March 7, 1930 – December 5, 2018
Shirley Turner Archibald died Wednesday, December 5, 2018. A memorial service in celebration of Shirley’s life will be at 11am on Wednesday, December 12 at Well-Spring Retirement Community in Greensboro, NC.
Born in Rutherfordton, NC on March 7, 1930, Shirley was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Ellis Turner. She grew up in Forest City, NC with her four siblings: Barbara Anne Turner Shuford, Doris Turner Alexander, William Ellis Turner, Jr., and Benjamin Franklin Turner all of whom preceded her in death.
After graduating from Wake Forest University, Shirley married Stanley Cass Archibald from Charlotte, NC and soon moved to Greensboro. She was involved in many organizations over the years which brought her happiness and a deeper connection to the community she loved including the Junior League and the Debutante Club. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church, which was a beacon of spiritual guidance under the leadership of so many wonderful ministers over the years, and through the fellowship of a congregation, she admired. She also appreciated the opportunity to work at Carolyn Todd’s for many years with the kind and supportive family of people who are a part of that wonderful institution. Greensboro provided Shirley and her husband the opportunity to build meaningful and lasting relationships, which enriched their lives for many years and were always treasured by them both.
Shirley was foremost a devoted wife to Stanley who preceded her in death in 2010 and mother to her four children. She was most proud of her legacy as a mother and provided them all with unconditional love and support for all of her years. She is survived by her son Stanley Cass Archibald III and his wife Susan Bliss and their daughter Alison; her daughter Lee Archibald Taylor and her husband William Taylor and their daughters Austin and Mary Brown; her daughter Ashley Archibald Hull and her husband Richard Hull and their children Frazier and Blair; and her son David Kerr Archibald and his wife Laura Archibald and their sons Yates and Henry.
The family would like to express sincere appreciation for the professionalism and compassion of Wellspring and its outstanding staff. Their commitment to its residents was evident to us every day. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 617 N Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401.
- A Memorial Celebration of Shirley's Life Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Betty & Debbe Wolff
December 7, 2018
Living across the street for many years, I remember the kindness and generosity of Shirley. Always a friendly smile and a wave! Many times we were thrilled to be the recipients of some homemade goodie! All of the Wolffs offer sincere condolences and hope that you find some solace in all of the wonderful memories that you have!