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Shirley Ayers

Shirley Ayers

Saturday, December 30th, 1944 - Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
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Shirley Louise Ayres was born on December 30, 1944 to the late Fred Parker, Sr. and Sarah Giddens-Ayres. On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, Shirley Louise Ayres earned her wings.

Shirley was educated in Northampton County public schools. She worked in the seafood industry for over twenty-five (25) years, shucking oysters and clams until her health began to fail. She was a warm, kind-hearted person, who loved her family and friends. She loved talking with her grand and great-grand children and giving them advice to help steer them in the right direction. She always tried to keep a smile on her face during the good and bad times.

Shirley was baptized at Ebenezer Baptist Church and served on the Usher Board and worked in the kitchen as part of the Culinary Ministry. She loved the Lord with all of her heart. She loved hearing her Pastor preach the Word.

She leaves to cherish her fondest memories: six children, Karen (Timothy) Bishop, Wayne (Nancy) Ayres, Patricia Ayres, Sharon Ayres (Craig) Nock, Rocshelle Ayres and Sophia Ayres; special life companion, George Young, Jr., who was the father of her four youngest children; one brother, Horace (Doris) Harmon and two sisters, Effie Church and Jessie Reid. She also leaves behind seventeen grandchildren: Bruce Leeshawn (Tawanna) Parker, Temesha Parker, Kathea Parker, Albert Parker, Jr., Carita Ayres, Devanie Ayres, Wayne Ayres, Jr., Shakeda Giddens, Sheka Giddens, Alicia Giddens, Oshea Ayres, Quateria Bailey, Curtis Ayres, Breon Ayres, Shawn Wilson, Jr., Brandon Noc and Justin Nock; as well as twenty great-grandchildren (Kyheem Wyche, Kayla Giddens, Kaligah Parker, Zy’nayah Parker, Kamiyah Parker, Zy’mir Wilson, Tayron Manago, Zy’asia Mathews, Keron Mathews, Kyree Mathews, Kaari Ayres, Londyn Ayres, Jayce Ayres, Massai Giddens, Da’Niyah Giddens, De’Nasia Giddens, King Parker, Albert Parker, Jr., Amarion Wilson and Bryson Nock; two brothers-in-law, Johnny Parker and James Baines; one sister-in-law, Polly Ann Parker; special niece and nephew, who were raised like sister and brother to her, Mary Helen Samuels and Ashby Harmon; special close church friends, Mary Stratton, Louise Giddens, Linda Walter and Tony Snead and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and church family.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, Fred Parker, Sr. and Sarah Giddens-Ayres; six sisters, Rosie Ann Harmon, Stella Mae Coston, Jessie Ella Chandler, Elizabeth Coston, Lucretia Baines and Rosie Mae Parker and two brothers, Fred Parker, Jr. and James Collins.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Smith & Scott Funeral Home (Exmore)
    Address
    3204 Main Street
    EXMORE, VA 23350
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  • Service

    Sunday, April 7th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Sunday, April 7th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Ebenezer Baptist Church (Exmore, VA)
    Address
    9504 Occahonneck Road
    EXMORE, VA
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  • Interment

    Location
    Ebenezer Baptist Church (Exmore, VA)
    Address
    9504 Occahonneck Road
    EXMORE, VA
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Ms Woodson

Posted at 12:55pm
Please accept my condolence. My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow. May you find comforting Job 14:14, 15, which says, “If an able-bodied man dies can he live again? You will call, and I myself shall answer you. For the work of your hands you will have a yearning.” Ms Woodson

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Irene

Posted at 05:29pm
Sorry for the passing of your love one. Read Isaiah 25:8 for words of comfort and peace.
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Christ the King Bible Fellowship

Posted at 03:34pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. We love you!
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Artina

Posted at 02:36pm
Dear Family, though your hearts are heavy with pain and sorrow right now, over the loss of your dear loved one, but know that our heavenly Father did not leave you without hope. God did not create mankind to suffer the sting of death. He lovingly provided hope of one day being reunited with our loved ones. Acts 24:15; Revelation 21:4; Hosea 13:14. I sincerely express my deepest sympathy.
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H. Fields

Posted at 09:10am
My deepest condolences for the loss of your dear loved one. While nothing will completely take away your grief, by meditating on Gods promises found in the Bible, you can find real hope and the strength to keep going. My family and I have found the scripture at Isaiah 25:8 to be especially comforting. Here it promises that God "will swallow up death forever and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.
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