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Minta Joyce Shirley

August 21, 1927 ~ March 13, 2010

JENNINGS Funeral services for Mrs. Minta Joyce Shirley, 82, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 18, 2010 in the Miguez Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Jerry Masters officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Jennings. Funeral home visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. Thursday until time of services. Mrs. Shirley died at 7:50 a.m., Saturday, March 13, 2010 in Lexington, Kentucky. Mrs. Shirley was a native of Marlin, TX and had lived in Houston. She was a graduate of Lamar High School in Houston and attended the University of Houston. She was a resident of Jennings since 1946 when she married Louis E. Shirley, Jr. Mrs. Shirley was a member of First Baptist Church in Jennings where she taught Sunday School to five year olds for 40 years; she was past president of the PTA, a member of the Entre Nous, she volunteered at the Jennings American Legion Hospital as a Pink Lady for years, was a ballet dancer, golfer and devoted wife and mother. Survivors include one daughter, Minta Jollene Shirley of Lexington, KY, her daughters, Courtney Hambleton of Lexington, KY and Ashley Schmitt and husband Peter of Greenville, IN; son Chip Shirley and wife Sharon of Atlanta, GA; their sons, Chad Shirley and wife Sarah and great grandchildren Nicholas, Madison and Cooper of Atlanta, GA, Lance Shirley and wife Jessica and great grandson, London of Atlanta, Rhett Shirley and wife Molly also of Atlanta, Bobby Treisch and wife, and Justin Treisch; son Dr. Jack Shirley and wife Nancy of San Antonio, TX and their children Brooke Shirley Ansel and husband Clark, Dr. Brett Shirley and fianc Anna Windham of Dallas, TX. Mrs. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Ocie Jolly and Minta Mae Hall Umberfield and husband Dr. Louis E. Shirley, Jr.

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  1. Dear Chip, Jack, and Jolene: So sorry to learn of your Mom's death. The whole Shirley family meant so much to our family. May God be with you as you grieve. I lost my Mom this past year and know that God comforts us. We can look forward to seeing them in heaven.

  2. Jollene and family you are in our thoughts and prayers at this trying time. Ms. Honey is in heaven looking down at us right now with your dad at her side. We loved her and you all so much. Heaven just got a little more classy with this lovely addition.

  3. Jolene and Family, I was so sorry to here about your mom. Mrs. Joyce and I had many wonderful conversations when you and I were growing up. Your mother and father were both very special people to me. Dr. Louis was one of my mentors who brought me into the medical profession for the past 34 years of my life. I have truly missed all the good times we had at your house when we were in high school. Remembering the High School Musicals, Mr Ricard's Chorus and the parties your mom and dad would give us after our performances. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this difficult time. Love Cameron

  4. Dear Mrs. Jollene, Courtney and Ashley, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. She was an inspiration to me and my family. She was like a grandmother to me and I will always remember her kindness and sincerity. She always watched over Courtney and I as we were growing up. I know that she will be watching over us from heaven. She and Dr. Shirley will be missed by all of us. I am so sorry to hear of her passing and if there is anything that you need please call me. We love ya'll and we will be thinking of you during your time of grief. My father truly admired your mother and father and will miss them as well. Sincerely, Lauren Ray


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