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Bobbie Jean Shirah

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Sunday, April 12, 1931 - Tuesday, April 30, 2019


Mrs. Bobbie Jean Shirah of Slocomb passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was 88.


Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2019 in the chapel of Sorrells Funeral Home in Slocomb with Rev. Al Leach officiating. Burial will follow in the Union Hill Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.


The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.


Mrs. Shirah was born April 12, 1931 in Holmes County, FL to the late James Wesley and Binnie Mahalia Payne Phillips. Bobbie Jean lived in the Slocomb area for over 80 years. She and her husband Wilburn farmed, loved to can, put up vegetables, and enjoyed spending time with her family. She worked for many years in various restaurants until her retirement at the age of 78. Bobbie Jean was a loving mother and adoring grandmother who will be dearly missed.


In addition to her parents, spouse, Wilburn T. Shirah; son, Charles W. Shirah; sisters: Nettie Cook, Nellie Kirkland, Mae Smith, Jane Palmer, Marie Harris, Cora Turner and Margie Hicks; brother, Johnny Phillips all preceded her in death.


Survivors include daughter, Joyce Tew (Bennie); son, Randell Shirah (Karen); grandchildren: Felicity Robinette (Rhon), Melissa Bailey (Mike), Twila Ward (Paul), Scotty Snider, Keisha Merritt and Justin Cox; great-grandchildren: Logan Robinette, Reagan Robinette, Gillian Bailey and Judson Bailey; sisters: Myrtis Sasser and Betty Smith; special niece, Sue Hume (Ron); several nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.


The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to Day Springs Hospice and special caregivers: Martha Andrews, Cheryl Berg, Annette Andreas, Diane Campbell, Cathy Britton and Cathy Tew.

Funeral Service

Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019



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Hazel and Frank

We are so sorry for your's and our loss, Aunt Bobbie was a sweet, loving and funny lady. She will be much!
Cheryl A Berg

I am going to miss my Lady Bug. I am glad that God chose me to help care for her.. Lady Bug I know you are singing with the Angels and standing tall. I know it will get better over time but right now I am lost. I find myself looking and listening for you still at night. I hope you know how much I loved you and your family. I will always remember our special bond we had. I miss you so much but am glad you didn't have to suffer.

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