Catherine Shirley Middleton went home to be with the Lord on 12/19/22. She was 88 years old. The family will receive friends and family for visitation on Thursday, December 22nd, 2022, from 9:30 am until the hour of service at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church of Terry. She will be laid to rest at Terry Cemetery in Terry, Mississippi.
Catherine was born on October 9th, 1934 in Kentwood , Louisiana to Jesse Harmon and Nora Dunnam Shirley. She was 1 of 9 children. Her proudest accomplishment was being a Registered Nurse. She graduated from the Gilfoy School of Nursing in 1957. She retired from nursing in 1996 and spent many years of her nursing career teaching the Surgical Technician program at Hinds Community College. She finished her nursing career in the Operating Room at University of Mississippi Medical Center.
In addition to her parents, Catherine was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Johnnie Baxter Middleton, and her siblings Elsie Vest (Hollis), Inez Stephens, Vernon Shirley (Alice), James Shirley (Mary), Vernice Cook (Jimmy), Harmon Shirley, and Bonnie Jean Shirley.
She is survived by her children Cathy Pitts, Caren Prince (Billy), Cindi Schoenfeldt (Ron) and Johnny Middleton Jr; Grandchildren Cory Spooner, Brett Prince, Katy Richards (Adam), Mallory McCraw (Thomas), Nathan Schoenfeldt (Jessica), Major Brandon Schoenfeldt (Elise), Austin Schoenfeldt, Maddox Middleton, and nine great-grandchildren. She is survived by one sibling, Delores Bennett and sister-in-laws Virginia Shirley, and Martha Harenza (Richard). In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Terry First Baptist Church.