Shirley Lee Montgomery St. Clair Jones went home to be with her Lord and Savior on February 11, 2022, at age 86. She was born on December 29, 1935. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Lera Montgomery, brother "Junior" Montgomery, sisters Frankie Moncrief and Girlie May Montgomery, brother-in-law "Junior" Hammed and, her first husband of 40 years and father of her daughters, "Hambone" St. Clair, and her second husband of 13 years, Carson Jones. She retired from Roanoke County Schools, with 22 years of service. To cherish her memory, she leaves behind three daughters: Sabrina (Tom) Hubert, Vickie Irby, and Sherrie (Cecil) Snead. Also left behind are grandchildren Brent (Katie) Hubert, Brian (Jocelyn) Hubert, Brittany (Brian) Clarke, Chase Irby, Skyler (Tyler) Henderson, Savannah Amos, step-grandchildren Macy and Bailey Snead, and great-grandchildren Ryan, Aubrey, Rose and Cameron Hubert, and Saylor Henderson. She is also survived by sisters "Susie" Hammed, Peggy (Pat) Wilson, Hazel Ellis, sister-in-law Doris Montgomery, brother-in-law Gene Moncrief, and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins, as well as very special friends Elmer Atkins and Ann Akers.
Shirley was known for her classic, radiant beauty and impeccable style. She was the middle child of a bevy of beauties known around Ferrum as the Montgomery sisters. Shirley was a grand hostess of large family gatherings where her legendary cooking skills took center stage. Her children, grandchildren and family treasure the memories of these get togethers. Shirley was a giving mother who enjoyed sewing fashionable clothes for her three daughters (and their Barbies), as well as altering their uniforms for school activities. She had a great head for business which served her well in her career at William Byrd Middle School and in her personal life. Shirley was a dedicated Christian ready for the journey home. She will be dearly missed by the many people she touched with her kind heart.
The family will have a public visitation on Friday, February 18, 2022, from 3 - 5:00 pm at Conner-Bowman Funeral Home. Due to the COVID Pandemic, the majority of the family will not be present at visitation but respectfully asks that you wear your masks. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided. A private family viewing, service and interment will occur at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, you may consider donating in her remembrance to the Good Samaritan Hospice, 2408 Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018, or a charity of your choosing.
Arrangements by Conner-Bowman Funeral Home, 62 VA Market Place Drive (Route 220 @ Wirtz Road), Rocky Mount, VA 24151. www.connerbowman.com