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  • "Lisa and Nicole I'm so very sorry for the loss of your..."
  • "I remember Shelly from Plant ... she was always so much fun..."
  • "On September 9th in church I thought of your mom and how..."
    - Diahn Boldware Davis
  • "Remembering Shelly from high school. We had some classes..."
    - Ron Barksdale
  • "Nickole, My sincere condolences, on the lost of your..."
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COLMORGEN, MICHELE Wheeler "Shelly" 75, of

Tampa passed away peacefully in her home holding the loving hands of her family on September 12, 2018. Shelly was an incredible Mom to her two daughters, Lisa Bozeman Polanco and Nickole Bozeman and welcomed their spouses, Franco Polanco and Melanie Bevan into her life with open arms. She was the best Nana in the world to her three grandchildren, Austin, Kristyn, and Anjalique. She was also a loving sister to her two brothers, Maurice J. Wheeler Jr. and Jon Scott Wheeler, and her sister, Sharon Wheeler Leafe. Shelly spent her days in her garden feeding her birds and squirrels, and sitting in her swing watching over her beautiful plants and flowers. Her neighbors all knew her as "Mrs. C" and could count on seeing her walk her beloved dog, Mickey, down the block several times a day. If you called Shelly on any Sunday in the fall, she would answer the phone with an exuberant, "GO BUCS!!" and would spend the day sitting in her chair watching her favorite team and drinking her Natty Lights. Every family birthday was celebrated with a Nana Party where she was surrounded by those who loved her most. In lieu of a formal service, Shelly's ashes will be spread in her beautiful garden at her final Nana Party with close family and friends. Shelly would have wanted all who knew her to remember her bright smile, gorgeous blue eyes and giving spirit, and to perform an act of kindness in her honor instead of flowers or donations.
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Sept. 16, 2018