Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Glenn Reeves and Willa Mae Childers Reeves. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jeffery Craig Drinnon, and a grandson, William Madison Drinnon. She was a member of Burningtown Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir. Shirley worked for the Macon County Board of Education as a child nutritionist. She enjoyed working in her flower garden and being outdoors. She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Bill Drinnon; two sons, Rev. Randy Drinnon and wife Arlene and Tony Drinnon and wife Tammy of Franklin; sister, Joyce Queen of Lexington, NC; brother, Bennie Reeves of Franklin; eight grandchildren, Lynzy Drinnon, Matthew Drinnon, Dalton Drinnon, Kaitlyn Drinnon, Adam Armstrong, Andrew Armstrong, Amanda Davis, Anna Clark; two great-grandchildren, Kyla Smith and Rylan Armstrong; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 22, at Burningtown Baptist Church. Rev. Steve Reeves, Rev. Randy Drinnon and Tony Drinnon officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
The family received friends from 6-8 p.m., Monday, April 21, at Macon Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Dalton Drinnon, Derek Conley, Steve Rowland, Andrew Armstrong, Adam Armstrong, Harold Baker and Matthew Drinnon. Honorary Pallbearers were Lynzy, Kaitlyn, Amanda, Anna, Whitley, Kyla, Kaitlyn, Rylan and the entire church family.
Memorial donations can be made to the St. Judes Childrens Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or Gideons International, PO Box 372, Franklin, NC 28744.
Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.