YORKTOWN - Shirley Bell Reynolds Andrews died on June 24, 2010, after a long courageous battle with cancer.
Shirley graduated from Newport News High School in 1951, and went on to the University of Alabama for several years. She began pursuing a career as a Substance Abuse Counselor, in 1973, having worked at Eastern State, Serenity House and with the ASAP Program. Since her retirement in 1995, she worked part-time at Williamsburg Place and The William J. Farley Center in Williamsburg. She enjoyed walking the beach, collecting fossils, doing handwork, writing poetry and reading.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Lucetta Webb and Barmie Bell; her brother, James Winston Bell; and her sister, Dorothy Bell Eastman.
Survivors include her daughters, Barbara and Bob Ashe of Seaford, and Nancy and Tom McDonald of Williamsburg; her grandson, Michael and Amanda McDonald of Gloucester; three great-grandchildren, Breanne Lee McDonald, Vincent Michael McDonald and Makenzie Adele Crites. She will be missed by her faithful, loyal and loving dog, Honey Bee; also by her devoted and supportive friends, Linda and Reed Jones, Lorraine and Jerry Adams, and Carole Lott. A special thank you to Neta Badgett, for her unconditional love and support.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Heartland Hospice and their wonderful staff, Winnie from Senior Corp and her special angel, Wanda Ward, who cared for Shirley during the last months of her illness. We would also like to thank the doctors and staff at Virginia Oncology.
She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Shirley will be remembered for her relentless courage toward her illness. She had a zest for life and a keen sense of humor. She had a giving spirit and was always willing to help others when she could.
A service to celebrate Shirley's life will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 28, at Peninsula Funeral Home. Immediately following the service, the family will receive friends until 8:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society
, 11835 Canon Blvd, Suite A-102, Newport News, VA 23606.
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Published by Daily Press from Jun. 26 to Jun. 28, 2010.