Shirley Hendley Hankins, age 68 of Tifton died Monday October 15, 2018 at Tift Regional Medical Center.
Funeral Services will be 11:00 am Thursday October 18, 2018 at Northside Baptist Church with Dr. Fred Evers officiating. Family will receive friends from 10:00 am to service time at the church.
Shirley was born April 25, 1950 in Irwin County Georgia to the late Cecil L. and Margie Kitchens Hendley. She retired from Division of Family and Children Service after 35 years of service. She was active in the life of her son and continued that role with her grandchildren, enjoyed traveling and the beach was one of her favorite destinations. She was a devoted Christian, serving at Northside Baptist for forty years.
Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Larry E. Hankins, one son, Philip (Becky) Hankins, two grandchildren, Mallory and Macy Hankins all of Tifton one sister Wanda Sue (Wesley) Walker of Ocilla, one sister in law, Marybeth Peterson of Fitzgerald and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents Shirley was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth Hendley and Leon Hendley.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Northside Baptist Church Building Fund, (4605 Murray Ave. Tifton, Ga. 31794)