SHIRLEY ANN POOLE On November 17, 2012, the Lord called out the name Shirley Ann Poole. The angels quickly assembled to begin preparation for the homecoming. All anticipation grew as God drew her breath and Shirley peacefully closed her smiling eyes, surrendering unto God. The trumpets sounded and the gates opened. Shirley fell into Jesus' arms and was welcomed to her final home. Shirley Ann Poole was born October 16, 1949, in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, to Henry Osburn Williams and Elizabeth Louise Patterson Williams. She attended Cannon McMillan High School in Canonsburg and went on to graduate from Victor Valley Community College with an associate degree in Business. Shirley married Sherman Lee Poole and to this union were no children. Together they had a wonderful family of four daughters and one son. A humanitarian at heart, Shirley's love of people was second only to her love of God and family. She volunteered in many capacities throughout her life but she is best known for her work with her shelties who are registered therapy dogs. Music always played an important role in Shirley's life, from soulful gospel renditions in church to many artists of jazz and blues. She was an avid housewife and hostess, school secretary, choir member, Vacation Bible School Director, a master of computer skills, friend and beloved wife and mother. Shirley is survived by her husband, Sherman Lee Poole, daughters Jeri Darnell Williams, Shelly Ann Wong, and Helena Elizabeth Sjullie, and a son, Sherman Lee Poole Jr. Shirley also had 8 grandchildren. Though Shirley will surely be missed on earth, all who love her know that she will be conducting and singing with the angels in Heaven, celebrating her eternal peace. A celebration of Shirley's life will be held at 1:00pm, November 21, 2012 at Sunset Hills Memorial Chapel located at 24000 Waalew Road in Apple Valley, CA, with Pastor Draymond Crawford officiating. Viewing will precede the service and interment will follow at Sunset Hills Memorial Park. All HOPE AACR Teams are especially invited to share in this event, by standing outdoors and greeting family and visitors upon entering and then taking their places in the back rows of the Chapel in silence during the entire service. Anyone who wishes to interact with the teams will do so at their own discretions after the services. Thank you HOPE AACR for your attendance and comfort during this time.
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Sunset Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary
24000 Waalew Road
Apple Valley, CA 92307
Published in the Daily Press on Nov. 20, 2012