Shirley Dingler Hixon, age 73, of Norcross, GA went to be with her Lord on Sunday, January 17, 2016. She is finally home. Let the celebration begin. Shirley was a graduate of Stone Mountain High School and later became a supervisor for Gwinnett County Public Schools Transportation, retiring after 22 years of service. She was a member of the old River of Life Church in Lilburn, then switched to Victory World Church in Buford (formerly Destiny Church). Shirley is also known for the Prayer & Praise Hour Prison Ministry with her husband, George. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, George Norwood Hixon; father, George Holland Dingler; mother, Myrtle Jackson Dingler; and brother, George Marion Dingler. She is survived by her daughter, Marsha Hixon Stanford & husband, Gene; and granddaughter, Ashton Brooke Stanford. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with interment following at Gwinnett Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 pm, Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. To Ms. Shirley’s family……..I am praying for the family. I know this is a very sad time for all of you. I drove a bus for Gwinnett County for many years and Ms. Shirley was my supervisor. She will be missed.

  2. Marsha and family so very sorry for the loss of my sweet friend of many years . Shirley and I shared a lot of days together in Transportation and had lot of laughs together .
    She is home with George and together they are celebrating with the Lord . Both did an amazing job with their work in the prison ministry, she shared their love for this ministry and the time they gave of themselves . My prayers to your family during the difficult days ahead , I know there will be a great void in your life , She loved her family and I am glad to call her a sweet friend that will be missed .

  3. To Shirley’s family, I am so sorry for your loss. Shirley was a co-worker and friend at GCPS Transportation.

  4. Shirley was one of my favorite supervisors in Norcross. She did speak about the Ministry that her and her Husband worked and loved very much. I am sorry to say I was not aware of her illness and spoke about her the other day wondering what ever happened to her and the Family. And I am sorry for your loss she is now in Heaven with her Husband still working for the Lord. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you lay your Mom to rest. With God’s love and support he will be with all of you. We will see her again that is a promise I hold dear to my heart.

  5. Marsha as you know our family’s go way back. I always thought so much of your mom and dad as well. My heart goes out to you Brook and Gene at this time. God bless you .

  6. I’m so sorry for your loss. Marsha we haven’t seen each other since we were kids but I have never forgotten you. I pray for you and your family in this difficult time.

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