Shirley Mathews Faison lived a life full of service and adventure. An alto singer, she served for many years in church choirs and now joins in with the Heavenly choirs.
Born in Jacksonville, Florida to Dewitt and Jewel (Dickerson) Mathews, Shirley grew up with four brothers and 1 sister who died in infancy.
She loved literature, but said that God clearly called her to be a nurse. Shirley even recently renewed her nursing license which she held since 1955. She worked in several doctor’s offices and ended her active career as a Diabetes Educator with Visiting Nurse Association.
Shirley is preceded in death by her husband Cecil and her two daughters Shirley and Nancy. She is survived by her son Jim Cook (Arlene), Shirley’s husband David Johnson, Nancy’s husband Jim Burrow. Her nine grandchildren will miss her (and her brownie pie!) Also, her 10 great-grandchildren will miss her reading to them and sneaking them windmill cookies.
Shirley fought hard through several health issues and left a legacy of faith and service to those who knew her.
A graveside service for Mrs. Faison will be held on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Trenton, FL.