Joan Mathis Shirley SUMTER - Joan Mathis Shirley, 85, of Sumter, went to be with her Savior on Thursday, October 13, 2016. She was born February 14, 1931, and was a daughter of the late Heyward and Eva Mathis. Mrs. Shirley is survived by her son, John (Charlene) Shirley, and daughter, Joni Morgan; grandson, Richard Morgan and granddaughter, Miranda Shirley; brothers, Gerald Mathis, Frank Mathis and Nick Mathis and was also blessed to have numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Gill, and brothers, Johnny Mathis and Jimmy Mathis. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at Gateway Baptist Church in Ballentine in the chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Skin Cancer Foundation at skincancer.org or a charity of one's choice. Please sign the online guest book at http://www.moseleyfuneralservice.com/ .
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