Jetty Gardner Shirley
Jetty Gardner Shirley
  • June 27, 1931 - October 25, 2017
  • Palmetto, Georgia

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Mrs. Jetty G. Shirley, age 86, of Marietta passed away on October 25, 2017. Mrs. Shirley was born in Rembert, South Carolina. She worked as a secretary at Shaw Field AFB in Sumter, SC where she met Paul Shirley. They married on April 14, 1953. The Air Force moved them to Germany, Virginia and Washington, DC. In 1968, Mr. Shirley retired from the Air Force. The Shirley's and their three children moved to Marietta, GA. Mrs. Shirley was an excellent homemaker and was often praised for her cooking talents. A longtime member of St. Philip UMC, Mrs. Shirley was often recruited and served selflessly on church committees. She and Mr. Shirley later became members of Covenant UMC. Mrs. Shirley loved to garden, and her yard was meticulously maintained showcasing her green thumb. She was also an avid reader and loved taking cruises and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Paul Shirley and her daughter, Cathy Shirley Goodman.
She is survived by her children; Pam and Bob Barfield, David and Julie Shirley, Jr.; 6 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Sunday Oct. 29 at 3 PM in the chapel of Georgia Memorial Park Funeral Home with Rev. Joey Hatchell and Rev. David Moore officiating. Interment will follow in Georgia Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends between the hours of 1:30 until 3 PM Sunday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at
Georgia Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery, 2000 Cobb Parkway SE, Marietta, GA 30060. 770-432.0771.