Shirley Smith-Heath entered into her eternal rest on September 13, 2022, at Palo Pinto Nursing Center. She was born to late Doris and Eunice Smith on March 05, 1950 in Linden, Texas, were she graduated from Fairview High School in 1968. She then attended Tyler Barber School; once she graduated she moved to Mineral Wells, Texas. Shirley was a member of Bethel Baptist Church until her health failed. She held several positions in the church and loved serving the Lord.
Shirley worked at ITW Shakeproof for years until they closed down and she was a professional barber for years. Later on in years, she started a new career working at CCA, the private prison in Mineral Wells, were she promoted to Sergeant. She worked there 10 plus years until the company closed down as well.
Shirley was united in marriage to JD Heath who preceded her in death. She was also preceded by her parents; three sisters; five brothers; and one step-daughter. She will be lovingly remembered by her son Michael Brown of Mansfield, Texas; her heart, her granddaughter, Kiandra Brown of Mansfield, Texas and Katherine Parker of Ft. Worth, Texas. Her nieces, Cynthia(Terry) Noble of Texarkana, Texas and Amy(Addam)Powell of Linden, Texas were more like daughters to her. Also her nephews, Keith Luster of Linden, Texas and Dana (Shannon) Mack of Longview, Texas, more like sons to her as well. One sister-in-law, Yolanda Smith of Colorado; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.
The family of Shirley Heath would like to thank Palo Pinto Nursing Center, Kindred Hospice and medical staff that helped assist with her. They would also like to thank her neighbors for going above and beyond for her THANK YOU SO MUCH. Her church, Bethel Baptist, and friends. I cannot express how much I appreciate everything everybody has done for her THANK YOU, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts. The family
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, September 23 at Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home. Graveside services are 2 p.m., Saturday, September, 24, 2022 at Macedonia Cemetery in Linden, Texas. Honorary Pallbearers will be Keith Luster, Dana Mack, Terry Noble, Albert (Bull) Coleman, Henry Anders, and Sean Fisher.