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Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory

4650 South Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA

OBITUARY

Shirley Ann Gilham Davis

February 25, 1932July 11, 2019
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DAVIS, Shirley Ann Gilham, 87, of Sandston, Virginia, went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 11, 2019. Shirley was preceded in death by her father, Edwin "Jeff" Gilham; her mother, Ethel Throckmorton Gilham; and her sister, Phyllis G. Alvis. She is survived by her devoted husband of 42 years, Robert E. Davis Jr. She is also survived by her two children, Gordon A. Groome Jr. (Penny), Deborah G. Pennell (Johnnie); three grandchildren, Jennifer P. Witherspoon (Wayne), G. Jeffrey Groome (Rita), Micah B. Groome (Kristie); four great-grandchildren, Ethan, McKayla, Christian and Justin. Shirley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be remembered for the heartfelt love she had for her family and friends, her contagious laughter and kind, gentle spirit. The family will receive friends Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Avenue, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held Monday, July 15, 2019, at the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m. Private interment in Washington Memorial Park.

  • FAMILY

  • Shirley was preceded in death by her father, Edwin "Jeff" Gilham; her mother, Ethel Throckmorton Gilham; and her sister, Phyllis G. Alvis. She is survived by her devoted husband of 42 years, Robert E. Davis Jr. She is also survived by her two children, Gordon A. Groome Jr. (Penny), Deborah G. Pennell (Johnnie); three grandchildren, Jennifer P. Witherspoon (Wayne), G. Jeffrey Groome (Rita), Micah B. Groome (Kristie); four great-grandchildren, Ethan, McKayla, Christian and Justin.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, July 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 15, 2019

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Pamela Cherne

July 15, 2019

Shirley, you touched my life and I'm sorry we did not have more time to know each other. I will always cherish the precious moments we did have together! Ditto, I too will love you to the moon and back....good-bye my friend. Pam

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