Shirley Ann Cranford(1936 - 2018)

Shirley Ann Cranford, age 82, of North Port, Florida passed away on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018.

She was born in Leon, Maryland on Feb. 20, 1936 to Percy and Nellie (nee Dove) Chaney. Shirley came to North Port in 1982 from Upper Marlboro, Maryland. She was the youngest of 12 children who all preceded her in death. Shirley dedicated her life to caring for her family. She enjoyed spending her time with her family and friends. She also enjoyed bowling, reading, playing bingo and other various activities.

Surviving family members include her husband of 66 years, Carl E. Cranford, Sr.; sons Carl E. Cranford, Jr. (Mary) of Oak Grove, Missouri, Ronald W. Cranford (Kathleen) of Ft. Royal, Virginia, Kenneth R. Cranford (Mary) of Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, Scott A. Cranford (Nikki) of North Port, Florida; daughter, Melonye A. Jankowski (John) of North Port, Florida; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held at Farley Funeral Home, North Port, on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. with a scripture service at 4:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donation should be made to the .

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