OBITUARY

Shirley Corbin Racey

June 12, 1940November 15, 2020

Shirley Corbin Racey, 80, of Rixeyville, VA, passed away November 15, 2020 at Culpeper Health and Rehab. Born June 12, 1940 to William Bruce and Katie Bell Dodson Corbin, she was the widow of Harry Clifton Racey, Sr.

In addition to her parents and husband, Shirley was preceded in death by siblings Pauline K. Kelchner, Eunice K. Meier, Margie H. Jenkins, William Bruce Corbin, Jr., and Dorothy Ann Corbin. Surviving Shirley are her children, Katie J. Wright (Jamie) and Harry Clifton Racey, Jr.; grandchildren, Patricia Wolfe (Terry), Katlyn Wright (Cody Lacy), Kaila J. Apperson, Zoe B. Racey, Jenna I. Racey; great-grandchildren, Bransen Wolfe, Braelyn Wolfe, Annabelle Lacy, Madisyn Lacy, Maddox Apperson and Ty; sisters Savilla F. Thomas, Baltimore, MD; and D. Caroline Mason, Sumter, SC.; numerous nieces and nephews and a very special friend, Betty Wright.

The family will receive friends Thursday, November 19, 2020, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Clore-English Funeral Home, 11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, VA. A funeral service will be held in the chapel of Clore-English Funeral Home on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. with Mr. Tyrone Ramey presiding. Please join livestream at 1:00 p.m. at https://www.facebook.com/CloreEnglish/. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memory Gardens, 4160 Rixeyville Road, Jeffersonton, VA 22724. Gentlemen serving as pall bearers are Terry Wolfe, Cody Lacy, Eddie Wright, Jamie Wright, J. B. Fincham and Shaine Adams.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911.

Fond memories and condolences may be shared with the Racey family through clore-english.com. The Racey family has entrusted Clore-English Funeral Home with these arrangements.

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Jeannette Troy

November 22, 2020

Shirley was a wonderful person. She was funny helpful and saved everything from her children. She will be missed. Now she is with her husband and I know she is happy. Prayers for the family.

Donna Baldwin

November 20, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear about Shirley's passing. She was a great person and a second mom growing up next door. I will never forget her laugh and the fun times together. Keeping your family in my prayers during this time!

Kelly Kern

November 19, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She always made me laugh growing up out at the ball field and when we worked at the Early Learning Center together. I know that she will surely be missed. My condolences to the entire family.

Colleen Robson & Family

November 18, 2020

We have so many fond memories of Nana at all the neighborhood gatherings, 4th of July get togethers to remember Mr. Racey and celebrate Todd & Kaitlyn, the many birthday celebrations over 16 years, and all the baby showers. Nana was a firecracker and we are blessed for having known her, me since Tyrone drove us all to high school when we were kids. God speed our beautiful friend and mom! We will miss you and love you to eternity. My favorite memory was at a Christmas party at Kelly's, next door (the pole, that's all). Your children, grandchildren, and great grands will never forget you! Hugs and Kisses, The Robson's (your other kids)
♡♡♡XXXOOO♡♡♡

Joyce Beales

November 18, 2020

Spent many good times with Shirley and Harry through the years. My husband, Tommie, and Harry were fishing buddies for years after Tommie retired in 1999. Great memories. They both were dear friends to us. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

Love,
Joyce

Otis & Donna Deal

November 18, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during these difficult times. Remembering the good times around Shirley. Her smiles will never be forgotten. May she rest in peace.

Laurie Pullen

November 18, 2020

The memories I have of Shirley will always hold dear to me! I babysat her grandgirls and became great friends with Katie!
Shirley was always so good to me and she always made me laugh and put a smile on my face!
I'm so thankful I had the opportunity to know Shirley!!
I'm so sorry for your loss and please know I'm praying for you all during this difficult time! I love you guys!

Mary Brown

November 18, 2020

Shirley and her late husband, Harry were two special kind friends. They both were so caring, and their children was their whole world. Prayers for her family and sincere condolences. Enjoy your wings sweet lady and may you walk the streets of gold with Harry and your family that went before you. R. I. P my friend.🙏❤️

Loretha Heisler

November 17, 2020

Oh where to begin with Shirley. You will be loved and missed by so many. I will never forget all the fun times we all had together from cookouts, camping, the super bowel party’s, the nights I spent and your house and many more. You was always a lot of fun to be around. I can still hear your laugh to this day. I will always love you and will miss you. May you Rest In Peace.

Fred and Jan Hill

November 17, 2020

Caroline, We are so sorry to learn of your sister Shirley's passing. May God hold you in His arms and comfort you in this difficult time. We are thinking of you. Fred and Jan Hill

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