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Shirley Ezell White

Shirley Ezell White, 70, of Bainbridge, Ga., passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020.

Due to the ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, a private memorial service will be held Saturday, July 25, 2020 with Pastor Ryan Carnes officiating.  Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Shirley Ann Ezell was born on May 16, 1950 in Bainbridge, the daughter of Clyde Ezell and Alma Kennedy Ezell.  She was of Baptist faith and has called Bainbridge her home her entire life.  Shirley was never known to be lethargic.  In fact, she was always on the go and described by many as a fireball.  Shirley was all about her family.  She was the glue that held everyone together and was the first one in line to protect her loved ones like a mama bear to her cubs.  Shirley could make the most amazing meals and always wanted everyone over to indulge themselves in her fine cooking. She loved to color beautiful pictures, put together huge puzzles, and had one of the meanest poker faces around.

Survivors include her daughters, Donna Avery and her husband, Tommy, and Christy Adams and her husband, Scott, all of Bainbridge; her brother, Lewis Ezell; her grandchildren, Ashlie & Devin, Josh & Malori, Chris & Emily, Garrett & Caylee, Morgan & Curtis, and Kendall; and her great-grandchildren, Sydni, Finley, Samuel, Haylin, Brodie, Briggs, Forrest, and Ellington.  In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy White; and her siblings, Donald Ezell and Shelby Powers.