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Obituary: Marion Byrd Shirley

Marion Byrd Shirley:

Marion Byrd Shirley, 97, formerly of Glenwood, Ala., passed away peacefully on April 12 at The Manor at Bluewater Bay in Niceville. Marion raised her three daughters while working at Glenwood Mercantile Company for many years before retiring at the age of 48. Throughout the years, she continued to bless her family while she lived with each daughter and helped care for her grandchildren. Marion lived a long, healthy and happy life as she moved around the country to be with her daughters’ families. She received exceptional care during her final years of life at The Manor and spoke fondly of all of the nurses and CNAs, many of whom she considered family. Marion passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones. Marion is survived by daughter Annette Shirley Milton of Riesel, TX; son-in-law E.P. Lacy III of Gantt, Ala.; daughter Sherry Shirley Vest and husband Jim of Miramar Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by daughter Sandra Shirley Lacy, son-in-law Furman Milton and grandson Jay Milton. A family memorial service will be held in Goshen, AL at a later date.