Shirley Lytle Piper

Published 1:00 pm Thursday, February 13, 2020

Shirley, 82, went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 11, 2020. She was born on Sept. 10, 1937, in Biloxi, Mississippi.

She was a loving wife and mother.

She was a faithful member of Brookhaven First United Methodist Church, where she met Jack, her husband of 60 years. She was a member of the Brookhaven Junior Auxiliary, The Climbers Club, KDMC Foundation, Wildwood Garden Club and Rosehill Cemetery Restoration Foundation.

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She enjoyed gardening, puzzling of all types, and loved listening to Steve Russell play the church organ.

She is survived by her three children, Sheri (Steve) Richardson of Madison, Mississippi, and Louann (Jeff) Porter and Michael Piper, both of Brookhaven, Mississippi; seven grandchildren, Jessica, Chad, Cody, Devin, Torri, Gracie and Colt; two great-grandchildren, Hadley and Stevie; brothers, Don (Velma) Parks, and Marty(Marlene) Sczepaniak, both of Biloxi; sister-in-law, Kathleen (Jerry) Smith, also of Brookhaven, and a host of nieces and nephews. She is also survived her is her loyal companion, Sugar.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Jack, in 2018.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Ministries or Brookhaven Animal Rescue League (BARL) in honor of Sugar Piper.

We will celebrate Shirley’s life Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at First United Methodist Church, Brookhaven. Visitation beginning at 1 p.m., with a service at 3 p.m. Following, there will be a private graveside service at Rosehill Cemetery.

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