Shirley Jean Tuten, 73, of Waycross, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020, at her residence.

Born in Bristol August 1, 1946, she had lived in St. Augustine, FL for several years before moving to Waycross in 2008. She was a homemaker and was a member of Pine Valley Baptist Church. She loved to cook and dearly loved her family.

She was a daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Myrtle Ophelia Griffin Tuten. She was also preceded in death by her son, Greg Phillips; two sisters, Nela Winn and Sue Nell McDonald and all three of her brothers, Luther Tuten, Benjamin Tuten and Loran Tuten.

Survivors include two sisters, Elise Geeslin, Greenwood, MS and Cheryl (Holly) Kelly of St. Augustine; three grandchildren, Cheyenne Phillips, Daulton Phillips and Robyn (Greg) Rowell; two great-grandchildren, Cassie Rowell and Jaxon Rowell and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

TheĀ  family will have a memorial service at a later time.

Memorialization will be by cremation.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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