Shirley Robinson Kingry CHARLOTTE - Shirley Robinson Kingry, 83, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 18th, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Kingry was born in Charlotte, NC on June 22, 1931, daughter of the late Edgar W. Robinson and Birdie Primm. She graduated from Harding High School, and worked for the Colonial Store. Shirley married John Maitland Kingry on November 9, 1957; she was a devoted wife and loved her husband dearly. She was a loving mother and enjoyed every minute with her family. She was a member of Wedgewood Baptist Church and most recently, St. Andrew's United Methodist Church. Shirley's greatest joy in life was her family. After raising their family of five children, she and John were able to travel and enjoy their retirement. They built a beach house at Holden Beach, which became a gathering place for many generations and was a joyful retreat for all of the family. She had a wonderful sense of humor and made life fun. She was loved by all her family and friends and will be forever in our hearts. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John Kingry, daughter Ginger Kingry, sisters Ruth Baker, Oretha Miller, Edna Peirson and Gloria Cooper, brothers Rev. Eugene Robinson, Reid Robinson and William Robinson. She is survived by son Bob and wife Angie Kingry; daughter Teresa and husband Dan Stroupe; son Bill Kingry and wife Carolyn Sun; and son David and wife Donna Kingry. Grandchildren include Heather Cullingford, Ryan Culling-ford, April and husband Rob Sleigher, Jenifer and husband Aaron Hansen, Brittany Kingry, Sarah and husband Jay Vanderburg, Bryan Martin and girlfriend April Harris, Jared Miller and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Peggy and brother-in-law Query Black. The family will receive friends from 11:00 to 12:00 pm prior to the service at the church. A funeral service will be held Thursday August 21st, 2014, at 12:00 pm at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 1900 Emerywood Dr., Charlotte, NC with Reverend Dan Hester officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to St. Andrew's United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be offered at www.mcewenpinevillechapel. com.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Aug. 20, 2014