Shirley Anderson Jones
1953 - 2021
Heritage Funeral Home & Cremation Services, LLC
609 Bear Creek Pike
Columbia, TN
Shirley Anderson Jones

Jackson - Shirley Anderson Jones, age 68, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 19, 2021.

Shirley was born in Memphis, TN, graduated from Central High School, and attended Memphis State University. She moved to Jackson in 1975 after marrying her husband, David Jones. Shirley retired from the Jackson Chamber of Commerce in 2018, as Senior Vice President of Public Affairs. Throughout her career, she was devoted to promoting education in Jackson through programs like Partners In Education and Imagination Library. She was also involved in numerous community and civic organizations, including the Jackson-Old Hickory Rotary Club and Ayers Children's Medical Center.

Shirley was preceded in death by her daughter, Darcy Carole Jones. She is survived by her husband of more than 45 years, David, as well as her son Cameron, daughter-in-law Rachel, and grandchildren Knox and Eliana "Ellie." She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, James and Brenda Anderson, and many wonderful nieces, nephews, family, and friends that she loved so much.

Shirley was a good friend to have, always thoughtful and caring to everyone. She loved many, was loved by many, and will be dearly missed by those who were blessed to know her.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Maury Memorial Gardens in Columbia, TN with Lee Stevenson officiating. Heritage Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to make a donation in Shirley's memory may do so to The Rotary Foundation, whose efforts continue to fight the eradication of Polio worldwide. Checks may be sent to the Jackson-Old Hickory Rotary Club, P.O. Box 12133, Jackson, TN 38308.

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Published by The Jackson Sun from Jul. 21 to Jul. 22, 2021.
Graveside service
Maury Memorial Gardens
, Columbia, TN
Funeral services provided by:
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Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Shirley. She was a wonderful and kind person and a good friend. I have only the fondest memories of her during my time as Chairman of the Board of the Jackson Chamber and COO of Jackson General. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Bradford Baucom
July 22, 2021
Shirley was a pillar in our office and throughout the community. She was a mentor to us all, and her impact throughout the chamber world will never be forgotten. My deepest condolences to her family. She will certainly be missed by many and her beautiful spirit will forever be treasured.
Jennifer Gardner (Formerly Lawson)
July 22, 2021
So very sorry to hear of Aunt Shirley´s passing. David, Cameron and James and family, just know you all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lisa Armstrong Bevis
July 22, 2021
My first memories of 'Mama' Shirley are as an Ambassador for the Jackson Chamber. She was always such a loving lady, putting others above herself. She was truly a mama to everyone in that volunteer group! When I became a staff member at the Jackson Chamber, Shirley was a great mentor and encourager, being helpful in so many ways. She always made you feel like a friend. She was very smart and I have been honored to know her and call her friend. I miss her greatly!
Julie Daniels
July 21, 2021
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