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Shirley Webb Jakway

of Little Rock, AR, 1933 - 2019

Shirley Webb Jakway, 86, died peacefully on October 11, 2019 in the care of Arkansas Hospice after a valiant battle against cancer. She was born August 23, 1933 to A.J. and Mildred Webb in Memphis, Tennessee. Shirley spent most of her adult life in New Orleans, where she met and married Robert Jakway. Shirley worked in the office of the District Superintendent of the United Methodist Church in New Orleans and was active at St. Luke's United Methodist Church where she served many terms as president of the UMW. In 2005 after Hurricane Katrina left their home under water, the Jakways moved to Little Rock where they joined Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church, Shirley taught Sunday school there.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Robert and her sister, Nancy Guthrie of Fort Myers Beach, Florida. She is survived by her children, Allen Jakway (Thurid) of Germany, Julie Taylor (Butch) of Holland, Michigan; grandchildren, Asta and Kenneth Jakway, Andrew Taylor (Danielle) of Baton Rouge, La.; great-grandchildren, Amalie and Liam Taylor, brother, Roger Webb (Dale) of Little Rock.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Arkansas Hospice, clergy and lay members of Shirley's church, and her many friends at Good Shepard for their loving care and support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Quapaw Quarter Methodist Church. A future memorial service will be announced. Arrangements are by Ruebel Funeral Home. Please sign the online condolence book at

Published October 15, 2019

Ruebel Funeral Home
6313 West Markham Street, Little Rock, AR
Phone: 501-666-0123