Mrs. Shirley Patterson Lankford

August 11, 1938 – December 31, 2021

Mrs. Shirley Jean Lankford, age 83, of Fort Payne, Alabama, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2021 at her home that she and her beloved husband, Herschel Lankford, built from the ground up.

She is survived by:

Children: Jeff Lankford (Sherrie) & Steve Lankford (Susan)

Grandchildren: Josh Lankford (Emily), Jordan Lankford, & Jesi Glass (Keaton)

Great-Grandchildren: Grayden Lankford, Graham Lankford, Harlan Grace Lankford, & Baby Glass

Preceded in death by:

Husband: Herschel Lankford

Parents: Curtis & Vivian Winkles

Pallbearers: Josh Lankford, Jordan Lankford, Keaton Glass, Terry Casey, Austin Davis, Colin Casey

The family is accepting flowers or donations to St. Paul United Methodist Church (303 9th St. NW Fort Payne, AL 35967).


Date of Visitation: Thursday, January 6, 2022

Visitation Location: Burt Chapel-Fort Payne

Visitation Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM


Date of Funeral: Thursday, January 6, 2022

Funeral Location: Burt Chapel-Fort Payne

Funeral Time: 1:00 PM

Officiating: Rev. Darrell Morgan


Date of Burial: Thursday, January 6, 2022
Burial Location: Glenwood Cemetery

Share your condolences:


10 entries.
Judy Lankford from Orlando wrote on January 11, 2022 at 5:27 pm
I sure do love Shirley and we will greatly her sweet smile, sunny disposition, family talks. Good food, and lasting personality. Know Hershel is happy she is up There with him! Prayers for all of y’all!
Yvonne Mason from Fort Payne wrote on January 6, 2022 at 3:52 pm
My heart is saddened of the passing of my dear friend, Shirley! I know she is rejoicing in Heaven with her beloved husband. They both were the best neighbors and friends to me that one could ever hope to have. I will miss them both greatly! Prayers for Jeff, Steven, and all the family! God grant you His peace and comfort! Yvonne Mason
Margaret Thacker from Fort Payne wrote on January 5, 2022 at 8:57 pm
We are so sorry for the family and their grief, but we are so happy for Shirley. She told Ed a year or two ago that nothing meant anything to her, not the house that she and Herschel built, nothing tangible, except her family.
We are happy that she and her love, Herschel are together again.
Connie Killian from Monroe wrote on January 5, 2022 at 2:45 pm
I am so sorry for your loss. Shirley was a dear friend to me and my Mother. I know she is with Herschel and at peace. My thoughts are with all the family.
Barbara Harper Strange from Lakeview wrote on January 4, 2022 at 1:50 pm
Shirley and my Mom, Maune Harper loved each other. Precious lady, sad with you all. Praying you feel God’s comfort and peace now and in days ahead. Love to you all.
Joe Holloway from Ft. Payne wrote on January 4, 2022 at 3:53 am
Jeff and Steve, so sorry to hear about your mom, prayers are with you and your family
Michael Miller from Fort Payne wrote on January 3, 2022 at 4:35 pm
Mrs Lankford was a friend and co-worker of my mother (Di Miller) for many years. Sorry to hear that she's passed away. Trust that the Lord will comfort and guide you all through this time.
Sonda and Gary Kurts from Fort Payne wrote on January 3, 2022 at 1:52 pm
So sorry for your loss. Our thought s are with you all.
Brook Allen from Augusta, GA wrote on January 3, 2022 at 1:14 pm
Mrs Shirley Lankford was one of the great “mom’s” of Fort Payne! Always motherly and loving to all of Jeff’s and Steve’s friends! Precious memories all will have of Mrs Lankford! Prayers of comfort and love to her family! Brook Allen
Dwight Willis from Mobile Alabama wrote on January 2, 2022 at 11:54 pm
I'm sorry for your loss .

Dwight Willis

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