Shirley Priddy

April 11, 1938October 22, 2012

SHIRLEY J. PRIDDY, 74, of Port St. Lucie, FL, died October 22, 2012. Born in Mason, WV, Shirley was a resident of Port St. Lucie since Aug, moving from Goldsboro, NC. She was a member of the Christian Church. During the Christmas seasons, Shirley was a volunteer for the Salvation Army. She was also a volunteer for the Bridge Church and an assistant pre-school teacher at the Bridge Church in NC. Survivors include her daughter Debra Riso and husband James of Port St. Lucie, FL; two sons, Gary Priddy and wife Araka of Columbus, OH, Douglas Priddy and wife Renee of Ocean Spring, MS; two brothers, Ronnie Roush of Point Pleasant, WV, Ben Roush and wife Ruth of New Haven, WV; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, November 11, 2012, 2:00PM at the Langsville Christian Church, OH, with Pastor Gene Musser officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie, FL. Please visit and sign our guest register book at


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Michelle Jernigan

November 2, 2012

For as long I have know Erica(which is a long time:) she has talked about and adored her GG!! I knew of and loved GG even before I met her! I remember when things got hard for Erica she would say, "I am going to move to Ohio and live with my Grandma!" Then GG moved to NC and Erica was so excited!! Which is how I met GG. She was so sweet and loving and always so supportive of her children and grandchildren. God took a special angel the day she went home. May you rest in peace GG! You are missed and loved by all who knew you!! God bless you!

Rachael French

November 2, 2012

Gg I miss you and for me it's still not really hit me that you are gone and I won't get to hug you anymore. I still here your voice and miss our morning coffee together. I am so happy and thankful that you moved in with me and spent those 3 fun filled years in Dudley!

Deb Riso

November 1, 2012

Mom, this is so hard, but I wanted to let everyone know how much I loved you. You were my best friend for as long as I can remember. We were Lucy and Ethel together. You always thought I could do everything and I always needed you to believe that of me. There is a big hole in my heart right now. I love seeing the comments people have said. They are so true. You have always loved God and people have always loved being around you. I look forward to the day we are all together again. I will try and listen for your voice telling me I can do things when I get stuck. You were the best. Jim and I miss you so much. "Have a good day". Love you mom

Erica Aube

October 29, 2012

Oh, I have moments! I have moments when I see you, when I hear you, when I feel you! I love these moments. Right now though, they make me sad and make me cry a little because I loved you so much and I'm a little selfish because I never really wanted you to go. This is so hard for me (I know I'm not alone)but I do miss you very much. I am so happy and blessed that you were such a huge part of my life. You made so many wonderful memories for me - so many moments I have to cherish! I know you are happy now and at peace! I take comfort in that. I do wish I could just make you some chili or peanut butter fudge one more time. I love you grandma!

Anita Wears

October 25, 2012

I can't remember a day that I haven't known Shirley. She was my neighbor growing up, I would go into the woods, cut across the little bridge & across the road to her house as often as I could. I have always remembered loving her & being loved by her. As I grew up, Shirley became a strong influence in my life & such a strong woman of God, full of wisdom & godly words just when I needed them. God was the love of her life, then her family & her extended family, which I include myself to be a part of. We are all better off for having known her & for having her love. I love you so very much Shirley!!!

michael oiler

October 25, 2012

shirley brought a lot of happy moments in my childhood. lots of love too youall. shirley love the lord. prayers for you all....

Araka Priddy

October 25, 2012

Mom Shirley,

You welcomed me into this family with welcome arms and with words of wisdom and strength. You were such a blessing to me, you always called me your daughter and I felt as such. You were there for me and my family through the ups and downs, always with loving words of wisdom and always a prayer. You were always a guiding light and an inspiration in my life. I will miss our talks and your loving words and prayers.

Your daughter (in-law)


Gary Priddy

October 25, 2012


Even though you left this body on earth, your spirit still remains in the minds of us all. Especially me, through your prayers, love and wisdom I am a better person. I hope to live up to your expectations and through your prayers I know I can be the person you knew that I always should have been. Keep up the prayers with the team you have got now and I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN.

Your loving son,


Julie Porter

October 24, 2012

Deb, I send comfort and peace to you in the loss of your mother Shirley. The news of her passing was a shock to me. I will remember her so fondly, such a sweet, kind, loving spirit! Her heart for prayer and God's people lives on in you! We are missing you both here in Goldsboro and sending our love to you. I pray God brings you peace and rest and I trust Him to write a new chapter for you to fill your time in new, special ways for His kingdom. I wish God would show us what your mom is seeing and doing now; I know it's glorious! Love you, Julie Porter

Andy Stovall

October 24, 2012

I wanted you guys to know that I love you all very much, and that I am praying for you during this very difficult time. We miss you guys up here at the Bridge. I truly loved your mom & will miss her quiet confidence and the peace that she brought to every circumstance. There are people you meet in this life that impact you in varying ways. I am truly a better person & christian because of Mrs. Shirley. Love and prayers to Jim, Deb, and the family.