OBITUARY

Shirley Ann Cantrell

July 28, 1936May 2, 2019
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Services for Shirley Ann Cantrell, 82, of Lufkin will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Denman Avenue Baptist Church with Bros. Charles Roberts, Jacob Fitzgerald, and Ron Meadows officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the church.

Mrs. Cantrell was born July 28, 1936 in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Stewart and Mildred (Combs) Cantrell and passed away May 2, 2019 in Lufkin.

Mrs. Cantrell met her future husband, Bill, at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, where they were seated next to each other in daily Chapel. They were married on December 26, 1954. She was an LVN, who worked at Memorial Hospital and as an office nurse for Dr. Bob McCall, Dr. Jansen Todd and Dr. Vivian Brooks. Her hobbies included crosswords, word puzzles, Jeopardy, reading, and traveling with her husband. She served on the history committee, a church librarian and a Sunday school secretary for many years at Denman Avenue Baptist Church. She was an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians. She had a dry, Yankee sense of humor.

She is survived by her daughter, Janet Havard and husband David of Diboll; daughter, Julie Cantrell of Lufkin; son, William “Butch” Cantrell, Jr. and wife Terry; grandson, Josh Havard and wife Barbara; granddaughter, Jill Havard and wife Jessica; grandson, Cody Havard and wife Mabel; great-grandchildren, Sierra Havard, Spring Havard, Jaylen Dinger, and Cameron Dinger; cousin, Betty Hudson; and long time friend, Marie Stubblefield.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Cantrell is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, William Cantrell, Sr.; sisters Janet Foster and Irene Schultz.

Pallbearers will be Joshua Havard, Jill Havard, Cody Havard, Jessica Havard, Ronnie Lusk, and Pat Edwards.

Mrs. Cantrell’s family wishes to extend special thanks to the staff of Pinecrest Retirement Community, especially Trina and Cherokee, and to the staff of Hospice in the Pines.

Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home.

  • FAMILY

  • Janet Havard and husband David, Daughter
  • Julie Cantrell, Daughter
  • William "Butch" Cantrell and wife Terry, Son
  • Josh Havard and wife Barbara, Grandson
  • Jill Havard and wife Jessica, Gramddaughter
  • Cody Havard and wife Mabel, Grqandson
  • Sierra Havard, Great-Grandchild
  • Spring Havard, Great-Grandchild
  • Jaylen Dinger, Great-Grandchild
  • Cameron Dinger, Great-Grandchild
  • Betty Hudson, Cousin
  • Marie Stubblefield, Long Time Friend
  • Mrs. Cantrell is preceded in death by her husband, William Cantrell, Sr.; parents, Stewart and Mildred (Combs) Cantrell; sisters, Janet Foster and Irene Schultz.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Joshua Havard, Active
  • Jill Havard, Active
  • Cody Havard, Active
  • Jessica Havard, Active
  • Ronnie Lusk, Active
  • Pat Edwards, Active

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, May 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 4, 2019

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Mary Jane Rivera

May 3, 2019

My deepest condolences to all the family! I had the privilege of meeting Mrs. Cantrell through her son William (Butch)and his wife Terry! She will be greatly missed but has now joined the love of her life Mr. William Cantrell and other family members. May you R.I.P. Shirley Ann Cantrell.

Donna Johnson

May 3, 2019

Janet and Family, Your Mom was like a second mother to me. I spent a lot of time at your house growing up and then worked with her for many years. She was a great lady and seemed to always keep her cool.
She will be missed but now she is with her love and they can be together always.
You all are in our prayers.
Roy & Donna Johnson

FROM THE FAMILY

I cannot believe my baby brother is 60! The gang all came out to share his birthday cake!

FROM THE FAMILY

I cannot believe my baby brother is 60! The gang all came out to share his birthday cake!

FROM THE FAMILY

I cannot believe my baby brother is 60! The gang all came out to share his birthday cake!

FROM THE FAMILY

I cannot believe my baby brother is 60! The gang all came out to share his birthday cake!

FROM THE FAMILY

I cannot believe my baby brother is 60! The gang all came out to share his birthday cake!

FROM THE FAMILY

One of my favorite pics of my brother! 2013!
Happy Birthday Butch! Love you!

FROM THE FAMILY

Happy Birthday Mum!

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Happy Mother’s Day! Thanks to all my kids!

FROM THE FAMILY

I cannot believe my baby brother is 60! The gang all came out to share his birthday cake!

FROM THE FAMILY

I cannot believe my baby brother is 60! The gang all came out to share his birthday cake!

FROM THE FAMILY

I cannot believe my baby brother is 60! The gang all came out to share his birthday cake!

FROM THE FAMILY

I cannot believe my baby brother is 60! The gang all came out to share his birthday cake!

FROM THE FAMILY

I cannot believe my baby brother is 60! The gang all came out to share his birthday cake!

FROM THE FAMILY

One of my favorite pics of my brother! 2013!
Happy Birthday Butch! Love you!

FROM THE FAMILY

Happy Birthday Mum!

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Happy Mother’s Day! Thanks to all my kids!

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Happy Mother's Day Mum!

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