Funeral services held for Dr. Aaron Shirley - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Funeral services held for Dr. Aaron Shirley

Dr. Aaron Shirley Dr. Aaron Shirley
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -

Funeral services were held Saturday for medical pioneer, Dr. Aaron Shirley. He passed away November 26th at the age of 81.

The service was held at the Jackson Medical Mall, which Dr. Shirley founded. 

The family requested no media coverage inside. Dr. Shirley was the first African American resident at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1965.

The pediatrician helped open doors for other African-Americans in the medical field. 

Dr. Shirley leaves behind his wife Dr. Ollye Brown Shirley, four children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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