September 1, 1931 – April 9, 2019
Holder, Shirley L. 87, of St. Petersburg and formerly of Winter Haven, passed away April 9, 2019 at Westminster Suncoast. Shirley was born September 1, 1931 in Ocala, FL to Earl and Vivian Luffman. Shirley’s passions were church and family. During her adult life, Shirley was very active at Druid Hills United Methodist Church in Ocala and St. John’s United Methodist Church in Winter Haven, FL. She worked for many years as the bookkeeper at St. John’s. Shirley was pre-deceased by her beloved husband of 56 years, Ellis Holder, and her sister Sarah Musgrove. She is survived by son, Clinton D. Holder, MD of St. Petersburg; daughters, Karen Altman of Cooper City, FL and Christie Norton of Augusta, MI; sister, Beverly Bradshaw of Ocala; 4 grandchildren, Jeffrey Holder, Allison Williams, Stephen Norton and Amy Norton; and 2 great grandchildren, Zachary Williams and Samantha Williams. Her Memorial Service will be Friday, June 21st at 1:00 pm at Westminster Suncoast Health Center Chapel, 1095 Pinellas Point Drive South, St Petersburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Shirley’s name to: St. John’s United Methodist Church, Scholarship fund, 1800 Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Winter Haven, FL 33884; or Suncoast Hospice Coral Team, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33760. Condolences may be offered at www.serenityfuneralhomelargo.com.