Mrs. Shanks was born in Washington County and the daughter of the late Fred Burnie & Ola Pearl White Southerland. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Luther Shanks.
She was a member of Bowmantown Baptist Church.
Mrs. Shanks loved to garden, cook and do crafts.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law Larry & Linda Shanks; daughter and son-in-law, Jill & David Jones; grandchildren, Tonya Flores and husband Jason, Lisa Wilcox, April Wilder and husband Matt, Andrew Jones and wife Johnna, great-grandchildren, Tyler Wilcox, Sadie Wilcox, Marisa Flores, Jack Flores and Damien Wilder; brother, Fred Southerland; sisters-in-law, Eva Southerland and Nola Broyles; and several nephews and nieces.
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to caregiver at home, Sandy Rogers, Governor’s Bend Assist Living and Four Oaks Healthcare Center for their wonderful care.
Funeral services will be conducted 8:00 pm Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Josh Grizzle officiating. The family will receiver friends from 6:00-8:00 Saturday prior to the service.
Interment services will be conducted 2:00 pm Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Fairview Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Larry Shanks, David Jones, Andrew Jones, Tyler Wilcox, Matt Wilder, Mike Southerland and Tony Southerland. Honorary pallbearers will be Damien Wilder, Sadie Wilcox, Jack Flores and Marisa Flores.
Condolences may be sent to the Shanks family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, 753-3821