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Shirley Jean Maness Tolbert March 15, 1941 - December 3, 2021

Born: Saturday Mar 15, 1941

Died: Friday Dec 3, 2021

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Shirley Jean Maness Tolbert, 80, passed away Friday, December 3, 2021 at the Annie Penn Hospital in Reidsville, NC. 

A funeral service will be held Monday, December 6th at 2:00pm in the Fair Funeral Home Chapel.  The family will hold a visitation one hour prior to the service.  Burial will follow at the Ridgeview Memorial Gardens in Eden. 

Mrs. Tolbert was born March 15, 1941 in Rockingham Co. to the late John D. Maness and Mildred Gauldin Maness. Shirley worked for 30 years at Miller Brewing as a Packer.  She is a former member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church.  Shirley loved shopping but most of all loved her family and grandchildren. 

She is survived by her husband, Anthony Grey Tolbert; daughter, Angel Tolbert Smalls (Jeffery); grandchildren, Kayla (Nathan) Steele of Danville, Judson (Kasey) Steele of Walnut Cove; great-grand-child, Marley Steele of Danville, VA; nephews Dwayne Maness and Marty Maness, and special friend Agnes Hensley. 

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Dearest Angel and Toni may god bless you during this difficult time. My love and memories of my loving aunt Shirley will dwell in my heart forever. In Gods love TRACY MOYERS
Tracy Moyers
I remember Shirley well. I worked with her at Miller. She had a great personality and she was a pleasure to work with!
Cindy Walker
Rest In Peace Shirley.  Enjoyed working with you and hearing Happy Birthday Shirley over the paging system every night on 3rd shift.  
Kay Gammon
My condolences to the Tolbert family. Shirley was one of the nicest people that I've ever known. I was her and Tony's neighbor for several years.
Chris Morris
My sincere condolences to the family. I went to school with Shirley. She was a very sweet and caring friend throughout those years, from grade school to high school. God bless!
Frances Hairfield Crowder
Frances Crowder
She was the Sweetest Lady. Always enjoyed talking to her. She will be missed. May God bless and give you comfort and peace in this time of great sorrow. 
Tinka N Spencer
Angel, I am so very sorry for the loss of your Mother.  She is now an Angel watching over you.  Never forget that you are Loved.
Wendy Galvan
You will be greatly high
Michelle lawson
Shirley was always happy and fun to be around. I enjoyed talking to her over the years at work. She had a very sweet and caring spirit.  So sorry for your loss ! Godspeed Shirley !
Jack French
May God wrap his arms around you all and give you comfort in this difficult time. Worked with Shirley at Miller. Such a sweet and funny lady. Rest in Peace my friend.
Deborah Rakes
Mr. Tolbert and Angel, never got the pleasure of meeting y'all, but knew a lot about you cause Shirley talked about y'all all the time. She loved y'all and I loved that woman. She was my buddy and I miss her. I had a many of good times with her being her mechanic for years on 3rd shift. Fly high my FRIEND, til we meet again, Kevin 
Kevin Chattin
Praying for the family and friends Shirley was always good to me when we seen each other outand about. 
Frank Saunders

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