Shirley Wooldridge Tucker

July 29, 1930April 29, 2021
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Shirley Wooldridge Tucker, 90, of Concord, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at her daughter’s home, Thursday, April 29, 2021. She was the wife of the late Norman R. “Buddy” Tucker for 70 years.

Born July 29, 1930 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late James E. and Etta Harris Wooldridge and was also preceded in death by a sister, Jean Seay and brothers Thomas “Pete” Wooldridge and Hubert Wooldridge. She was also preceded in death by one granddaughter, Stephanie Augis. She was retired from Craddock & Terry Shoe Corporation and was a member of Fairview Christian Church.

Shirley is survived by two daughters, Teresa Sandifer and husband Keith and Donna Nash, all of Concord; one son, Danny Tucker and wife Darlene of Amherst. A sister, Jewell Moon of Stuarts Draft and a brother, Edward Wooldridge of Lynchburg. She is survived by seven grandchildren, Jamie Staten, Valerie Greenwood, Mary Stanley, Ivy Henry, Allison Brooks, Donald Dieffenbach, and Sarah Augis, and eight great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Centra Health Hospice, especially Rachel, Kim and Patty for the wonderful love and care they provided for Shirley. We would also like to thank a special friend, Vickie Moon for the loving care she gave to Shirley.

A memorial service will be held at Fairview Christian Church, on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with Gary Harvey officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the The Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center or Centra Health Hospice.

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Whitten Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Timberlake Chapel is serving the family.


  • Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center
  • Centra Health Hospice


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, May 15, 2021


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Betty Gray

May 6, 2021

Donna, Teresa and Family - Many sweet and kind memories of your dear mother are in my heart. From the baby shower at Fairview for my Jenni, holiday meals with your grandparents, time at the lake and so much laughter. She welcomed me with open arms and never heard an unkind word from her lips. She was such a shining example of God's Love and a true Christian Lady. In the days to come may you feel her love surrounding you. Love to all...Betty

Patsy S. Thomas

May 5, 2021

Shirley was the Ham Biscuit Lady for my catering business for many years. She was recommended by a friend, Dianne, who knew her from Fairview Christain. I followed Shirley and Mr. Buddy from Campbell Ave. to Fairview Church Farm leaving Ham and picking up biscuits, with intermediary stops in Concord @ Teresa's. We worked together for many years. In later years, I would see Shirley and Buddy leaving Granny B's in Appomattox after a "early" supper and would stop on Main to pass a few words. Fun days and many memories of some very special folks!

Wand Doss

May 4, 2021

To the family!
I am so sorry for your loss but we have comfort in knowing that today Shirley is in her heavenly home with Buddy. I'm so thankful for the memories with her and Buddy. I will always remember youth groups, girl scouts, and especially day camp. You all are in my thoughts and prayers!

Jewell Moon

May 3, 2021

Shirley was my precious sister...we have had so many laughs together and done so many things together...we have made many crafts and done some musical shows at her church many memories..I will miss talking to her on the phone as we would try to do each Sunday night...don't think we missed too many...I spent lots of weekends with her and Buddy...and one thing we always said to each other when I would leave to come back to my home or say bye on the phone is I love you...I told her that too the day God took her now Shirley I will say bye and I love you for now...but one day I will see you again and can say hi and never bye but can say I LOVE YOU....Jewell

Teresa Gillette

May 3, 2021

To the family of Shirley Tucker,
So very sorry for your loss. Shirley was such an amazing woman. I learned so much from her growing up in Fairview, being a girl scout, camping
trips, days spent at the Church Farm. Truly, my childhood memories of her all are about fun and serving God. She was such a Godly example of servanthood to all of us. She will be truly missed. Thanks so much to Teresa, Donna and Danny for sharing your mom and your dad with all of us.

My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Heaven has gained an angel. Teresa and Allen Gillette

Diana Davidson

May 1, 2021

Teresa, Donna, Danny and the entire family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I have a lifetime of memories of Shirley. She always called me one of her "girls". She will be greatly missed. Please know all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Much love, Diana Davidson

Deborah Creasy

April 30, 2021

I have known Shirley Tucker since I was little. She lived down the street from me. Going to Day Camp was a right of passage that was passed down to my own kids. She will be greatly missed, but I know that she is singing with the Lord. Sending love to all the family.