Shirley Jean Sullivan, 85, of Dayton, TN, died on Thursday January 3, 2013 at Rhea Medical Center.
She was born November 29, 1927 in Saginaw, MI to the late Clarence and Violet (Ealy) Nettleton; and was also preceded in death by her husband, James Thomas Sullivan, Sr.; son, James Thomas Sullivan, Jr.; grandson, Nello Christopher Marconi; brothers, Floyd Nettleton, Donald Nettleton and George Nettleton; and sister, Betty Nibbilink.
Jean was raised in Saginaw and graduated from Grand Marais High School. A resident of Dayton Mountain since 1981, she was a bookkeeper, blueberry farmer and a homemaker. She attended Grace Bible Church in Dayton.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary (Nello) Marconi of Arlington, VA; daughter-in-law, Lyric Sullivan of Dayton Mountain; grandson, James Henry Sullivan of Dayton; granddaughters, Dawn (Pete) Ullman of Calhoun, GA, Alicia Marconi of Arlington, VA and Jennifer (Jamie) Gregor of Brandon, FL; great-grandson, Nathanael Ullman of Calhoun, GA; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Jean will be held Sunday, January 6 at 4:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Doug Russell officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral.
The family is being served by the Vanderwall Funeral Home in Dayton.