Shirley Granholm Fisher
November 24, 1924 – October 11, 2021
Shirley Granholm Fisher, 96, went home to be with our Lord on Monday, October 11, 2021. We will have a graveside Celebration of Life Service on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 11 am at: Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel & Memorial Park 3351 Scenic Highway in Pensacola, Florida Navy Chaplain, Dave Gibson, will officiate the service.
Shirley was born on November 24, 1924 in Cascilla, MS. She survived: Her parents, Charles Aubrey Hyde and Ruth Corrine Sherril Hyde. Three husbands, Woodrow Tennison, Ray Granholm, & Delbert Fisher. Her younger brother & youngest sister, James Morris Hyde and Alice Faye Howze. Her youngest son, Charles Ray Granholm.
Left to cherish her memory are her sister, Marion Rivers Coleman, of Greenwood, MS; her eldest son, Wendell Tennison of Greenwood, MS; her niece, Rivers Coleman Brauer, of Chesapeake, VA and Rivers’ husband & daughter, Bob Brauer and Channing Fitzgerald; her niece, Karen Granholm, of Louisville, KY; her nephew, Michael Granholm, of Grenada, MS; and her cousins, Paul Sherril Collins of New Orleans, LA; Barbara Ann Ogden, husband, Bob Ogden, and daughter, Jessica Ogden, of Pensacola, FL.
Shirley’s two grandsons, Chuck Granholm and Mark Granholm both reside in Louisville, KY. She was also blessed with 5 great grandchildren – Anastasia, Kelton, Gavin, Josh, & Hannah. Her daughter-in-law, Betty Granholm, resides in Joplin, MO.
Shirley spent the past sixty years living in Pensacola, FL. She worked as a waitress at the Oscar’s Restaurant where she served many loyal customers. She also owned & operated a small sandwich shop at a local flea market where she was known for her fresh strawberry pie!
Shirley and Ray Granholm were members of the Warrington Baptist Church. They were also members of the Shriner’s Organization, with Ray being a member of the Oriental Band. Together, they worked to raise money for the Shriners Hospitals for Children; and they enjoyed many friendships in this organization. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Shriners Hospitals.
When Shirley married Delbert Fisher, they both became members of the Community of Christ Church in Pensacola, FL. Shirley is now with our Lord, whom she loved with her whole heart.
Shirley loved all animals, and she owned many dogs throughout her life. They were the luckiest dogs in Pensacola!
May the Lord Bless You and Keep You.
- Shriners Hospital
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Shirley Granholm Fisher
October 26, 2021
Shirley was my mother, Sylvia Flower’s best friend from 1957 until May 23, 2013 when mom passed. Shirley and Ray we’re a huge part of our life and we loved them dearly. I am so sorry that I did not know that she passed or we would have been there. It breaks my heart but I know she is with our Lord and Savior! I am sure she and Mom are catching up on all the gossip ! We all love you Shirley! Rest In Peace until we meet again! Love and Blessings! Kay
October 16, 2021
I heard stories from my mom while I was growing up about how elegant and fun my Aunt Shirley was. She loved dressing up, hosting dinners and going out for a night on the town. Though I only saw her every few years while I was growing up, I had the opportunity to spend an evening with her and my mom several years ago. We went out to dinner for seafood, one of her favorites, and she made me laugh with her quick comments on politics while drinking a piña colada. It’s always been amazing to me to recognize the characteristics that women pass down to one another in families. Every woman on my moms side is stubborn, strong willed, and fierce in her beliefs. Even at 96, Aunt Shirley let you know exactly how she felt. I think that fire is what allowed her to live independently for so long. Her smile and zest for the fun things in life will be missed. We love you.
October 15, 2021
My Aunt Shirley loved life. She loved to dance!! She loved cooking. She loved all animals. She planted peach trees from seeds at age 93 and she planned to enjoy those peaches! She woke up every single day of her life and got fully dressed — hair, makeup, cologne —and a plan for her day. She was my mentor—teaching me to make my great grandmothers homemade yeast rolls; teaching me to make her famous strawberry pie; teaching me to shop for great deals at a flea market; taking me to Shriner dances; giving me a love of all animals; giving me the love of boating in the Pensacola Bay; and showing me the importance of always being a lady and to always love life. I am including a photo of our Valentine’s Day evening at the Fish House with her favorite drink(s) Vodka Tonic!!
I love you, Aunt Shirley, with all my heart!! I miss you so much!! God Bless You!