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Shirley Gordon

Shirley Gordon (Hairston)

Monday, November 24th, 1947 - Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
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Shirley Hairston Gordon, affectionately known as ‛Mama Shirl’ was born on November 24, 1947 in Logan, WV to the late Mr. John Henry Hairston and the late Mrs. Dorothy L. Hairston. On Saturday, August 3, 2019, Mama Shirl heardthe voice of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ call her name to move into her heavenly mansion. She hastened to his call and departed this earthly life at seventy-one (71) years old. She was preceded in death by her beloved parents; husband – Mr. Cornelius Gordon; three (3) brothers– Mr. John ‛Chip’, Freddie, and Gregory Hairston; and sister – Ms. Regina Hairston.

She was a true believer in Christ and faithful member of Omar First Baptist in Omar, WV where she served as head of the kitchen. Mama Shirl worked for 10 years at WP Coal Company. After 10 years as a prep cook manager at Shoneys, she retired. She was a devoted wife and homemaker. She dedicated her time and energy to caring for the needs of her husband, children, grandchildren, and many others. Mama Shirl lived her life to the fullest and her presence, laughter, style, and sense of humor will truly be missed.

She leaves to cherish many sweet memories her children, Mr. Patrick Hairston (Crystal) of Charleston, WV, Ms. Diana Hairston of Holden, WV, Mrs. Angela Hampton (Mark) of Aracoma, WV, Mrs. Felicia Reynolds (Andrew), Mr. Brandon Hairston (Wynona), Miss Kelicia Hairston, Mr. Jamall Hairston, Miss Sierre Hairston, Miss Jada Hairston - all of Omar, WV; siblings Mr. Kenneth, Donald (Ida), Jeff (Carla), Chris (Toni), Rodney (Judy) and Joey Hairston – all of Douglasville, GA, Dr. Debra Hurley (Greg) of Douglasville, GA, and Mr. David Mollett (Leila) of Columbia, SC; special friends Ms. Sarah Roach and Mr. Holbert Tucker; eleven (11) grandchildren, six (6) great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, August 9, 2019 at Akers-James Funeral Home with Rev. Philemon H. Dillard Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left at www.jamesfh.com

Akers-James Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, August 9th, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    When
    Friday, August 9th, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Location
    Akers-James Funeral Home
    Address
    400 Main Ave.
    Logan, West Virginia 25601
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  • Service

    Friday, August 9th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Friday, August 9th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Akers-James Funeral Home
    Address
    400 Main Ave.
    Logan, West Virginia 25601
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Philemon H. Dillard Sr.
  • Interment

    Friday, August 9th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    When
    Friday, August 9th, 2019 3:00pm
    Location
    Highland Memory Gardens
    Address
    Guyan Memorial, 42 Highland Memory Gardens Cemeter
    Pecks Mill, WV 25547
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Pastors George & Margaret Thomas

Posted at 02:48pm
We express our sincere condolences to the family as you experience Shirley’s absence.
Please know we love you and are praying for you.
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Tonia Lulendo

Posted at 07:53pm
Because of my love for you & the love you gave to me even in our distance away....you'll forever be in my heart Auntie Shirl, luv your niece
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Deepest Sympathy Pastor Anthony & Sister Shanna Moss The NCAC Church Family
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Ella Smith

Posted at 12:57pm
I'M ELLA SMITH, THE DAUGHTER OF SHERMAN AND LUCY HAIRSTON OF CHARLESTON. I WANNA SAY THAT I'M SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF SHERYL. SHE WAS MY FIRST COUSIN AND SHE WILL BE MISSED EVEN THOUGH WE HADN'T BEEN IN TOUCH FOR AWHILE BUT I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES WE SHARED TOGETHER GROWING UP WHEN WE USE TO COME UP LOGAN AS KIDS. I'M PRAYING FOR THE FAMILY TO HAVE PEACE IN KNOWING THAT SHE IS SAFE IN JESUS ARMS. WE LOVE YOU ALL. LOVE AND PRAYERS, ELLA SMITH & FAMILY
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