Woody Funeral Home-Atlee Chapel

9271 Shady Grove Road, Mechanicsville, VA


Shirley Collins Harver

May 30, 1932June 17, 2020

Shirley Collins Harver, 88, of Mechanicsville, had a peaceful passing at home on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, with her daughters by her side.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy Mae and Willie S. Collins; her brother, Raymond S. Collins; and husbands, Ernest M. Morrison and Melvin S. Harver. She is survived by four daughters, Gail Tevnan, Carol Dymacek-Waldrop, Melanie Gary and June Johnson; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Katherine Tyree.

Shirley was a member of Mechanicsville Baptist Church. For 40 plus years she drove a school bus for Hanover County Schools. She was also an avid seamstress and homemaker.

A graveside service will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 4000 Pilots Lane, Henrico, VA, with a reception following at Pole Green Park in Mechanicsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to At Home Care Hospice, 8149 Walnut Grove Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23111.


  • Dorothy May and Willie S. Collins, Parents (deceased)
  • Raymond S. Collins, Brother (deceased)
  • Ernest M. Morrison, Husband (deceased)
  • Melvin S. Harver, Husband (deceased)
  • Gail Tevnan, Daughter
  • Carol Dymacek-Waldrop, Daughter
  • Melanie Gary, Daughter
  • June Johnson, Daughter
  • Numerous, Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren
  • Mary Katherine Tyree, Sister


  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020


Shirley Collins Harver

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Jeanne & Tom Hughes

June 24, 2020

To: Gail, Carol, Melanie & June

We were so sorry to hear about your Mother’s death and wanted you to know that we have been thinking about you. It has been so wonderful that you all have taken such good care of your Mother during this difficult time. It is good that you all have each other to offer comfort and to help keep your spirits up when needed. Shirley is so fortunate to have such a devoted and helpful family.

Stay safe, well and happy!

Jeanne & Tom Hughes