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Shirley McKinnie Thomas

March 9, 1935 — February 7, 2024

Eads, Tennessee

Shirley McKinnie Thomas, age 88, resident of Eads, Tennessee and wife of Tate Thomas, departed this life Wednesday morning, February 7, 2024 at her home.

Shirley was born March 9, 1935 in Germantown, Tennessee, the daughter of the late James D. McKinnie and Annie Pate Gill McKinnie. She graduated from Collierville High School and was married August 20, 1954 to Tate Thomas. Mrs. Thomas was most recently a resident of the Fisherville Community and was a member of First Baptist Church Fisherville where she served as church secretary. Shirley was  a member of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and enjoyed reading, cooking, flowers and her horses, especially “Flicka”.

Mrs. Thomas is survived by her husband of 69 years, Tate Thomas of Eads, TN; her daughter, Suzanne McCurdy (Bob) of Dyer, TN; two sons, David Tate Thomas of Eads, TN and Nathan Thomas (Kim) of Williston, TN; her sister, Joy Patricia Webb of Somerville, TN; five grandchildren, James D. McCurdy (Vicky) of Starkville, MS, Thomas R. McCurdy (Katie) of San Diego, CA, Brandon Thomas (Shelbie) of Collierville, TN, Adam Thomas (Jessica) of Oakland, TN and Liz Dodd (Ben) of Dyer, TN; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Jim Ann Perkins.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Thomas were held at 2 P.M. Friday, February 9, 2024 at First Baptist Church Fisherville. The officiating ministers were Bro. Jack Moore and Bro. Jeff James. The pianist was Sarah Bills and special music was provided by Mike Hamner. Interment followed in Fisherville Cemetery.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers were James McCurdy, Ben Dodd, Brandon Thomas, Billy Beeson, Bobby Spencer and Bert Perkins.

The family requests that memorials be directed to First Baptist Church Fisherville, 11893 Macon Road, Eads, TN 38028 or St. Jude Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

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