GASTONIA - Patricia Brandon Shirley, 81 went to be with the Lord on Jan. 10, 2013.
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She was born May 14, 1931, in Gaston County, to the late F. Max and Love Halcombe Brandon. Pat leaves a wonderful legacy as a loving, sweet wife, mother, grandmother and dear friend who touched many lives. She was involved in numerous Bible studies and was a charter member of West Cramerton Baptist Church.
Pat is survived by her husband of 62 years, Ralph Shirley Jr. of Gastonia; six children, Pam Wilson (Eddie), Steve Shirley (Pam), Ginger Smith (Jeff), Joe Shirley (Linda), Jill McGee (Bob), Jeff Shirley (Teresa); twelve grandchil-dren, Bianca Hartsell, Ryan Wilson, Brandon McGee, Todd McGee, Kelsey Shirley, Cydney Shirley, Max Shirley, Daniel Shirley, Zachary Shirley, Jillian Bartlett, Lacey Smith, Lane Poag; five great-grandchildren; brother, Paul Brandon.
A celebration of life service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at West Cramerton Baptist Church in Gastonia.
A private burial will follow at Gaston Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.
Online condolences may be made at: www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com.
Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the Shirley family.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Jan. 12, 2013