Shirley A. RHEA

  • "Shirley, It will soon be a year since you have been gone,..."
    - Jean Etheridge
  • "Mom, IT has been close to a year since you have left us. I..."
    - Sheila Clark
  • "I'm sorry I didn't get to wish you a Merry Christmas or you..."
    - Debra Walls
  • "Well, Mama, Happy Birthday. I'd give anything for you to be..."
    - Debra Walls
  • "Mom, I think of you and cry for you every day. I miss my..."
    - Sheila Clark

HAMPTON - Shirley Anne Rhea, 63, a native of Danville, Va., and a resident of Hampton for more than 32 years passed away at her home on Monday, Oct. 25, 2010.
She retired in April 2010 as a hairdresser from J.C. Penney's Beauty Salon, after 20 years of service.
Shirley is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Paul S. Rhea; her father, Reuben Dalton; and son-in-law, Michael Putman.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory three daughters, Sheila Clark and husband, Dave of Hampton, Paula Delph and husband, Eddy of Hampton, and Debra Walls and husband, Shane of Moncks Corner, South Carolina; grandchildren, Amanda Delph, Jennifer Delph and Benjamin Walls; her mother, Mary Dalton; sister, Jean Etheridge of Newport News; two brothers, Ronnie Dalton of Smithfield, Va., and Larry Dalton.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A celebration of Shirley's life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park.
Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of comfort with the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the , P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.
Arrangements are under the direction of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press from Oct. 27 to Oct. 29, 2010
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