Shirley S, Chambers, 74, completed her journey Monday, November 4, 2013. Service was Friday, November 8, 2:00 PM at Pine Grove Cemetery in Greensboro, FL. Visitation was Thursday, November 7, 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Independent Funeral Home (850-875-1529).
Shirley was born May 26, 1939, the first daughter of Cecil and Ettie Shepard; she was born on her father’s birthday. She grew up in Greensboro and was also crowned Tobacco Queen in 1955.
She married William (Bill) Chambers January 21, 1956, he was her husband and best friend for the next 57½ years. Shirley was a LPN for 25 years working in Quincy and Apalachicola, FL. She had to retire early due to health problems. Though she was sick much of the time she enjoyed life, family, the beach, mountains, flowers, birds, and painting.
Survivors include her husband Bill; 2 sons, Cal (Debbie) Chambers, Jr., Allan (Melody) Chambers; daughter, Sondra (Brent) Rowan; grandchildren, Christy (Kenny) Worley, Cal (Kasey) Chambers, III, Bobbie Jo Chambers, Sharlee (Cory) Whiddon, Mackenzie Rowan, Savanah Chambers, Sophia Chambers, Quinton (Alicia) Coon, Jessica (Tommy) May; 10 great grandchildren; sisters, Sue Butler and Cathy Blackburn.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Audubon Society, 308 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32301.