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Shirley Broadhead (Turner) Hamilton Obituary


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“My deepest sympathy goes out to the family Of Mrs. Shirley. Death is not a natural experience. Even Jesus wept before awaking Lazarus from the sleep...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Monica Taylor

“I am very sorry to hear of Shirley's tragic death. We were good friends from the 7th grade on. Our entire class will miss her, and reunions will...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Ralph Abraham - Hattiesburg, MS

“My sympathy to the family in their loss. Shirley and I graduated in the class of 1958. I have many fond memories of her. Millie Majors Jones ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Millie Majors Jones - Meridian, MS

“Although I haven't had contact with her since high school I admired her and pray for her in God' s care. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Bob Rea - Meridian, MS - Friend

“will always cherish the memory of shirley and the broadheads....she was our TKO queen sweetheart in high school....always looked forward to our...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: will hudson - plano,, TX

“I and Shirley's friends from the Meridian High School Class of 1958 are greatly sadden today by the loss of our friend and will miss her greatly. My...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Ouida Landreth Tomlinson - MS

“Everyone at Azalea Gardens will miss Shirley stopping by to visit her sister Annette. Our last memory of Shirley was at our Valentine's Day dance on...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Lori. Hannah - Oxford , MS


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Shirley Broadhead (Turner) Hamilton, 72, unexpectedly passed away on February 19, 2013, after suffering a brain hemorrhage due to a fall. Her kind spirit, generosity and exuberance for life touched everyone she met. Her upbeat personality and outstanding humor made her hard to forget. She was raised in Meridian, MS and attended the University of MS. Following college, she earned a Masters at Memphis State University and remained in Memphis for the next four decades. During that time, she held a variety of positions in both the education and legal communities. Likewise, she was a committed volunteer for Les Passes, the Memphis Symphony, the Memphis Opera and more. In recent years, she moved to Oxford, MS where she attended First Baptist Church, participated in the Republican Women's League and reconnected with college friends. Her lifelong passion for entertaining and traveling were rivaled only by her love of raising her two daughters. She will be missed by many friends and family including her daughters, Alex Turner and Christian Turner of Memphis, as well as her husband, Jerry Hamilton of Oxford, MS; sister Annette Broadhead Farmer of Oxford, MS and sister Dolly Broadhead Pittman of Jackson, MS. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Virdie Broadhead, and her brothers Norris (Martha) Broadhead and Paul (Sherry) Broadhead.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm Friday February 22 at Independent Presbyterian Church in Memphis. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to a charity of your choice.

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