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Wednesday, 09 September 2020 15:16

Shirley Curran Webster Wray

Shirley Curran Webster Wray, age 90, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Petersburg Homes for Ladies. She was born on November 26, 1929 in Bluefield, West Virginia. Shirley was a beloved sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Shirley is predeceased by her husband, Hubert Ingram Webster whom she married on April 20, 1946 and her late-in-life-love, Maclin Wray, whom she married on May 15, 2004. Throughout her life, Shirley loved her church and her church family. She was a member of Warfield Baptist, then Dolphin Baptist and her last church, Asbury Memorial United Methodist. She was a very strong Christian with very strong ethics and a true Southern lady. Shirley treasured her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, her siblings, Joyce King, Nancy Cook (deceased), Dana Stewart and Curtis Tweedy (deceased) all of whom held a huge place in her heart. Shirley is lovingly remembered by her three children, Betty Sue Cohen, Kenneth Webster, and Richard Webster; their spouses, Ken Cohen, Sheila Webster, Carol Webster; her grandchildren, Kevin Webster, Kari Widener, Elizabeth Majewski, Rebecca Ball, and Adam Cohen; their spouses, Meredith Webster, Ricky Majewski, and Casey Ball; great-grandchildren, Cole Webster, Blake Webster, Liam Widener, Evan Widener, Addison Ball and Avery Ball; her step-children, Briggs Wray, Dr. Ronald Wray, Katherine Wray, and Kim Dailey. A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00, Friday, September 11, 2020 at Crestview Memorial Park, La Crosse, Virginia. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
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  • Comment Link Donna Weaver-Johnston Wednesday, 16 September 2020 06:43 posted by Donna Weaver-Johnston

    Betty, I think that seeing the notice of your mom's graduation from earth to heaven was meant to be. This is Donna (Weaver) (from across the street on Maurice Ave.) Your mom with her smile, her constant energy and her red headed girl Betty Sue, won my heart as a neighbor. Never have I forgotten neighborhood memories with your family. I treasured our friendship Betty. I know you will miss your mom, she was a good one.? In my mind I can see her smiling and I can see your dad laughing. I was heartbroken when your family moved to Warfield. May God bless you Betty. Would love to hear from you. My email address should be listed on this post. As soon as I saw the beautiful photo of your mom in the paper and before I saw who it was, I said out loud...oh my word, it's Mrs.. Webster. I am sending to you much love and many hugs. ❤?Memories from our childhood are precious. Love ya, Donna

  • Comment Link Donna and Briggs Wray Friday, 11 September 2020 14:50 posted by Donna and Briggs Wray

    Briggs and I will truly miss Shirley. She always made us feel welcome. She was a classy lady. I will never forget our nice visits. She made Briggs dad very happy. To all the family may peace be with you that only God can provide.

  • Comment Link Helen Hanna Casey Thursday, 10 September 2020 23:57 posted by Helen Hanna Casey

    Dear Betty Sue , no matter how long we have our Mothers it’s never . May you and your family be blessed with loving memories to help fill the void of your Mothers presence .

  • Comment Link Joni and Kal Kassir Thursday, 10 September 2020 21:26 posted by Joni and Kal Kassir

    Betty Sue so sorry for the loss of your loving Mother who brought years of happiness and love with memories never to be forgotten. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Comment Link Tim  Kay Fearington Thursday, 10 September 2020 17:24 posted by Tim Kay Fearington

    Betty Sue, pray The Lord will comfort you in this time of loss.
    Tim & Kay

  • Comment Link Sister Dana Thursday, 10 September 2020 10:20 posted by Sister Dana

    Our dear, sweet Shirley. Saying goodbye is so hard. You were the matriarch of our family, I always looked up to you,. I loved coming to see you when you lived in Warfield, my favorite spot was sitting in the rocking chair in your kitchen, watching you cook. Your fresh snaps were the best, I should have gotten your secret. Now it's just Bip and me left of the five of us. Two snoops!!! Shirley, I loved you so much, you took us in your home when Bret was two and Mitchell was only three weeks old. So much to tell you, but no words to express. I'll see you when I cross over Jordan.

  • Comment Link Lacy Howerton Thursday, 10 September 2020 08:23 posted by Lacy Howerton

    So sorry for your loss.
    Mrs Wray was a very Lovely Patient.
    I enjoyed seeing her at the office.
    Lacy Howerton

  • Comment Link Greg and Georgie Frech Wednesday, 09 September 2020 20:12 posted by Greg and Georgie Frech

    Such a wonderful tribute to your dear Mother! Know she will be missed by her devoted Family! Treasure all the loving memories!

  • Comment Link Sherry R. Frink Wednesday, 09 September 2020 19:27 posted by Sherry R. Frink

    So sorry, Betty Sue. How wonderful that you were able to enjoy her long life. Blessings for the family. Sherry Frink

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