Doris Nell Herring Shackleford, 83
January 9, 1937 - April 29, 2020
TUPELO – Doris Nell Herring Shackleford, 83, met Jesus her Savior and rejoined her husband, Red, and other loved ones at 11:52 PM Wednesday, April 29, 2020 from the North Miss. Medical Center in Tupelo. Doris had been in declining health the last few years but her independent, dogged spirit and her spirit of generosity kept her going until about two months ago. Born in Saltillo on Jan. 9, 1937 to Issac Jackson and Eula Beatrice Cockrell Herring, she lived her entire life in Lee County where she was a much beloved citizen. A graduate of Saltillo High School and basketball standout, Doris married the love of her life, James “Red” Shackleford of Verona. Until his death on March 18, 2002, they were inseparable. Having no children, Doris would often take calls and ride with Red as he served over 40 years as Service Manager for Tombigbee Electric Power Association. She worked many years as a teller/clerk at Community Federal Savings and Loan in Tupelo. She enjoyed being a homemaker and had a love for children even though she and Red never had children of their own. Longtime faithful members of Priceville Baptist Church, Doris loved every aspect of Church especially the music ministry. She attended southern gospel singings and kept up with quartets throughout her life. She made countless thousands of dishes of food to be served to others at deaths and other significant occasions. Doris loved writing happy notes to others, attending funerals and her 1998 White Lincoln Town Car was among her trademarks. She was a fine Christian lady and loved her fellowship with family and friends.