Mrs. Shirley Long Sollie

Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Long Sollie will begin at 6:00 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2019 at Highland Baptist Church with Dr. Carl White officiating. Private family burial services will follow on Saturday. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.

Mrs. Shirley, 68, of Meridian, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Shirley was an active and longtime member of Highland Baptist Church. In earlier years, she was a member of First Baptist Church of Marion. She passionately sang her praises to the Lord in the choirs of both congregations. She was a registered nurse for 37 years. During those years, she was the clinical nurse for Dr. Richard Vise as well as a NICU nurse at Anderson’s and Rush Hospitals. Later, she owned Twinkles Children’s Store for 11 years and was a talented designer and seamstress. Mrs. Shirley made many specialty heirlooms for friends and family across the country. She was an advocate for the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA) and was also an organ donor at her death.

Mrs. Sollie is survived by her husband of 47 years, Dennis Sollie; children, Stephanie Null (Robby), Dana Casey (Chad), and Emmie Franklin (Jason); grandchildren, Millery and Abby Null, Tyler and Kale Casey, Cooper, Ella and Charlee Ann Franklin; sister, Georgia “Gigi” Held (Steve), as well as a host of friends and extended family members.

Mrs. Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, George and Sara Margaret Long and an infant sister.

Pallbearers will be Robby Null, Chad Casey, Jason Franklin, Steve Held, Everett Sollie, and Ben Ingallina.

The family requests memorials be made to the Choir or Children’s Ministries at Highland Baptist Church.

The family would like to express special thanks to the UAB Transplant Team for their exceptional care as well as all nurses, doctors, and medical staff involved in her care in Meridian and Birmingham.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

The Sollie family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until service time at Highland Baptist Church of Meridian.

Robert Barham Family Funeral Home
6300 Hwy 39 North
Meridian, MS 39305