OBITUARY

Shirley A. Garner

February 20, 1948November 20, 2021

Mrs. Garner was born in Birmingham, AL to the late Loyd Kendrick and the late Sallie Silf Kendrick. She married the love of her life, the late Grady Garner, on July 23rd, 1965. She passed away, age 73, on Saturday, November 20th, 2021. She is predeceased by her parents, her husband, her siblings Loyd Kendrick Jr and Suzie Kendrick, and infant daughter. She is survived by her sons, Jeffrey Garner (Kim) and Jason Garner (Agnes); grandchildren, (of Jason and Agnes)- Charles Milliron III (Courtney), Chris Milliron (Amanda), Nicole Odum (Branson), grandchildren (of Jeffrey and Kim)- Jordan and Joshua, Zachary Garner, and Logan Garner; great-grandchildren, Keeley Milliron, Easton Milliron, Branson Odum Jr, Grady Odum, Brody Odum, and Jordan’s children; sibling, Danny Kendrick; and several other family members and friends. Shirley graduated from Thompson High School class of 1966 and dedicated 27 years to the Shelby County School System as a beloved bus driver. Her dedication to the school children was undeniable. Some of the joys of her life included spending time with family, sitting on her porch swing, feeding the critters and birds and listening to Elvis Presley. Her family will have a celebration of life with visitation Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 at Southern Heritage Funeral Home from 10:00 am-11:00 am, with a chapel service to follow. Burial will follow at Southcrest Baptist Church.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Memories

Shirley A. Garner

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Meredith Williams

November 25, 2021

I lived in Vestavia and Hoover before moving to Helena the summer before my sophomore year. The three years that I was on Shirley's bus were some the best memories.

Lisa McKenzie

November 22, 2021

You will be missed Aunt Shirley 😢 I remember coming to your house and having so much fun. I remember our trips to Cherokee Beach to swim. Jason, Jeff and I had the best time just exploring the woods behind your house just to see what we could find to bring back and show you. You are the one that taught me to drive the school bus. You were an amazing Aunt and you will always have a special place in my ❤ heart. Thank you for always loving me.
I love you ❤
Lisa McKenzie

Jennifer Ross

November 22, 2021

From All Of Her bus passengers We Love you Shirley you we're the greatest and thank you for the memories you gave us and more.
From Jennifer
Shirley, Thank you for everything, you meant the world to me and you we're special to me in many ways. Heaven gained a wonderful lady. I love you and I will miss you so much. Thank you for the many laugh's, talk's and much more I won't forget them.
To Shirley's Children, grandchildren and great grandchildren
I'm truly sorry for your loss Shirley was a great person and she will be truly missed by so many people. She was loved by so many people that knew her.
Love Jennifer

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY