of Benton, AR
October 9, 1934 - September 11, 2021
In loving memory of our mother and grandmother, Shirley Jennings. She was born October 9, 1934, and passed September 11, 2021.Shirley was a very strong, loving, passionate mother and grandmother. She is preceded in death by her husband Lamar Jennings; siblings, Faye, Gaye, and Sonny; and her parents. She is survived by her brother Doc (Marsha) Carrington; children, Denise Jones, David (Debra) Jennings, Debra (Robert) Smith; 6 grandchildren; Amber Pope, Ashley Gray, Cory Falcone, Jana (Derrick) Nicholas, Jace Jennings, Anna Ashcraft; and 9 great- grandchildren.Shirley was born in Strayhorn, Mississippi, and grew up in Marion, Arkansas. In high school she was a cheerleader, this being where she was tackled by her future husband, football player, Lamar Jennings. Shirley and Lamar married out of high school and lived a very happy and successful life. She will always be remembered as a strong, loving, courageous woman, who will never be forgotten. A funeral service will be at the Roller-Alcoa Chapel at 2 P.M., Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Interment will be in Pinecrest Memorial Park following the service.
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I have fond memories of Shirley. She was always so friendly and loving. Shirley, Lamar, Betty, and Mom are in heaven laughing and having a great time.
Denise, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Your mom was the best!!!!!
I loved Shirley and Lamar... two very special people to me.
Shirley was a remarkable lady, a wonderful mother and grandmother. She will be sorely missed.
We loved and respected Shirley and Lamar. They are missed.
My sweet friend. So many good memories, I will miss our phone conversations Thoughts and prayers are with you Denise, David, and Debra
A piece of our hearts has disappeared with your passing sweet Shirley. We always loved your fiesty spirit and kind heartAnd will miss you terribly. We know you're rejoicing with Lamar,your Mom, Dad,Ray,Faye,Gaye and many other loved ones in heaven. Til we meet again, love Doc and Marcia
The Jennings were like a second family to me (Jack) growing up. Ms. Shirley always understood what "trouble" David and I would find ourselves in and would take our sides (somewhat) running interference between us and Lamar until even he would cave. What a wonderful lady. Proud of her family and friends, always willing to give or lend a hand. Thank you for bearing with and helping to raise me. I have tried and will strive to continue to live the life we all know you would want us to live. Love you and will miss you, but you will live with us forever.
Mawmaw Jennings left a mark on my heart forever ! She was such a loving classy lady. Heaven gained a beautiful Angel !We are so sorry for your loss, sending love to you all.
I am sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. I know that she and Lamar are now together and enjoying their new home. They were great friends. I always enjoyed the times we got to visit at church and Shirley's hugs each Sunday morning.Gene Walker
Shirley was one of the best friends I ever had. She and Lamar were such a lovely couple. I know she has one of the best homes in heaven. Praying for all of you. She was wonderful and beautiful in every way.
My thoughts and prayers are with this family and friends. The few times that I was honored to be around Shirley , I loved every minute of it. She was just a sweet lady and I thought a lot of her. I met her through Hal Fancher I was his girlfriend. Now Shirley and Hal are rejoicing together. Just know that you guys touched my life when I was able to meet Shirley and her husband. Just a wonderful and beautiful people to know and be around. Lots of prayers. With Luv, Melissa Neeley
We love you Aunt Shirley. You will forever be in our hearts.Our thoughts and prayers are with the family Love Kim and Christopher
I love you Shirley and I was devastated to learn of your passing. It makes it bearable to know that you are now with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and will never be sick again.Love Sue & Terri Simmons
Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers.
A piece of my heart went home today. I am holding the Jennings & Carrington Families close in my heart. Love to you all.