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.