Alice Janette McLelland Shirley
November 15, 1938  -  February 16, 2019

Alice Janette McLelland Shirley

Public Viewing
James F. Webb Funeral Home
2514 7th Street
Meridian, MS  39301
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
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Funeral Service
James F. Webb
2514 7th Street
Meridian, MS  39301
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
1:00 pm
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Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery
5641 Liberty Church Road
Toomsuba, MS  39364
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Funeral services will be held for Alice Janette McLelland Shirley Wednesday, February 20th, 1:00 p.m., at James F. Webb Funeral Home with Rev. Franklin McLelland and Rev. Robert Hughes officiating. Burial will follow at Liberty Baptist Church of Toomsuba.
Ms. Shirley, 80, of Toomsuba, passed away Saturday, February 16th at Specialty Hospital.
She was a devoted homemaker and retired floral designer. She was also a member of Liberty Baptist Church of Toomsuba for 55 years. She will be most remembered for being a loving mother and nanny.
She is survived by her son, Eddie Shirley of Toomsuba, MS; daughter, Carol Thomas and husband Donald of Toomsuba, MS; grandchildren, Crystal Dearman and husband Sam of Braxton, MS, and Gavin Thomas of Toomsuba, MS; great grandchildren, Alice “Allie” Dearman and Colt Dearman of Braxton, Ms; brothers, Rev. Franklin McLelland and wife Brenda of Marion, MS, and Kenny McLelland and wife Kathy of Arcadia, LA; sister Faye Hammond of Greer, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents Walter and Alice Dunnam McLelland of Toomsuba, MS.
Pallbearers will include Gavin Thomas, Sam Dearman, Walter McLelland, Mark McLelland, John Smith, and Chuck Lafleur.
Honorary pallbearers will include Sammy Culpepper, John Culpepper, David Shirley.
Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
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  1. James Rainey, Lauderdale County Assessor, and Staff
    Meridian, MS

    We wish to express our sincere sympathy to the Shirley family at this time.

  2. Bryan and Rozlyn Sutton
    Drake, CO

    We will miss you Miss Janette. You were like family to us. We will always remember your sweet smile and your beautiful voice. May you rest in peace.

  3. Amber Micka
    , LA

    My condolences to the family for your loss of Mrs. Shirley. May God strengthen and comfort you with his promise of the resurrection. Acts 24:15

  4. David Minor
    Meridian, MS

    So sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to ya'll in this time of God bless ya'll

  5. Donna Lummus
    Meridian, MS

    I would like to express my deepest sympathies to you and your family Carol. Praying God's strength, comfort and peace upon your family during this difficult time. May God continue to hold you in the palm of His hand.

  6. Jeannie dearman
    Meridian, MS

    Rest in peace

  7. Swetland family
    Lehigh acres, FL

    We are so sorry for your loss. We will miss her so very much and wish we could be there to celebrate her life with y’all.

  8. Melanie Stahl
    Meridian, MS

    So sorry for yalls loss. Prayers for the family.

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