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Shirley F Clay

Shirley F. Clay was born on August 21, 1941 in Wilson, County to the parents of Mary and Bennie Clay. She departed this life on September 23, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Shirley moved to Nashville when she was four years of age and received her formal education in the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools system attending Carter Lawrence and later graduating from the Historic Cameron High School.
Shirley was a loving and caring person and made many friends throughout her life. She professed a hope in Christ and was baptized at Hicks Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Bishop Walker, and she later joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and served on the Usher Ministries. She was employed for many years at the May Hosiery Mills, ending her employment at The Sunday School Publishing Board where she retired in 1977 after 28 years of service.
Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, Mary Clay and her father, Bennie Clay, sister, Mary Cartwright & granddaughter, Candice Clay. She will be missed dearly.

She leaves to cherish her memories her daughters, Teresa A. Clay, Sheila F. Featherson; two grandchildren, Derrick, Derika Featherston; four great grandchildren, Troy Chumley, Kevin & Kenya Clay, Cairo Featherston; sisters, Geraldine White, Brenda (Ulysess) Burrell, Joyce Wilson, Lynne Clay, brothers, Raymond Clay & Bennie (Michelle) Clay; special friends, Dorothy Cannon, Charlotte Wright, Gail Gunn, Pat Curry, Val McMurray; and a host of nieces, nephews, numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation Monday, October 4, 2021, 10-11 with funeral to follow at Mt Zion Baptist Church Jefferson Street Location,

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To the Clay Family:
We are truly sadden to hear about the recent passing of Shirley F Clay. Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends during this hour of great sadness. To all those who are heavy at heart we encourage all to please draw comfort from this loving promise from God where He tells us about a promise where He would restore life back to those who have died. This loving promise is recorded at John 5:28-29. The wording of these verses are very comforting. Yes God would cause a calling to go forth to those in the grave to stand up in life again. Yes the promise is clear. God is giving us His personal guarantee that Shirley, and a host of others would have their live restored back to them. I personally look forward to this time period when we will witness with our own eyes our love one standing in life again. When our love ones are reunited back with those who loved them and miss them dearly. Today all can use this time to learn much more about the resurrection blessing that will soon take place earth. Knowing that there are nine accounts in the Bible that speaks about this wonderful blessing, us can read these accounts and build up our confidence in this loving arrangement. Here is just one such example that is recorded at Acts 9:36-42. I hope that all will get a chance to see how these verses apply to your love ones. So in closing, please keep this promise of God near your hearts at all times. Remember that when God makes a promise, it becomes reality. For it is impossible for God to lie. ( Titus 1:2)

Albert Caldwell Jr Oct 5 2021 6:39 PM

Remembering your family in this time of loss, praying that God will bring comfort to your hearts.

Rhonda Yvonne Fitzpatrick Owens Oct 4 2021 7:35 PM

Will miss seeing her welcome at church.

MyRanda Jones Oct 3 2021 12:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Clay

Charlotte Wright Oct 2 2021 4:49 PM

My condolences in the passing of your Mother. We all grew up together in South Nashville and attended school as well. Praying continually for you. God Bless and love each of you.

Elder William Ferrell Hopkinsville, Kentucky Sep 29 2021 12:40 PM

Condolences and prayers.

Alex Goode-Esmon Jr Sep 28 2021 8:36 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Clay

Alex Good-Esmon Jr Sep 28 2021 8:34 AM