Shirley A. Stamps

Published 5:00 pm Thursday, November 16, 2023

Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley A. Stamps will be on Sunday, November 19, 2023, at Brookhaven Funeral Home in Brookhaven, MS at 2:00 PM with burial to follow in the Rosehill Cemetery. Bro. Stacy Douglas will be officiating the services with Brookhaven Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be at Brookhaven Funeral Home on Saturday, November 18, 2023, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Visitation will resume on Sunday, November 19, 2023 from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM.

Mrs. Stamps, 87, of Brookhaven, MS, passed from this life on Wednesday, November 15 2023, at Diversicare of Brookhaven. She was born on February 7, 1936, in Red Lick, MS, to Charles P. McCoy and Myrtie Belle Dillon. She was a member of First United Church of Brookhaven, MS.

At the early age of 13 Shirley’s mom Myrtie bought the Rainbow Florist on N. Jackson St. and taught Shirley florist design that started her to 65 years in the business known as Rainbow Florist. In 1968 Rainbow Florist built a new building next to the old Brookhaven Funeral Home. Soon after the completion on the new shop Shirley talked her husband Robert to come to work with her. She taught Robert to be an accomplished florist designer. Later her daughter Sabrina joined the family business.

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Shirley enjoyed antiquing, along with fishing and camping with her husband, the love of her life and life-long dance partner. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years Robert W. Stamps, Sr and her mother and step-father Myrtie and Fred Ferguson.

Her survivors are son Warren Stamps; daughter Sabrina Stamps Garon (Mickey); 3 grandchildren Rebecca Mercier Jones (Jason), Rob Mercier and Nicole McMillan Goza; 4 great-grandchildren Maddi Smith, Hannah Jones, Caleb Jones and Remi Goza.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to North Oaks Hospital in Hammond, LA, Diversicare of Brookhaven and Arden Hospice of Brookhaven.

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