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Shirley Jean Dean Nelson

July 28, 1952 — April 7, 2021

Shirley Jean Dean Nelson

Shirley Jean Phillips Dean Nelson, 68, passed away on April 7, 2021. She was born July 28, 1952, to Lonnie Robert and Corena Wisener Phillips.

Shirley attended Holly Pond School and went on to attend Jefferson State Community College. She pursued at degree as an Emergency Medical Technician and later worked as a Respiratory Therapist. Shirley enjoyed her time as a Naval Officer’s wife and loved the places she was able to travel to because of her husband’s assignments. She was able to live in places such as Japan, Key West, and New York. While in New York, Shirley worked at the Cabbage Patch Hospital and had many happy memories of her time there. Shirley also raised chihuahuas for over thirty-five years and loved each one of her tiny babies.

Ms. Nelson is preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie and Corena Phillips; ex-husband, Billy Joe Dean; brothers, Dueal Phillips and Devoy Phillips; and a grandson, Jesse Marlow.

She is survived by her daughter, Dimitri Joelle Dean Eagle Horse; brothers, Donald Phillips and Duane Phillips; sisters, Ginny Hale and Euvon Watkins; granddaughters, Rhiannon Hale and Taylor Vaughn; a great-granddaughter, Cora Jean Hale; ex-husband, Gary Nelson; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Ms. Nelson are 12 noon, Saturday, April 10, 2021, in the Holly Pond Funeral Home Chapel, David Wisener officiating. Burial will follow in Duck Creek Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family an hour prior to services, from 11 a.m. until services begin.

Holly Pond Funeral Home is honored to serve the family.

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Family and Friends Visitation

Saturday, April 10, 2021

11:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)

Liberty Hill Cemetery

Liberty Hill Rd, AL 35980

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

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