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Shirley A. Armstrong

Jul 11, 1953 - Apr 14, 2021 (Age 67)

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May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

To my cousin Shirley, I love you
and you will always be in my heart. Your cousin Celeste and family. AKA (flip flop)!

To Angie and Ashley.... As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Group of 10 Memorial Trees

Too the Armstrong family
My thoughts in with you all of your loss during this pandemic of the virus in 2021 I ask God touch all of & heal ya ask well
Made Ms Armstrong rest in peace & watch over us all till we meet again
My condolences & goes too u all n God blessed

My condolences to the Armstrong family. My thoughts and prayers are with yall. Ms. Toot was always so nice everytime I would go hang in Cutlass Arms Aka the CUT. She always had a smile on her face. She is in heaven now with Ms. Linda and Ms. Annie Ruth.

We Love you Cousin Shirley! Our Thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time!! Love Dottie Jean, Bee, Jazz and Moe all the way from Georgia

Beautiful Person always had a loving smile!! You will be Missed!! We love you


Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.


Shirley's Obituary

Ms. Shirley Ann Armstrong affectionately known as “Ms. Toot”passed on Wednesday April 14, 2021. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday April 24th , 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, 4025 W. Palmetto Street, Tampa, Florida with Rev. Anthony W. Greene, Officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery, 4615 E. Hanna Avenue, Tampa, Florida.

Ms. Shirley Ann Armstrong was born in Wadley, GA to the parentage of Roosevelt Armstrong and Elizabeth Armstrong. She was raised in Tampa, Florida. She was educated in the public schools of Hillsborough County and was a graduate of King Senior High School.

Ms. Armstrong was a member of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens until her demise. She loved to decorate, listen to Blues music, go shopping with her daughters, watch her favorite Western TV shows and spend time with her family and friends. She loved to give her family and friends nicknames that will carry on from childhood to adulthood. Ms. Armstrong retired from Burdines Department store after 15 years of amazing service. After her retirement, she put all her energy into helping raise her grandchildren, who she loved dearly.

She was preceded in death by her father, Roosevelt Armstrong; mother, Elizabeth Armstrong, brother, Roosevelt Armstrong, Jr. and her dearest friend, Annie Ruth Smith.

Ms. Armstrong leaves to cherish memories of her with daughters, Angela Armstrong and Ashley Armstrong (Ezekiel) both of Tampa, Florida; grandson, Jordan Armstrong (Tiara) of Clarksville, TN; granddaughter, Jari Armstrong of Tallahassee, FL; brother, Wilbert Armstrong (Bernell) of Tampa, FL; sisters, Cynthia Armstrong, Debbie Armstrong both of Tampa, FL and Ida Byrd (Kevin) Newark, DE; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; goddaughter, Roniesha Hill; god sister, Renita Battle; close and dearest friends, Delores Gaynor, Linda Hodges, Shirley Ann Anderson, Yvonne Burns, Ethel Hayes and a host of other relatives and friends.

There will be a viewing on Friday April 23, 2021 at Wilson Funeral Home, 3000 N. 29th Street, Tampa, Florida from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Due to the current CDC restrictions, we are asking that you use the visitation as an opportunity to pay your final respect. For your convenience and safety, we have extended our visitation hours.

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