Shirley (Bennett) Outlaw

Born: Sun., Nov. 14, 1937
Died: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 11, 2018
Location: Hart Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jan. 12, 2018
Location: Hart Funeral Home

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Mrs. Shirley Bennett Outlaw, age 80, of Blackshear, died Monday morning (1/8/18) at her residence following an extended illness.

Born November 14, 1937, she was a lifelong resident of Pierce County and a daughter of the late Archie Edmond and Mary Cooler Bennett. She graduated from Blackshear High School in 1955 and had worked as a self-employed hair dresser and also worked for Kut-N-Kurl and Headliners in Waycross.   After retiring, she opened a yarn shop with her sister where they enjoyed making quilts and other items. She was a member of Hacklebarney Baptist Church and a former secretary for the Woodmen of the World.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Paul Outlaw; a son, Timmy Joyce; and 2 sisters, Deloris Carter and Joyce Peacock.

Survivors include 2 sons, Greg Joyce (wife Lisa) of Vidalia and Donnie Joyce (wife JoAnn) of Blackshear; a daughter-in-law, Karen Cunningham of Toomsboro; 4 grandchildren, Derek William Joyce of Blackshear, Morris Orion of Vidalia, Jessi Marie Joyce of Vidalia, and Dalton Paul Joyce of Blackshear; 1 great grandson, Dagen Lane Joyce of Blackshear; a sister, Eva Spooner (husband Wade) of Waycross; a brother, Archie Edward Bennett (wife Judy) of Abbeville, GA; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A funeral service will take place on Friday (1/12/18) at 11 AM in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Ben James Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 6-8 PM at the funeral home.

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Phoebe Myers
   Posted Mon January 08, 2018
I want to offer my condolences to the family and friends. It is a painful thing to lose a love one in death, regardless of how long they have lived. Even Jesus gave way to tears when his friend Lazarus died (John 11:35). Our heavenly Father of tender mercies knows your pain. He never purposed his human family to have health issues, grow old, and die, but to live in perfect health and life forever. It is still his purpose (Psalms 37:11, 29). He calls death an enemy and promised to remove sickness, old age, and death__ 1 Corinthians 15:26 “The last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing"; Isaiah 33:24 And no resident will say: "I am sick"; Isaiah 35:5,6; Job 33:24,25 “Let his flesh become fresher than in youth; Let him return to the days of his youthful vigor.” Finally, He promised to undo the effect of death by bringing our loved ones in the memorial tombs back to life__ Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will rise...Awake and shout joyfully you residents in the dust! ...the earth will let those powerless in death come to life.” I hope these words give you all comfort.

diane and jerry corbett
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
Donnie and Greg you had a special mother. I have enjoyed having her in the family since you Donnie married Joann and became our family member. Shirley was gold and bold she spoke her mind many times in the right direction. she always knowed us and smiled when she saw us i hope she is in a happier place now, cancer is a torment no one should have to go through it is a horrible disease. she fought a good battle she did not lose. Donnie you did not lose a mother you gained an angel it will be bad at first so hang on tight for the ride

Theresa Livingston
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018

WATER COLOR WREATH was sent by Ruth (Outlaw) Joerger and Theresa (Joerger) Livingston.

With Sympathy and Love, Ruth (Outlaw) Joerger (sister-in-law) and her daughter, Theresa

Coralyn Gaston
   Posted Thu January 11, 2018
Shirley taught me to knit Christmas stockings and cute sweaters for my grandchildren. How precious is a friendship that teaches you an art which gives you years of enjoyment? She has been my friend for over thirty years. I will miss her. Coralyn Gaston.

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