Mrs. Joan Patricia (Collins) Shirley

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Mrs. Joan Patricia Collins Shirley, 56, of Lake City, Florida passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014 at the Suwannee Valley Care Center. She was born in Maryland to the late Eugene and Joan [Malamphy] Collins and had lived in Lake City for most of her life. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed participating with 4-H Club when growing up, sewing and tending her flower garden. The time she spent with her family, gave her the greatest joy.
 Survivors include her devoted husband of 23 years, Doug Shirley; son, Shawn Keen of Lake City, FL; daughters, Shelly Keen of Gainesville, FL and Cati Shirley (Leighton) Smith of Concord, CA; brothers, Eugene John Collins Jr. of Orlando, FL & Richard Collins of Lake City, FL; sisters, Gwen Collins of Lake City, FL & Kathy Collins of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Victoria Ross Smith and Elijah James Smith also survive.
 Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 1, 2014 in the chapel of Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 3596 South US Hwy 441, Lake City, FL 32025, (386) 752-1954. Please leave words of comfort for the family at
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Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
3596 South Highway 441
Lake City, FL 32025
(386) 752-1954
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Published in Lake City Reporter on July 31, 2014