Shirley Ann Herndon


Shirley Ann Herndon, age 74, of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, March 30.  The memorial service will be held at 4:00pm, Friday, April 2, 2021 in the chapel of Lawson Funeral Home.

Shirley was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, on Saturday, November 30, 1946. She graduated high school in Shreveport, continued her education throughout her life, and enjoyed success as a banker, realtor, and homemaker.

Shirley enjoyed many hobbies – from golf to bridge, from world-travel to reading – and her passion was spending time with her family. She had a great sense of humor and a wonderfully bold laugh. She was always positive, curious, and fearless.

Shirley is survived by daughter Leah Nelson (Bill), sons Lance Herndon, Bryant Herndon (Traci), and Wyatt Herndon (Dana); brother John Tompkins; sister Janice Campbell (Sunny); grandchildren Alex and Elena Nelson, Lane and Stone Herndon, Samuel, Savannah, and Shelton Herndon; and Winter, Wyatt, and Riley Herndon; and many beloved nieces, nephews, other family, and extended-family members.

She is preceded in death by her father and mother, John and Elaine (Dupree) Tompkins; her husband, Will Herndon; her father and mother-in-law Julian and Maude (Dampier) Herndon; her brother-in-law Ward Herndon; and her sister-in-law Fran Herndon.

Lawson Funeral Home in Charge of Arrangements located at 4532 Highway 53 | Hoschton Georgia 30548 | 706-654-0966 | Please visit us at to leave online condolences for the family.

1 thought on “Shirley Ann Herndon”

  1. I send you on your journey, Shirley! I have missed your laugh for many years before this final goodbye. I share in the sadness to have you go. I know how much better it is where you have gone.

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