Shirley E Bristol
August 25, 1947 – November 14, 2020
On November 14, 2020 Shirley Bristol, loving mother, grandmother, aunt and sister entered into the presence of the Lord at Emory Healthcare Center in Atlanta, GA at the age of 73.
Shirley was born on August 25, 1947 in Mobile, AL. She graduated from South High School in 1965 and went on to receive her nursing license in 1971 practicing nursing at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital for over 23 years in Akron, OH. Shirley was a faithful member of The House of the Lord and a 1990 graduate of the Logos Bible Institute. She served in the Maintenance Ministry for many years on Saturday mornings. In 2000 she married Charles W. Bristol. Shirley’s friendly personality gained her many friends. Her witty personality and wisdom always made people laugh and she loved to talk so she never met a stranger. If you spent any time in her presence it was guaranteed that you were asked the question that she asked everyone: Are you saved and do you know Jesus? She was a bold, strong witness for the Gospel and wanted to make sure that everyone she met went to Heaven. That was her passion and life’s mission that her family and friends have a personal relationship with Jesus, get to know Him and get to Heaven.
Shirley was good at arts and crafts. She enjoyed making unique gifts for people that came from her heart . No two gifts were exactly alike. She made money trees for Christmas where each branch was a dollar bill or if you were lucky enough to get on her gift list you may have received a sock with money, snacks, and personal care items in it. In 2016, Shirley moved to Atlanta, GA to be closer to her daughter Tracy where she made many new friends where she resided until the time of her heavenly transition.
Shirley was preceded in death by her mother Mae B. Williams, step-father, Edmund G. Williams, sisters Peggy A. Daniels, Betty A. Moore. To celebrate the memory of her life Shirley leaves her children, Tracy (Thomas) Crumby of Stone Mountain, GA, Aljia Sheppard of Akron, OH; sister Anneis Daniels, step-brother Ashley Williams, brother-in-law James Moore, all of Akron, OH; grandsons Brandon (Shawnta) Daniels of Dallas, TX; Isaiah Shepard of Atlanta, GA; infant granddaughter Laylah Sheppard; great-grandchildren, Amya, Davon & Breasia, and a host of other nieces, nephews, other relatives, The House of the Lord family, and dear friends.
Family will receive friends on Sat. Nov 28, 2020 at Rose Hill Funeral Home 3653 W Market St Akron, OH 44333 for a Walk-through calling hours are from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM with the Funeral Service immediately following at 12:00 PM. Due to recent COVID-19 regulations social distancing and facial coverings will be required and the funeral service will be limited to 25 persons. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.rosehillbp.com
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rose Hill Funeral Home
Rose Hill Funeral Home
Shirley E Bristol
November 25, 2020
To The Family
Our condolences from the Neal Family for we grew up in the same neighborhood and church together. Shirley would always make you laugh when talking with her. May God bless and comfort you during this time and all days. Cherish your precious memories . Love and God Bless.
November 24, 2020
I would like to send my deepest sympathy to the family at this time. I had the pleasure to meet Miss Shirley several times in the 80s and she was such a wonderful free spirit. Beautiful role model she left her imprint on others in Akron Ohio for sure.
My dearest Tracy my heart goes out to you for your loss. May Jehovah God comfort you through this difficult time.
November 23, 2020
Aunt Shirley your words of wisdom, kind smile and gifts never fell to the ground. I'm living proof your living was not in vain. You ran the race and won. See you at the finish line.
I love you,
November 21, 2020
Shirley was a joy to have as a neighbor. I’ve thought of her often, and wondered how she was doing. Rest easy...