OBITUARY

Shirley Jean Gerhart

July 25, 1938September 11, 2018
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On Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Shirley Jean Gerhart, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away suddenly at the age of 80. Shirley will be forever remembered by her husband, Jack Gerhart and their children, Gregory Gerhart, and Connie Crutchfield(Jerry Bakane). She adored her four grandchildren, Melanie Flynn(Brad), Shannon Schmitz(Alex), Taylor Crutchfield, and Destiny Walker(Kent). She had six precious great grandchildren, Macie and Colin Flynn, Sophia and Lukas Schmitz, and Kyntlee and Kyndee Walker. Shirley was born in Fulton, Mississippi to the late Guy and Ruvie Spencer Wood. She was a graduate of S.D. Lee High school in Columbus, Mississippi. She and Jack just celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on August 3rd. After marriage, Shirley and Jack resided in Lancaster, CA., Garland, TX., and Birmingham, Al. She enjoyed traveling, Elvis Presley, and all things Gone with the Wind. She was a faithful member of Church on the Bluff, in Hoover, Al. She loved spending time with all of brother and sister in laws, nieces and nephews. She especially loved spending time with her family and being a MawMaw. She was greatly loved and will be missed by all who knew her Funeral Services for Shirley will be Friday, September 14, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Ridout’s Southern Heritage Funeral in Pelham, Al. The family will receive friends from 10-11 at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at 1:15 at the Alabama National cemetery in Montevallo, Al. Pallbearers will be Brad Flynn, Alex Schmitz, Taylor Crutchfield, Bert Gehart III, Stuart Gerhart, and J.B. Gerhart. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, September 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 14, 2018
REMEMBERING

Shirley Jean Gerhart

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Donna Ingram Shanks

September 12, 2018

I remember when we lived next door to her and her children. Mom (Nell) and Jean Berryhill were all so close. Us kids grew up together and we were always into something. We all loved these beautiful ladies and the kids all loved each other. So sad to see her leave us. I know when Mom died she checked on me and Myra as much as she could! Myra and I will miss her. Our deepest sympathy to Greg, Connie and Jack.

joyce cochran

September 12, 2018

I have known Shirley since I was in my 20's. She was my next door neighbor. She was supportive of me when I was pregnant. She was my mom's friend. When my mom passed she was very supportive and talked with me a lot. I will always remember when mom and Shirley went to see Conway Twitty and Lorena Lynn, they got to meet them and was so excited. My prayers go to the family and many prayers and hugs to Jack and Connie.
A beautiful lady, will miss her.

Joyce Cochran

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