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Shirley Inez Reagan
November 5, 1943 ~ September 14, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Shirley Inez Reagan, age 79, of Rockford, died Thursday, September 14, 2023 surrounded by her children and loved ones, at Parkwest Medical Center.
She was born in Swords Creek Virginia on November 5th 1943. She loved telling stories of her childhood, living on a farm in the mountains among coal mines. Her laughter would be contagious.
She moved to Tennessee in 1975 where she resided in Blount County for almost 50 years. She was known around town for playing in local dart tournaments, she was a definite 'attention-getter' often described as a genuine, respectable, trustworthy friend.
By her Family, she is known for her Mama Bear Personality. She was Beautiful, Independent and Strong (yet Spunky). We will always remember and laugh about her burnt biscuits. No matter how hard she tried to remember, at every family gathering, we had burnt bread. She will be Missed beyond Measure.
She was preceded in death by her Mother, Emma Perkins Hale & Father, Floyd “Jessie” Hale. Siblings: Beulah “Boots”, Edward, Cordelia “Dottie”, Junior, Dorothy “Pat”, Marvin, Bobby, Arbutus “Bootie”, Ralph, Lola “Gayle” and Grandson: Zachary “Zac” Dye, along with several other dearly missed Family Members.
She is survived in death by her Sister Nadine. Children: Kenneth “Kenny” Dye, Kimberly “Kim” Wald, Lesa Hembree and Son-in Law Charles Dixon. Daughter-in-Law Amanda Dye. Grandchildren: Jason, Kassidy, Connor and Christopher. Great Grandchildren: Colton, Carson, Mason, Gracie and Kaylani. She was also survived by many Loved Cousins, Nieces/Nephews and Family Friends. Great Gratitude to Sandi Powers for the love, help and care shown to our family during this time.
Shirley was a compassionate lady who never met a stranger. She loved to spend time with family, cook and spoil her grandbabies.
During her final few years, she became an avid reader of the bible. She would glow as she spoke about Heaven and smile with Excitement to see her Mom, Dad and Brothers/Sisters again.
Her Celebration of Life will be held privately, per her wishes, among Family. cremation Done ProperlyTM under the care of Dotson Funeral Home, Wildwood. (865-984-5959) Online Book of Memories- www.dotsonfuneralhome.com