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God’s Biography of First Lady Sis. Shirley Denson (Sis. D)

Being the best “Woman of God” she could be, you would always find First Lady Shirley Denson loving her husband, children, grandchildren, and the body of Christ.

“Sis. D”, as she was affectionately known, worked in the Church since childhood.  She served as choir member, Choir President, Sunday school teacher, and certified Christian counselor. 

Additionally, she headed Macedonia Ministries “Women’s Ministry”, the “Drama Ministry”, served on the Ministerial Licensing Board, and accepted speaking engagements as time would permit. First Lady Denson was licensed to preach the gospel on June 1, 1986.  She was ordained July 13, 2003.

First Lady Denson was born Shirley Faye Jones on March 22, 1949, in Hugo Oklahoma, to parents Goins and Annie Jones.  She was the youngest of 12 children.  At a very young age, the family moved to Edwardsville Kansas.  First Lady Denson graduated from Bonner Springs High School in 1967.  She attended two semesters of Junior college, and after a six-month courtship, she married her “Soldier Boy”, Tommy Denson on October 12, 1968, five months before he left for Vietnam. 

​If raising two boys of her own wasn’t enough to keep her busy, First Lady Denson opened her home to several teens over the years, and took in a newborn baby girl, who she considered her child. 

Through the years, First Lady Denson found time to work as a “Welder” for General Motors, attended and graduated from “Firefighting school, worked as a “Jailer” for Denton County, served as “Community Service Officer” for the Lewisville Police Department, and worked “Security/Loss Prevention” for Fina Oil and Chemical, Double Tree and Marriott hotels.

Our beloved First Lady Shirley Faye Denson made her heavenly transition on June 9, 2021.

It was often said that when it came to “Sis. D”, what you saw was what you got.  She was a very “Easy” person to “Love”. Her memory lives on for us to cherish and is a shining example of how to love each other as the true body of Christ!