Mrs. Shirley Jean Whitmire, 77

Mrs. Shirley Jean Whitmire. 77, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 19, 2020 in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Memorial Park Funeral Home on Monday, from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Anyone in the family who wishes to speak at the service may do so.

 Born on February 18, 1943 in Gainesville, she was the daughter of the late Grady and Minnie Summers Howard. She was retired and of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Whitmire is preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Clay Whitmire.

Mrs. Whitmire is survived by her sons and daughters in law, Lowell and Lori Whitmire of Flowery Branch, Norman and Rebekah Whitmire of Senoia, GA, Chad Whitmire of Gainesville; Matthew and Sara Whitmire of Buckhead; 11 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; brother and sister in law, Robert and Dixie Howard of Gainesville and a number of other relatives.

Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA  30504 is in charge of arrangements.

Send online condolences to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com

 

Condolences 18
Larry & Judy Edwards 2020-10-17 15:02:10
So sorry about Shirley, family. I know that there are no words of comfort that we may offer, so we offer to you our prayers, and Thank You for your families services while you were at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.
Janice Farmer 2020-10-17 17:54:34
Lowell, Lori, Taylor, Hanna and Charlie, We are so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you all in this very difficult time. We love you! Mark, Janice, Brayson and Cole Farmer
Jenny and Doug Adams 2020-10-17 19:07:10
So sorry to learn of Shirley’s passing. She and I really had some good memories of shopping trips when Wallace was our pastor at Mt Vernon church. She is at home now in the present of her lord and love ones. Blessing to the children.
Phyllis Patterson 2020-10-17 20:04:09
Shirley is my best friend. I have a hard time dealing with this, we had some plans. We prayed together, laughter, had some wonderful times with her Chad and my mother as Aunt Shoo Shoo as my children and grandchildren called her. Sweet memories of this precious woman will always remain in my memory! I love you my precious friend! You’re where you wanted to be for awhile with those that have gone on! Rejoice!! Kiss mama for me! Gods Speed my precious one
Faye Dale 2020-10-18 10:44:36
So very sorry. Shirley was a very good friend to my sister, Joy Bray. They had lots of good times together. Since Joy has been losing her sight and can no longer drive they talked almost daily on the phone. She will surely be missed. Remembering your family in prayer and sending our heartfelt condolences. Love, Faye and Jack Dale
kenneth edge 2020-10-18 14:10:22
I KNOW NONE OF YOU KNOW ME. ME AND SHIRLEY ARE COUSINS. MY DAD GUY EDGE AND HER DAD GRADY WERE 1ST COUSINS. I JUST TALKED TO HER TWO SUNDAYS AGO. IM THE ONE WHO HAS BEEN TALKING TO HER ABOUT ALL HER OLD PICTURES. WE HAVE BEEN PLANNING TO GET TOGETHER FOR A LONG TIME. I HAVE ALWAYS ENJOYED TALKING TO HE AND I WILL MISS HER DEARLY. FROM THE EDGE BOYS. KENNETH,EDDIE, AND MITCHELL
Gyann Kent-Holt 2020-10-18 15:59:37
Dearest Family. I was so sad to learn of my dear, dear friend, Shirley’s passing. I want you folks to know that my heart is breaking but I will not be able to be there because I have been advised to avoid being in crowds due to my health conditions and the Corona virus threat. My heart is with you. I send my love to all as she was important to my life. Both of us prayed together at times.... and the prayers were powerful. May God bless each one of you as you say good-by.
Loy and Louise Saine 2020-10-18 16:38:28
So sorry for your loss remember when your dad and Shirley were at Siloam Church good people
Phyllis Patterson 2020-10-18 18:39:39
My precious Shirley: I miss you my Sister. We were friends for 30 years sisters forever. I know where you are. You’re happy. You will forever be loved. I love you my precious sister .
Beth Solesbee 2020-10-19 08:40:26
I'm so sorry for your loss; my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Jill Worley 2020-10-19 09:11:03
Chad so sorry for and your family’s loss...
Jj Atkinson 2020-10-19 09:32:31
Shirley will be missed. I only knew her a few years but those years were great. Her talks, her laughs, her amusing times of putting on her makeup. ( only a few know of this), either way, Heaven definitely gained an Angel. We miss you already Shirley. Keep dancing.
Dianne Howard Weaver 2020-10-19 12:10:28
My prayers are with the entire Whitmire and Howard family! Shirley was such a beautiful soul inside and out. She will be sorely missed! God bless you all!
Lovelle Halsey 2020-10-19 19:06:19
You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I’m so sorry for your loss. Shirley was kind and always had a story to tell that would make you smile! She had a given soul and good heart! Jeff, Maddie-Kate, Nate & Lovelle
Lovelle Halsey 2020-10-19 19:34:58
You all are in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss! Shirley always had a story to tell to brighten your day or May you smile. Shirley will be missed by many with her caring kind spirit and heart! Jeff, Maddie-Kate, Nate & Lovelle
Kristy Summer Cotone 2020-10-20 12:45:08
Cousin Shirley is a sweet soul and showed the Love of Jesus everyday. She is a bright light. We love her and miss her. She is in the arms of Jesus and has been reunited with family. Until we all get to heaven may the circle be unbroken
Doug and Brenda Hulsey 2020-10-20 21:57:01
Love, prayers and hugs to all of the family. So very sorry to learn of Shirley’s home going.
Sandra Lark Loggons 2020-10-21 20:52:56
Very Sorry. I love this Lady..
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