We lost another of our family at the end of 2020. Shirley Bryant Edmonson Bailey passed away on December 30. Shirley was 84. Most people in the last 25+ years knew her by her late husbands name Gibson but everyone just called her “Miss Shirley”.
Shirley was a strong lady and a well respected leader and ginner. She held many positions with Southeastern Cotton Ginners Association over the years and I’m not sure she ever missed an annual meeting before retiring that I can recall. In 2012 she received the Cotton Ginner of the Year.
Shirley will be laid to rest on Saturday, January 2, 2021 in a private ceremony at the family plot. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to the Vidant Health Foundation, VMC Palliative Care Unit, P.O. Box 8489, Greenville, NC 27835.
A full and more detailed obituary can be found below. Our condolences go to her family and friends. Shirley will be missed.