Shirley Gillis Barrett
Shirley Gillis Barrett

May 3, 1937 - April 8, 2019
Born in Eastman, GA
Resided in Waycross, GA


Mrs. Shirley Gillis Barrett, 81, passed away Monday (April 8, 2019) at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross following a brief illness.

She was born in Eastman, GA but had resided in Waycross most of her life. She was a graduate of Waycross High School and a member of Deenwood Baptist Church. Although she was a homemaker most of her life she was a former telephone operator for AT&T. She was also a member of the Pink Ladies Auxillary at Satilla Regional Medical Center for 20 years.

Mrs. Barrett was a daughter of the late John A. Gillis and Mamie Smith Gillis.

She is survived by her husband, Francis Alton Barrett of Waycross; a daughter, Elizabeth Johnson (husband L.J.) of Waycross; a son, Alton Lamar Barrett (wife Lillian) of Clifton Park, NY; three grandchildren, Sean Johnson (wife Kelly) of Bethlehem, GA, Charles Barrett (wife Nikki) of Phoenix, AR, and Rebecca Barrett of Clifton Park, NY; two great grandchildren, Adrianne and Magnus; and a sister, Linda Spane (husband Bob) of California.

A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday (April 12, 2019) at Oakland Cemetery.

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Music Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.



Oakland Cemetery
2410 Alice St.
Waycross, GA US 31501
Friday, April 12, 2019
2:00 PM