Shirley Frances Winters of Fresno, Calif., left her earthly bonds to be with the Lord Friday, Aug. 1, 2013.
She was born Nov. 27, 1931, in Roan Mountain, to Thomas Stevenson Winters and Etta Magnolia Harris.
She is preceded in death by her husband, McRay Caldwell; sons, Danny and Carmen; and daughter, Connie Cain.
Shirley is survived by her siblings, Margaret King and Gurney Winters of Elizabethton; her children, Louise Ashley of Roan Mountain, Sharon Caldwell and Debra Woodring of Fresno, Calif., Sue Helms of Marshville, N.C., Marion Caldwell of Monroe, N.C., and Doris Roach of Lancaster, S.C.; her 24 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and over 25 foster grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held at Cornerstone Community Church of the Nazarene Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 at 2 p.m.
She will be laid to rest beside her husband at Lakeland Memorial Cemetery in Monroe, N.C. Shirley’s gifts of love and strength will be missed by all who knew her.
Arrangements are being handled by Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel, Fresno, Calif.