Shirley Charlene Gilyard
Shirley Charlene Gilyard
March 8, 1948 - March 12, 2020


Shirley Charlene Gilyard, 72, of Palatka, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Putnam Community Medical Center following an extended illness.

Shirley was born in Haysi, Virginia and had lived in Palatka 67 years coming from Haysi. She had worked as a beautician at Doris’ Beauty Salon, Golden Scissors, and Ralph’s Beauty Salon. She loved the beach and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and cooking. She was a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Kelsey and Carley Willis; a daughter, Teresa Marie Cannon; two brothers, Fran Willis and Ralph Willis; and two sisters, Irene Lee and Sue Anderson.

Surviving are her husband of 25 years, Billy Gilyard of Palatka; two sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy and Linda Cannon of Palatka and Mitchell and Wendy Cannon of Bostwick; two daughters, Toni Cannon (Christina Futch) of Palatka and Alisha Cannon of Ormond Beach; a brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Shirlene Willis of Interlachen; two sisters and brother-in-law, Jean and Leo Green of Palatka and Cathy Coleman of Hollister; 13 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Messages of encouragement or sympathy may be expressed in her online guestbook at

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.

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