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Shirley Grant Mitchell

November 15, 1963 — January 9, 2019

                                                                                    Life and Legacy

Shirley Denise Grant Mitchell was born to Isiah Grant and Idella Furlow Grant on November 15, 1963 in Camden, AR.

Shirley departed her earthly home for her heavenly home on January 9, 2019.  Shirley was a member of Loann COGIC until her sudden passing.

Shirley received her education in Smackover, Arkansas. Shirley was a proud 1981 graduate of Smackover High School where she was active in different clubs and ran track.  After graduating from high school in May 1981 she attended Henderson State University.

Shirley was a loyal employee of Aerojet for 19 years until her passing on January 9, 2019.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Isiah Grant and Idella Furlow Grant and a brother, Joe Willie Furlow.

She leaves to cherish her memory three daughters, Tracy Grant of Little Rock, Ashley Johnson and Oleshia Grant both of Hampton, AR; one son, Courtney Grant of Camden, AR; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Barbara White (Robert) of El Dorado, AR, Ruby Sublett of Kansas City, Missouri, Ruby Nell Wilson of Oakland, California; three brothers, Eddie Grant (Jeanette) of Glenn Heights, TX, Raymond Grant (Mahalia) Detroit, MI, and Odell Grant (Laretta) of Grandview, Missouri, as well as, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 17, 2018 12-6pm at Sims Mortuary. Funeral Service Friday, January 18, 2019 at 11:00am at Morning Star Baptist Church #2 under the direction of Sims Mortuary. Sign the guestbook online at

Pallbearers will be Hugh Fogle, Russell Creer, Terrence Moore, Keith Hawthorne, Michael Sims, Rico Johnson, Robert Baker, Nick Cunningham and Deundra Hall

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Shirley Grant Mitchell, please visit our flower store.

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Public Visitation

Thursday, January 17, 2019

1:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Celebration of Life

Friday, January 18, 2019

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Morning Star Baptist Church #2

2506 N College Ave
El Dorado, AR 71730

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