Shirley Jean Birchfield Grooms

Apr 25, 2013

Loving Wife, Mother, Nannie

WAYNESVILLE — Mrs. Shirley Jean Birchfield Grooms, 69, of Waynesville, passed away April 24, 2013, at Maggie Valley Nursing and Rehab. She was born in Haywood County to the late Frank and Effie Reece Birchfield. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Birchfield Jr; and a cousin and lifelong friend, Louise Christopher.Shirley was a member of Pleasant Balsam Baptist Church and worked in the food industry most of her life.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband, James Ray Grooms, of Waynesville; son, David, and his wife, Karla Grooms, of Waynesville; daughter, Donna Grooms, of Lake Junaluska; brother, Wayne, and his wife, Sharon Birchfield, of Waynesville; sister, Ruby Moody, of Waynesville; six grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday April 30, at Garrett Hillcrest Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Pleasant Balsam Baptist Church.

Garrett Funerals and Cremations is assisting the family. Visit