Marion Jean Shoulders

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Marion Jean Shoulders passed away peacefully at The Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Ashland, OH.

Jean was born on April 10, 1936 in Canton, Ohio. She attended Mansfield City Schools and graduated from Mansfield Senior High School.

Jean was the first African American cashier worker in Mansfield. She was employed by T&A Saveway, Fisher Fazio’s, Harman Electric Company and the Mansfield Public Library over years.

Jean also appeared in the Mansfield Holiday parade on the Saveway float.

She loved traveling, bowling, reading, doing crossword puzzles, baking and making her delicious macaroni and cheese.

Most importantly she was a role model for her two sons.

Jean is survived by her two sons, Tony (Liz) Shoulders, Sr., Lorain, Ohio and Dana (Kay) Shoulders, Mansfield, Ohio; sisters, Barbara Coleman, Mansfield, Ohio and Rita Shoulders, Holly Hill, Florida; grandchildren, Tony Shoulders Jr., Memphis, TN, China Shoulders and Dana Shoulders Jr both of Mansfield, Ohio; five great grandchildren, special niece, Veronica Beard, Detroit, Michigan and a host of nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents Everett and Gatha Shoulders; sisters, Judy Shoulders, Linda Shoulders and Dorothy Elder; brothers Everett Shoulders Jr., George Shoulders, Richard “Wiggs” Shoulders, Oscar Shoulders, Charles “Moody” Shoulders, Clarence “Coke” Shoulders and James “Nip” Shoulders.

Visitation 12:00 noon and Funeral 1:00pm Saturday March 5, 2022 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE MANSFIELD 753 McPherson St. (formerly Williams Funeral Services). Interment 10:00am Monday at Mansfield Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made in the name of Marion Shoulders to The Mansfield Public Library or Alzheimer’s Association.


Condolence Messages

  1. Carolyn Parker

    Condolences to the Shoulders Family in this time of grief. Sending prayers for as you go through this time of sorrow.

  2. Debbie S Jefferson

    Rest in paradise

  3. Betty Palmer-Harris

    Heartfelt sympathy to the Shoulders family in the loss of Your love one. Jean was a beautiful person inside and outside. RIP

  4. Sending prayers to the Shoulders family during this time of grief. Jean was a beautiful person she will be missed.

  5. Rick & Penny Luckie

    Our sincere condolences to the Shoulders Family.

  6. We are extending our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the entire Shoulders family. Jean was a beautiful spirit, always with a warm inviting smile. We will keep you all in our prayers.

    Rosie Jean and Elaine

  7. My heartfelt condolences to the family

  8. Angela Hawthorne Mosier

    My deepest sympathy to the Shoulders family.

  9. So sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet person. My thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time

  10. May your faith comfort you, and may the Lord wrap you in His love. We the Lindsay and Butler families are praying your strength during this time of bereavement. May God bring you all peace.
    Rita we are praying for you we know how much love you had for Ms Jean. I know you will truly miss her. Love you Rita

  11. Michael and Charlynn English

    My Condolences to The shoulders family God bless the family she was a beautiful person inside and out May she rest in peace

  12. Charles and Patti (Cash) Ray

    Our Prayers are with the Family.

  13. Monica K. Harris & Family

    My sympathy and condolences to the entire family. You will remain in our prayers.

  14. To the family of Marion “Jean” Shoulders. God be with you always.

  15. Dorothy Lindsay

    Praying God’s Peace That Passes Human
    Understanding For The Family
    Forrest and Dorothy Lindsay

  16. Don and Kathy Yockey

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you. May the Lord grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  17. Mary Alice Williams

    My love and prayers go to you my extended family. God will take care of you. Jean’s smile will be remembered by all of us who knew her. May God’s peace be with each of you.

  18. Willa Young Moore

    My condolences to Tony and his family.

  19. I worked with Jean at the library for many years. There was no nicer person than she was. My deepest condolences to her family and loved ones.

  20. Sending heartfelt sympathy your way. Rita we are so saddened to hear of the passing of your sister Jean. May God strengthen you family today and always. The Lindsay and Butler families .

  21. Barbara Simms

    My Condolences to the Family,
    Prayer & Love
    Barbara Simms

  22. My prayers goes to the family. Jean you are with god now rip.

  23. Brenda K Simmons

    I’m sorry for your loss, I have found comfort from God’s Word. He promises us a time with no more death at Rev. 21:4. Please visit for more comforting information. Love you

    Brenda K Simmons

  24. Jean was always so kind to me whenever the Deacons of Mt.Calvary would serve communion in her home. What a sweet and caring lady. May the Lord give comfort and peace to this great family in Jesus name. Rev Bessick & Family

  25. Patricia and Joseph Johnson

    We are sorry for your loss. We pray for your comfort and peace at this time.
    Jean was so friendly, she was a great cashier and pleasant.

  26. Mary McDonald & Family

    Wishing the Jean Shoulder’s family peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Her smile and genuine love for people will be truly missed.

  27. Michelle Badger

    I worked with Jeanie at Fazio’s for nine years. We were good friends. She was such a nice and sweet lady. We met for lunch a few years ago and it was just like old times. My sincere condolences to the family.

    Sending prayers for the family. With love, Michelle Herrick Badger.

  28. Patricia Harris Pride

    Dana and the Shoulders family you are in our prayers.

  29. Larry kennedy

    The best to you brothers and your families. Newman school had some wonderful students

  30. Robyn And Skip Cline

    Sincere condolences to the Shoulder’s family. We are sending love and prayers during this difficult time.

  31. Terry and Kay Chambry

    Prayers for the family and we will always cherish the memories of MS. JEAN SHOULDERS. ❤

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