Shirley Jean Thrower Taunton, 80, was called to her Heavenly Home on Thursday, May 20th, 2021 at her residence in Huguley, Alabama. She was born on December 6th, 1940 in West Point, Georgia.
Shirley was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother but most of all a loving friend to many.
Shirley is survived by her daughter Paula Sherrill; sons, Stephen Taunton (Donna) and Frank Taunton (Melissa); brother, William “Bill” Thrower (Zuareda); grandchildren, Jamie Barrett (Brandy), Dillion Sherrill and Kaelynne Taunton; great-grandchildren, Jessica Barrett, Joseph Barrett, and Levi Bailey; several nieces and nephews.
Shirley is preceded in death by her husband, Franklin D. Taunton; parents, Willis Bennett Thrower and Annie Lee Bonner Thrower; sister, Hazel Thrower Starling; brothers, John Henry “Jim” Thrower and Jack “Sonny” Thrower.
Shirley worked for Rose’s Department Store from the day the business first opened in 1975 until the day the store closed where she loved her job.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 23rd, 2021 at 3:00 PM (EST) at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley. Interment will follow in Johnson Memorial Gardens. Pastors Randall Hamer and Michael Stiggers will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM (EST) at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home in Valley.
Please visit Shirley’s Memorial Tribute page at www.johnsonbrownservicefh.com to leave a condolence for her family, to share a memory of Shirley, or to light a Remembrance Candle in her memory.
Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directing.
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