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Shirley Jean Sappington

September 9, 1946 - November 29, 2016

Obituary


Shirley Jean Sappington, 70, of Olive Branch, MS, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2016 in Cordova, TN. Mrs. Sappington was a 50 year member of First Baptist Church of Olive Branch. She was retired from Olive Branch High School as an English teacher. Her children and grandchildren were her greatest pride and joy. Mrs. Sappington was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. M.L. Swinney and Minnie V. Swinney and her loving husband, Don Sappington. She is survived by her sons, Donnie Sappington (Paula) and Will Sappington (Lorena), her "son" John Jones, her sister, Betty...

Shirley Jean Sappington, 70, of Olive Branch, MS, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2016 in Cordova, TN. Mrs. Sappington was a 50 year member of First Baptist Church of Olive Branch. She was retired from Olive Branch High School as an English teacher. Her children and grandchildren were her greatest pride and joy. Mrs. Sappington was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. M.L. Swinney and Minnie V. Swinney and her loving husband, Don Sappington. She is survived by her sons, Donnie Sappington (Paula) and Will Sappington (Lorena), her "son" John Jones, her sister, Betty Duke (Bill), and her five grandchildren, Colby, Ellie, Mia, Eva, and Owen Sappington. She also leaves several nieces, a nephew, and other extended family members. The family will receive friends Friday, December 2, 2016 from 9am until the funeral service begins at 11am, all at First Baptist Church of Olive Branch. Interment will follow in Blocker Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or First Baptist Church of Olive Branch.