OBITUARY

Shirley Jean Acord Ortiz

April 18, 1938October 4, 2012
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Shirley Jean Acord Ortiz, long time resident of Peekskill, NY, passed away on Thursday, October 4 at 11:14 pm after suffering a stroke. She is survived by her husband and life partner of 40+ years, Angelo Ortiz and her children Lisa Dorsey House and son in law Romeo House of Kennesaw, GA, Fontella Dorsey Wright of Greensboro, NC, Michael Dorsey and daughter in law, Lynette Dorsey of Clayton, NC, Angelina Ortiz and son in law Jeremy Sweda of Kissimee, FL and Draper and Raquel Acord of Yonkers, NY. She is also survived by her sister Patricia Patnode of Rutlege, VT and sister in law Ruth Acord of Monticello, NY. She leaves behind 7 cherished grandchildren, Stephanie, Rachel, Olivia, Taylor, Malik, Niles, and Tiffany, 2 great grand children Zachariah and Kadin and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Shirley worked as a caregiver at Montrose Child Care Center for 17+ years. Shirley was memorialized at Grissom Funeral Home, 803 W Emmet St, Kissimmee, FL 34741 on Saturday, 10/13/2012 at 3:00. Shirley was a member of Faith Assembly Church in Kissimmee and was active in fundraising for their new youth center. In lieu of flowers the family would request that donations be sent in her memory to the Faith Assembly Church - The NOW project, 907 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando FL 32825 in honor of Shirley Jean Acord Ortiz. The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and kind words of condolence.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, October 13, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 13, 2012
  • Grissom Funeral Home Saturday, October 13, 2012
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Shirley Jean Acord Ortiz

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Rev. David Vail III

October 14, 2012

We will all miss you; you are in our thoughts, and now you will continue into our prayers and dreams! Watch over us, and keep that beautiful smile!

John Devitt

October 14, 2012

I remember Shirley. Though it was many years ago when my age was 12-14. Her children Lisa ,Fontella and Michael were all friends.The door to their house was always open and all were made welcome. Words at times seem inadequate in expressing the sorrow. I believe it may be more meaningful sharing our memories and gratitude in having been able to share even a small part of a life so well lived. My prayers and condolences to family and friends.May God bless you .

Chanene Ritter

October 14, 2012

YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED!

Donna Mulcahy

October 14, 2012

Your beautiful nature is so evident in your children, and I am so honored to know them. Your life was obviously filled with love, and your memory will always be. Rest in peace. Love, Donna

October 13, 2012

Wow I am lost for words. I worked with Miss Shirley at the Montrose Day Care center. She was one of the sweetest lady I have ever met. We use to laugh and laugh all the time. She had a great sense of homor. I have not seen her in many years cause I moved to North Carolina but she as always been on my mine. She will be missed. We loved her but God loved her best. R.I.P Shirly!!!!

cynthia garcia

October 13, 2012

I worked with ms.shirley many years ago at montrose child care center,she was such a sweet person, shirley and miss pat were a great set of teachers, my condolences to her family, rest in peace ms.shirley

October 13, 2012

my Mom, My Friend, My World, My Everything... I love you mommy. There are not many children out there that can say their mom was there best friend. But, I can and I thank you for making it so easy to talk to. Even in my worst days you still managed to lift me up. It saddens me mommy that you are not her with us on earth but, in my heart you will always be. I miss you everyday and some days it just doesn't seem real. If I could take a trip to heaven I would do it in a heartbeat. I run to you and give you a hug and a kiss and tell you how much I miss you. Forever in My heart... Angelina (youngest daughter)

Fontella Wright

October 13, 2012

We were lucky to have you as our mother...I Love YOU mommie and will miss you dearly...Fontella J. Wright - Daughter

lil vic batista

October 13, 2012

Aunt. Shirley I miss you very much .I miss calling during wrestling. I Also remember when you taught me to make my one stencils. We always had fun together I was sad when you moved away .and now I'm even sadder .I love aunt Shirley. And will keep you in my heart with my grandpa and my Nana..

Fernando Mathias

October 13, 2012

Losing my mother was and still is the most extreme pain I have ever had to deal with. It takes suffering to know suffering. I cannot except thinking of how a loved one left me. I prefer to remember them the way they lived. God bless your family and Heaven's newest angel. Sending all my love and support.