It is with regret we announce the passing of Mrs. Shirley Anne Gulley, Age 81, of Fayetteville, TN. Shirley was born on November 13, 1938, in Weymouth, MA to the late Anna and Peter Robinson. She passed away on May 5, 2020, at Donalson Hospice.
Shirley married Jimmy Parker Gulley in 1961 and the two shared 59 wonderful years of marriage. Shirley was the manager of the Highland Rim School cafeteria for 32 years where she treated each of the school children as her own while she showered them with love. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Howell. She enjoyed cooking and entertaining.
In addition to her husband, survivors include her sons, Paul (Christie) Gulley of Fayetteville and Jay Perry (Cindy) Gulley of Gulf Breeze, FL; daughter, Theresa “Terri” (Sean) Fuller of Tullahoma; grandchildren, Trevor (Renee) Gulley, Jonathan Gulley, Elizabeth Gulley (Matthew Questore), Chloe Fuller, Marylee Redmon (Cody) Newcomb, and Destiny Adams; great grandchildren, Parker and Tucker Newcomb; brother, John Robinson; sisters, Margaret DeGravio, Reta Dabralet, and Kathy Robinson. In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her siblings, Mary Bates, Elsie Robinson, Anna D’Ambrasia, Peter “Mike” Robinson, Patricia Danadio, June Robinson, Doris Robinson, William Robinson, and Mally Parry.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there will be no public gathering at this time. A private family service will be at Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens with Bro. Ley Jean officiating. The family invites you to share memories at higginsfh.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Riverside Christian Academy, 116 Riverside Lane, Fayetteville, TN 37334, or St. Jude, Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Shirley Anne Gulley.