Early on June 15, 2017, Shirley Cooley went home to meet the Lord she’d served so faithfully for many years. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Gene Cooley, and son, Lindell Cooley of Nashville, Tennessee, and his wife Amber and two sons, Samuel and Isaac.

Mrs. Cooley was born on June 24, 1940. Just before her 16th birthday, she and Gene Cooley were wed on March 3, 1956 and would spend the subsequent 61 years serving the Lord through ministry. She was blessed with one son, Lindell, after being told it would never be possible – but Shirley knew the word of God trumped all else.

All who knew her remember Shirley as a woman of a bold and unashamed faith. Wherever she went, she was known for having a voice to sing and praise God. Her passion for prayer and truth and a move of the Holy Spirit can rarely have been matched.

All are welcome to join as we celebrate her entrance into glory. Please see the below for funeral information.

For questions, you can send an email to gracechurchnashville@yahoo.com.

Funeral Service + Visitation

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Time: 11 AM (Visitation), 2:30 PM (Funeral Service)


Calvary Family Worship Center

369 Ridge Rd.

Golden, MS  38847

Internment Service

Date: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Time: 2:30 PM


Grace Church: Nashville

1097 Murfreesboro Rd.

Franklin, TN  37064

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