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Shirley Doris (Jackson) Rankin

March 31, 1944 ~ November 27, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Shirley Rankin Obituary

PORT GIBSON, MS: Funeral services for Shirley Doris Rankin, 79, who died Monday, November 27, 2023 at the Claiborne County Nursing Center, will be held at 10a.m., Saturday, December 9, 2023 at China Grove M.B. Church.  Rev. Frank Curtis will officiate and Rev. Kelvin Rankin will do the Eulogy.  Visitation will be Friday, from 1p.m. until 5p.m. At Thompson Funeral Home Chapel and Saturday, from 9a.m. until service time at the church.

Shirley Doris Rankin was born to the late Reverend Percy and Sinester Jackson in Jefferson County, Mississippi on March 31, 1944. She completed her high school education at Liddell High School graduating in 1965. Shirley accepted Christ at an early age and became a member of Greenleaf Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend JJ Jones. 

Shirley Rankin met and married Elias Rankin December 30, 1967. This union produced many years of happiness through all the good and trying times. After their union she joined St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in Blue Hill, MS where she served faithfully as a member and an usher for many years.  

Shirley Rankin is preceded in death by her husband Elias Rankin; her son Melvin Rankin; her parents Reverend Percy and Sinester Jackson; one brother Elbert Lee Jackson; along with three sisters Ernestine Jackson, Earnescealy Jackson, and Queen Ester Washington.

Shirley Rankin is survived by two children Kelvin Rankin (Vicksburg, MS) and Cheryl Rankin (Lorman, MS); two brothers Percy Lee Jackson, Jr. (Fayette, MS) and Jerry Jackson (Hattiesburg, MS) along with his wife Earley; three sisters Carrie Smith (Detroit, MI), Rachael Epherson (Hattiesburg, MS), and Betty Jean Smith (Los Angeles, CA) along with her husband Warren; four grandchildren Eden Rankin, Aubrey Rankin, Lauren Rankin and Addilyn Johnson; along with a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. 

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Funeral Service
December 9, 2023

10:00 AM
China Grove Church
China Grove Church Road
Lorman, MS 39096


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