Shirley Hovis Schulman
March 5, 1939 – August 25, 2019
Shirley Hovis Schulman, age 80 of Altamonte Springs, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2019. She was born March 5, 1939 in Pensacola, Florida. She moved to Clermont, Florida in 1967 from Bowie, Maryland and became very involved in the community.
She always wanted to be a nurse so she volunteered and was co-chairman of the Clermont “Gray Ladies” and worked in the infirmary at Clermont Elementary School. She was a Medical Secretary for 10 years. She loved her family and spending time with them and was known to be meticulous, organized and was really into using proper etiquette for everything she did.
She is survived by her; son, Keith Hovis of Altamonte Springs, Fl.; daughter, Cynthia (Curtis) Selph of Oviedo, Fl.; son, Jeffrey (Erin) Schulman, Sr.; son, Bernard (Cindy) Schulman; brother, Robert (June) Popham of Akron, OH; brother, Ronald (Patricia) Whatley of Arlington, TX.; grandchildren, Jeffrey, Jr., Autumn Woodard, Terra Martinez, Bethany Woodard, SheaAnn Schulman, Spencer Schulman, Jasmine Schulman, Carlin Cookman, Chad Selph, Tyler Schulman, Alexa Cooke and Olivia Cooke; 8 great-grandchildren and 12 nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Lee Schulman; sister, Marilyn Hart; brother, Kenneth Popham; brother, Norman Popham and daughter, Kathleen Hovis.
Visitation will be held Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 10:30- 11:00 AM at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church with a Funeral Service beginning at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Park Cemetery in Sanford, Florida. Arrangements entrusted to Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Oviedo Chapel, 501 E. Mitchell Hammock Rd. Oviedo, Florida 32765 407-366-8999. Please view and sign the guestbook at www.baldwinfairchildoviedo.com
- Visitation Saturday, September 7, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, September 7, 2019
- Committal Service Saturday, September 7, 2019
Shirley Hovis Schulman
September 7, 2019
Aunt Shirley, you were always pretty, proper, correct, intelligent, informed, inquisitive, and, as appropriate, just a little bit sassy, as all strong women need to be and are. I admired that about you.
You experienced heartbreaking events in your life but you always put your best face forward. I really admired that about you. You were also blessed to experience joy, especially through your family, who you sincerely and deeply loved and you were always devoted to.
You clearly, purely loved your family, and no matter how you were related or connected, family was the center of your life and created a circle of happiness, friendship, comfort and joy for all.
You expressed a strong, iconic, always ladylike sense of style-not just how you dressed yourself but how you dressed your life. I always looked forward to our shopping adventures when we visited, not so much for what we bought but for our shared appreciation for fashion, textiles, appreciation of beautiful things, our time together, and especially our talks.
A Sister is one of life’s greatest treasures. Your love for your Sister-who was my Mother-was so abundantly obvious and generously offered at a most important time. Thank you for not just being there but for participating with your full heart in her final months and days. I have to believe there is more once we leave this world and I hope the two of you have a great time together. I think you will.
We will miss you.
September 6, 2019
Shirley wasn't my husband's birth-mother .... but, from the first time we met, she was 100% my mother-in-law. We were as different as day and night (me being the "darker" of the two), but somehow became amazingly close.
Being married to Schulman men might have been the first common ground we had, but we found tons of things to enjoy together .... mostly because we enjoyed being together. She helped through a few of the hardest points on my marriage, taught me some much needed etiquette, challenged me, and encouraged me.
In spite of having experienced some of the most difficult things anyone should ever have to go through ... she never lost her sense of humor or stopped loving and supporting her family (which I had definitely become to her).
Too many memories to include here, but she never came to our Passover celebration without bringing a bag of dinner rolls .... because she "...knew I wouldn't have any..,".
I love and appreciate you, Shirley!! You have been the best friend a mother-in-law could ever aspire to be!! I will always miss you.
-Cindy (your other daughter)