Shirley Sue (Centers) Brown

Born: Fri., Mar. 13, 1936
Died: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019


9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Jan. 19, 2019
Location: First Baptist Church of Russell Springs

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Jan. 19, 2019
Location: First Baptist Church of Russell Springs

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 Shirley Sue Brown, age 82, died Monday, January 14, 2019 at the University

of Kentucky Medical Center. She was born March 13, 1936 in Harlan, Kentucky

to the late Jason Centers and Grace Gilreath Centers and grew up in Pleasant

View, Ky (Whitley County).

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband,

Richard on August 3, 2015. Seven brothers and sisters (Elsie, Junior, Margie,

Kathleen, Kenneth, Wilma, and Clyde), along with several nieces and nephews,

also preceded her in death.

Shirley and Richard were married on June 30, 1956 and had a wonderful and

devoted marriage for 59 years. In addition to being a loving wife, mother and

grandmother, Shirley was a born again child of God and a member of First

Baptist Church of Russell Springs. Following many years of working at various

companies and careers, Shirley found her true professional calling in becoming

a Mary Kay consultant in 1981. She had a very successful career, winning

many cars and prizes through the years and becoming a Senior Sales Director.

Shirley had a genuine love for people and helping them.

Survivors include her beloved family, daughter Terrie (Beckham) Wilson of

Russell Springs, Ky.; two granddaughters, Abigail Wilson and Alexandra Wilson,

both of Russell Springs, Ky; nephew Roger Ball of Russell Springs, Ky who was a

true blessing in her last year or life; a dear friend, Skeeter Eubanks of Louisville, KY;

a dear friend and sister-in-law, Nadine Centers of West Chester, Ohio; and a loved sister,

Patsy Shilts, of Milford, Ohio. She is also survived by a host of family and friends,

and the family pets she had a deep fondness for, Fluffy, Zoe and Harley.

The funeral services for Shirley Sue Brown will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019

at 12:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church of Russell Springs, with Pastor Ryan Coffey

and Pastor Caleb Shirley officiating. Special music presented by Lydia Wainright and

Jennifer Cox.

Pallbearers: Bryce Bailey, Roger Ball, Randy Berreth, Kevin Centers

                   Bro Bill Mullins, Bryan Brown

Interment in the Union Cemetery (Gosser Ridge), Russell County, Ky. In lieu of flowers,

donations will be accepted at the First Baptist Church or Bernard Funeral Home, Russell

Springs, Ky for the Gideons International, Alzhemer's Association, or the Sugarfoot

Farm Animal Rescue (860 Sparksville Road, Columbia, KY  42728).

Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs in charge of arrangements.

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Lydia Smitherman
   Posted Fri January 18, 2019

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Lydia (Houston) Smitherman .

To the family, In our thoughts and prayers! Love you all! Lydia & Dakota (Houston) Smitherman -Her Great Niece and my son.

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