Shirley Ann Mays

January 12, 1939April 9, 2014

Shirley Ann Mays was taken from this world and delivered to God on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. She was born January 12, 1939 in Cranfills Gap, Texas. Shirley was a self- educated woman in the medical field as a Physical Therapist, X-ray Technician, and Lab Technician. She learned about alternative medicine and studied holistic medicine. She loved helping people, playing golf, and learning anything new. Shirley is preceded in death by her beloved husband Joel T. Mays. Shirley is survived by daughter Tamy Armstrong; sons, Mike Mahan and Scott Mathis; stepdaughter, Susan Coe; sister, Jackie Ryan and lots of grandchildren and great- grandchildren. A visitation will be held at Ellis Funeral Home on Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Funeral service will be held at Resthaven Memorial Park on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 9:00am, officiated by Father Tom Finney. Online condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Thursday, April 10, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 11, 2014

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Joe Ann Murphy

April 19, 2014

Sam, you fought the good fight of faith, and you won!! You are in a wonderful place free from pain and trauma.
Love and hugs...As always. Joe Ann

Pamela Merrill

April 13, 2014

Lady Bug, Thank you for being a friend / mentor, I pray that you know you what a difference you have made in my life.
I will pay it forward.
Peaceful blessing my sweet friend
Pamela Merrill

Kathleen Galicia

April 11, 2014

Shirley you will truly be missed and I know you are feeling no pain any longer and are watching over us all. I have known you since I was 15 and through my adult life, you were always so kind to me and my family through the years! I am glad I was a part of your family too and glad you cared and loved me and your grand daughter Stefanie Mathis Hammond. Prayers and thoughts to the family always and know even though we can't be there in person we are there in spirit! Love you!

Stefanie Hammond

April 11, 2014

Meme, I'm sorry I couldn't say good bye! I love you and have so many fond memories spent with you. My condolences to her family left behind. My grandma, Peggy, my mom, Kathleen , my aunt , Angie we all send our love and prayers. You will be dearly missed! My heart is breaking I can't be there. But I know you are in a better place and smiling down on us from heaven. Sincerely, Stefanie Mathis

April 10, 2014

Baby Cakes #2, we shared so many times together, as friends and your hairdresser and up and down the highway.
I know you are at peace and in God's arms. Hug Joel for me. Blessings and Love. Terri Moss

Carol Ann Chidlaw

April 10, 2014

Dear precious friends, how much Shirley will be missed! I knew her in so many ways through so many years, but more recently as a Tai Chi student, always eager to learn something new. She was one of those sweet, enduring spirits who touches your life and leaves you never, ever the same as you were!