell was the love of her life and even when this disease had taken so many memories from her, you could still see her love for him in her eyes. "And now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:13
We would like to say a special thank you to those who helped care for our mother; Dr. David Clark and staff, Dr. James Ashmore and staff, Hospice of North Alabama, her Sunday school class and especially Linda Bratton, Mechele Williams and Doris Hatton who lovingly cared for her and always treated her with love and respect.
To our sweet Mother, the world will never be the same but we know you're with the Lord you loved so much. Thank you for being such a sweet example of Christ's love for all those who knew and loved you.
In lieu of flowers, make memorials to First Baptist Church-Colbert Heights Building Fund, 6000 Woodmont Drive, Tuscumbia, AL 35674.
You may leave online condolences at www.pinkard fh.com.
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Published in Florence Times Daily on Apr. 1, 2013
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