Shirley Gibbs Marshall

Born: Sat., Jun. 28, 1930
Died: Sun., Jun. 19, 2011

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Shirley Gibbs Marshall, 80, of Union Point, GA, died Sunday, June 19, 2011 at Saint Joseph''s At East Georgia Hospital. Born on June 28, 1930 in Ocilla, GA, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Pearl Gibbs and Ethel Murray Gibbs. She graduated from Albany High School before attending the University of Georgia in Athens. She married Charles Mitchell Marshall on February 6, 1949 and lived in Albany until 1950. They moved to Athens living there until 1969. For 14 years they lived in Tifton, GA and moved back to Albany for 9 years . In the fall of 1994 they moved to Union Point. For nine years she worked as a Lab Technician for the world renown Ecologist, Dr. E. P. Odum, at the University of Georgia and for a number of years worked for several doctors offices doing labs and paperwork. She made a loving home for her family and was an excellent cook and enjoyed flowers and gardening. She was a founding member of Grace Fellowship Church where she was active until her failing health.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Mitchell "Charlie" Marshall of Union Point, GA; three sons, Sam Marshall and wife Meg of Greensboro, GA, William Mitchell Marshall and wife Marilynne of Tifton, GA and Arthur Gibbs and wife Beth of Charlottesville, VA; brother, Cecil Gibbs of Leesburg, GA; grandchildren, Deanna Marshall, Lucy Marshall, Andrew Marshall, Mitch Marshall, Ben Marshall, Emily Gibbs Rollins and Evelyn Gibbs; great grandchildren, Landen Marshall, Carah Marshall, Tylar Marshall, Ella Rollins and Claire Rollins; and a number of other relatives and friends and her favorite dog, Chula. She was preceded in death by siblings, Robert "Bobby" Gibbs and Louise Gibbs Brunson; and a granddaughter, Kim Marshall.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at Grace Fellowship Church, 1971 South Main Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. Dr. Jimmy Long officiating. The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until time for the service at Grace Fellowship Church. Graveside Services will be at Riverside Cemetery, 200 Cotton, Albany, GA 31705, Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. and the family will receive friends at the graveside after the service. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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   Posted Mon June 20, 2011

Melanie Finney
   Posted Mon June 20, 2011
Sam and family, I was so sorry to hear about Miss Shirley. My love and prayers are with you all.

Melanie Burt
   Posted Mon June 20, 2011
My heart and sympathy go out to the family. I will miss Miss Shirley so much. I'm so blessed to have been her friend. With sympathy and love, Melanie

dianne f. mckinley
   Posted Mon June 20, 2011
sorry for your loss--prayers are with you

Jane Cobb
   Posted Mon June 20, 2011
Dear Charlie, Sam and family, I was so saddened to get the call about Shirley's death. I am still in Texas with my family and will not be able to be with you for her service. I am so sorry. She was a dear friend. She was so faithful to send cards to Howell and me during his illness and lovingly called and prayed for us. I will miss her. I pray God will give you strength during this hard days and happy memories in the days ahead. Love, Jane Cobb

   Posted Mon June 20, 2011
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sandy and Maddie
   Posted Mon June 20, 2011
I couldn't believe it when I heard the sad news this morning! My heart is heavy, my tears are many and my prayers are with you, Mr. Charlie, and your family. Miss Shirley was an angel and a blessing to me during the short time I knew her. She loved my Maddie, my Boston Terrier, to come visit her even tho' Chula didn't approve! God bless you, Mr. Charlie. May He bring comfort to you and your loved ones during this sad time. I love you. Sandy

Janet Copelan Hallman
   Posted Mon June 20, 2011
Charles and Family, So sorry to hear about Miss Shirley. She was a wonderful person. Mr. Charles taught me when he taught at ABAC back in early 80's. Just know that God needed a wonderful angel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and our family. Janet, David, Josh and Robert

Donna Merritt
   Posted Mon June 20, 2011
Sam and Meg. I was sorry to hear of the passing of Sam's mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Meg.

Keith and Jayne Lindsay
   Posted Mon June 20, 2011
Shirley was a beautiful, genteel Southern Lady. She always had a smile and a sweet word for you even when she wasn't feeling her best. Her love for the Lord and her family was quite evident and she will be missed here on this earth but I know the angels are rejoicing at her arrival in her home of glory!

   Posted Mon June 20, 2011
Dear Sam and Meg, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that I am praying for you both. In deepest sympathy, CARLENE NOGGLE

Lem & Sandy Clark
   Posted Mon June 20, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Amanda & Tony Moon
   Posted Tue June 21, 2011
So sorry to learn of your loss. Keeping you and family in our thoughts and prayers.

Mrs. Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Tue June 21, 2011
Dear Sam, Mr. Charlie and Family, So sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. She was having such a hard time. Just remember the good things. Good memories for all of you. Love, BJ

Jeff and Denise Lovell
   Posted Tue June 21, 2011
I'm so sorry for your lose. I've heard many great stories about Sweet Momma over the years. I know you will miss her and there will be a void in your lives due to her passing. Our prayers are with you. May her memory live on through many generations.

Dick & Janice Payne
   Posted Wed June 22, 2011
Charlie Marshall & Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers and we pray that God will wrap his loving arms around you and comfort you. Ms. Shirley was a very sweet and pretty Southern Belle and she could cook! She will certainly be missed. God Bless You All!

Rick and Tommi Ward
   Posted Wed June 22, 2011
Miss Shirely was a true Southern lady in every sense of the word. We will miss her smiling face at church. Our love and sympathy to the family.

   Posted Wed June 22, 2011
I send my condolences to the family.May you gain comfort and strength by remembering that God cares. ( 1 Peter 5:7) God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during distresses. ( Psalm 46:1)

Rick and Tommi Ward
   Posted Wed June 22, 2011
Brother Charlie and family, We will certainly miss that beautiful little lady. We pray that our LORD will strengthen and comfort you as we all mourn the loss of this dear lady. Rick and Tommi

Harold Loyd
   Posted Fri June 24, 2011
Charlie and family, sorry to hear about your wife and mother, we are thinking of you. harold and rowena loyd

teresa churchwell
   Posted Fri June 24, 2011
Mr. Charlie, Sam & Meg, and families, My deepest sympathy to each of you in the passing of Shirley. She was a devoted Woman's Club member. Shirley was inspirational in all works of the Woman's Club. She loved her family and leaves a wonderful legacy to cherish. A beautiful & elegant lady!

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Sat June 25, 2011
Praying for your family. So very Sorry for your loss.

Tyron and Sandra Spearman
   Posted Fri July 01, 2011
Charlie, thinking of you in your loss. What a wonderful person and what a sweet smile. Miss seeing you, but have many fond memories at ABAC. Hoping to see you when you stop in Tifton. Tyron and Sandra Spearman

Reba Finch
   Posted Thu July 07, 2011
Shirley was in my Sunday School class at First Baptist Church (Union Point) and I loved her. She was a dear friend and a very special person.

Sherry Ross
   Posted Sat October 31, 2015
Think of her often and am grateful to this day for the caring and love that she and Mr. Charles Marshall shared with me while I was a student at ABAC. Condolences to the family for the loss of such a wonderful lady.