Shirley Dixon Petralia

May 23, 1941April 2, 2021

Shirley Gay Dixon Petralia, 79, of Mint Hill, NC passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, April 2, 2021.

Shirley was born on May 23, 1941 in Rocky Mount, NC to the late Alfred and Marietta Gay Dixon. In 1966 she met her future husband, Charles Robert Petralia and they married on 1967.

Shirley and her husband loved the beach as well as boating on Lake Tillery. In addition, Shirley loved visiting flea markets, reading books, solving puzzles, computer games, feeding the birds at the beach a good BBQ and cold beer now and then. But most of all, Shirley loved spending time with her family!

She is survived by her loving husband, "Pete", her children, Kelly (Stephen) King, Tracey (Danielle) Petralia, Chuck Petralia and Sandra (Marty) Hawke; grandchildren, Samantha, Sarah, Jaxon and Joseph; brother, Freddie (Fran) Dixon and her faithful companions, Casey & Graci.

Shirley wanted her happy life celebrated by everyone getting together at her favorite place, "Big Al's" Pub & Grubberia 9306 Albemarle Road Charlotte, NC 28227 on Saturday, April 10th at four o'clock. The family welcomes all who would like to attend.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to Novant Health Hospice PO Box 33549 Charlotte, NC 28233.

Online condolences may be offered at


  • Memorial Celebration

    Saturday, April 10, 2021


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Tracey Petralia

April 6, 2021

Thankyou everyone, the time has changed to 4:30 pm- sorry for the inconvenience

Donna Parker

April 4, 2021

Oh sweet Shirley!! We had some great laughs at Overhead Door. I know you are walking those streets of gold in heaven and laughing.
To the family: your mom was a special lady and a HOOT to be around. I am so sorry for everyone’s loss. My condolences to you all.
Donna Parker

Deborah Pinnix

April 4, 2021

My deepest sympathy and many prayers for comfort for the family.
Many hugs and much love!