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Shirley Jean Tankersley Washington

Obituary Date: Friday, March 1, 2013

Shirley Jean Tankersley Washington, age 70 of Mt. Airy, passed away Friday, March 01, 2013, at Habersham County Medical Center.

Born in Cherokee, NC on August 01, 1942, she was a daughter of the late James Thomas and Jeanette Ballew Tankersley. Mrs. Washington was a member of Old Nacoochee Missionary Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Washington was also preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Billingsley.

Survivors include husband, Eugene Washington of Mt. Airy; son, James Washington of Toccoa; daughters and sons-in-law, Janis and Tony Cody of Mt. Airy and Tina and Thomas Griffin of Clarkesville; brother, Paul Tankersley of Jackson, GA; sisters, Rachel Wooldridge of Conyers, Carolyn Pettus of Gastonia, NC and Ruby Murphy of Stockbridge, GA; seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are 11:00 am Monday, March 04, 2013, at the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart with Rev. Greg Pruitt officiating. Interment will follow in Old Nacoochee Missionary Baptist Church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8 pm on Saturday and from 5-9 pm on Sunday.

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Funeral Date
03/04/2013 at 12:00AM
Funeral Home
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home