Shirley Mae Stevens

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 4, 2012

Nov. 23, 1935 – Aug. 2, 2012

NATCHEZ — Services for Shirley Mae Stevens, 76, of Natchez, who died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at Natchez Community Hospital, will be at 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church with Dr. Doug Broome officiating.

Burial will follow at the Natchez City Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

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Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time today at the church.

Mrs. Stevens was born Nov. 23, 1935, in Winchester, Ky. She was a member of First Baptist Church and the Joy Sunday School Class.

Mrs. Stevens helped manage the Gay and Wilson Store for a number of years. She was also a member of the Natchez Garden Club.

Mrs. Stevens was preceded in death by her husband, Dean Stevens.

Survivors include one son, Mike Stevens of Livermore, Calif.; one daughter, Nancy Stevens Cooper and husband, Edwin, of Centennial, Colo.; her mother, Johnnie E. Gay of Natchez; two sisters, Linda Gay Vermeulen of Perth, Australia and Karen Gay Callon and husband, Fred, of Natchez; one grandson, Steven Edwin Cooper of Durango, Colo.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Fred Callon, Lindsey Callon, Bernie Pyron, Pete Howard, Chuck Gilbert and Lynwood Easterling.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society of the Natchez-Adams Humane Society.

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