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Shirley Deaton
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Obituary for Shirley Deaton

Shirley Belle Johnson Deaton, 83, of Berea died Friday, July 13, 2018 at Baptist Health Lexington. She was a life-long resident of Madison County born September 27, 1934, daughter of the late Ray and Tommye Hudson Johnson, retired postmaster of the Big Hill Post Office and member of Pilot Knob Baptist Church. Shirley was an accomplished seamstress, outstanding gardener, flower gardener, and very dedicated to her church where she served as Sunday School teacher and member of WMU (Woman’s Missionary Union) .

Survivors include 3 children, Steve Deaton (Kaye), Renee Deaton, Regayle Deaton; grandson, Robert Deaton; sisters, Jean Gilliam (Delbert), Marilyn Brackett; sister-in-law, Emma Johnson; as well as a host of relatives, friends, and church family.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Emerson Deaton; son, Gary Deaton; and brother, Russell Johnson.

Funeral Service 11:00 AM, Monday, July 16, 2018 at Pilot Knob Baptist Church with Bro. Randy Calico officiating. Burial will follow in the Deaton Cemetery. Visitation 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Sunday at the church. Ladies Adult Sunday School Class will be Honorary Pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may take the form of contributions to the Pilot Knob Baptist Church Building Fund.

Reppert Funeral Home and Cremation Service entrusted with arrangements.

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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Pilot Knob Baptist Church

8091 Battlefield Mem. Hwy.
Berea, KY 40403

Funeral Service




11:00 AM
Pilot Knob Baptist Church

8091 Battlefield Mem. Hwy.
Berea, KY 40403

Cemetery Details


Deaton Cemetery

856 Red Lick Road
Berea, KY 40403

Memorial Contribution

Pilot Knob Baptist Church

8091 Battlefield Mem. Hwy.
Berea, KY 40403

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