Rosewood Funeral Chapel

3304 Mockingbird Ln, Victoria, TX


Shirley Bennette McAfee

March 8, 1934June 24, 2020

Shirley Bennette McAfee, 86 of Bloomington went to be with her heavenly father on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. She was born March 8, 1934 in Bishop, TX to Ben and Maude Ray Thiele. Shirley worked for many years for the Bloomington Independent School District and the First Victoria National Bank. Shirley was an exceptional wife, mother and mother-in-law. Her children and her family always came first. She was the backbone of the family, staying home to raise five children, providing a stable and loving home, and did not consider going to work until all of them were in school. In the late 60s, Shirley took a job with Bloomington ISD working in the school cafeteria. Here she became mom and Meme to many children who passed through the cafeteria doors. Meme, as she was affectionately called, always had a special relationship with her ‘schoolkids’. She maintained many of the relationships she developed with students long after they graduated. In her retired years, Shirley had a desire to serve. She had a huge heart for others and chose to volunteer at DeTar hospital in Victoria. These were probably some of her proudest moments as she worked to serve and provide for others. Even though Shirley joined the workforce, she always found time for family. She love to go with the ‘boys’, as she call her four sons. When asked to go fishing, she was ready. When asked to go travel, she was ready. When asked to go to a sporting event, she was ready. She lived for new adventures with any of her family members. She was incredibly proud of the accomplishment of her children and grandchildren. She attend football games, volleyball games, twirling and gymnastics competitions, basketball games and any event that involved her children or grandchildren. She was, without a doubt, their biggest fan. She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia (David) Rubac of Bloomington; sons, Billy (Mitzi) McAfee of Port Lavaca, Donald (Joan) McAfee of Port Lavaca, Ronald (Susan) McAfee of Inez, Brian (Melinda) McAfee of Victoria; nine grandchildren, Stephanie Dominguez, Amy Hroch, Ashten Linney, Jennifer Charlot McAfee, Cassie Boyd, Tyler McAfee, Adam McAfee, Aaron McAfee and Michael McAfee and ten great grandchildren, Blaiz Garcia, Abby Hroch, Jacy Hroch, Fisher Boyd, Cooper Boyd, Mason Linney, Nixon Linney, Trace McAfee and MacKenzie McAfee. In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, William C. McAfee, brother, Floyd Thiele and great-grandson, Rylan Hroch. A visitation will be held on Sunday, June 28, 2020 from 1-5 PM at Rosewood Funeral Chapels. Funeral services will be 10 AM Monday, June 29, 2020 at the John Wesley United Methodist Church with Rev. Carl Westbrook officiating. Interment will follow in Crescent Valley Cemetery. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED. Pallbearers will be Tyler McAfee, Aaron McAfee, Jamie Linney, Chris Boyd, Charles Goble, Michael McAfee, Adam McAfee, and Nixon Linney. Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Texas, 605 E. Locust, Victoria, TX 77901 or DeTar Volunteers 506 E. San Antonio Street, Victoria, Tx. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.


  • Cynthia (David) Rubac, Daughter
  • Billy (Mitz) McAfee, Son
  • Donald (Joan) McAfee, Son
  • Ronald (Susan) McAfee, Son
  • Brian (Melina) McAfee, Son
  • Stephanie Dominguez, Grandchild
  • Amy Hroch, Grandchild
  • Ashten Linney, Grandchild
  • Jennifer Charlot McAfee, Grandchild
  • Cassie Boyd, Grandchild
  • Tyler McAfee, Grandchild
  • Adam McAfee, Grandchild
  • Aaron McAfee, Grandchild
  • Michael McAfee, Grandchild
  • Blaiz Garcia, Great grandchild
  • Abby Hroch, Great grandchild
  • Jacy Hroch, Great grandchild
  • Fisher Boyd, Great grandchild
  • Cooper Boyd, Great grandchild
  • Mason Linney, Great grandchild
  • Nixon Linney, Great grandchild
  • Trace McAfee, Great grandchild
  • MacKenzie McAfee, Great grandchild
  • Ben and Maude Ray Thiele, Parents (deceased)
  • William C. McAfee, Husband
  • Floyd Thiele, Brother (deceased)
  • Rylan Hroch, Great grandson (deceased)

  • Tyler McAfee
  • Aaron McAfee
  • Jamie Linney
  • Chris Boyd
  • Charles Goble
  • Michael McAfee
  • Adam McAfee
  • Nixon Linney

  • Hospice of South Texas
  • DeTar Volunteers


  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 28, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, June 29, 2020

  • Livestream of the Funeral Service

    Monday, June 29, 2020



Shirley Bennette McAfee

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Jeanette Matula

July 6, 2020

I have known Bennett for many years through our many years of playing bunco together. In fact, my youngest son was born in 1974 and the bunco club had a small shower for me and she gave me a baby book so every time I look through the book, I always think of her. She was a wonderful and one of the nicest people that I knew. She was also the fastest one to catch any bunco that we ever threw. My thoughts and prayers are for all her family during your lost of a wonderful mother, grandmother, and friend. May she Rest In Peace. Everyone called me Nettie in case you don’t recognize my name.

Debbie (Vitek) Frederick

June 30, 2020

Dear McAfee Family,
I was saddened to hear of the loss of you mom. I enjoyed reading the obituary – kudos to whomever wrote that, great job! It brought back fond memories of your mom, living across the street from you guys, and the old days in Bloomington. She was a great lady. Pease accept my condolences.
Debbie (Vitek) Frederick

John and Stefani Spears

June 30, 2020

We send you our deepest sympathy in the loss of your precious Mom. Our caring thoughts are with you and your family. Prayers and love, Stefani and John Spears

Barbara & Linda Wilkins / Gonzales

June 27, 2020

Life long friend that will be dearly missed.

Cal Jones

June 27, 2020

Saddened to see the passing of your Mom. Cleary remember several times I was with her during your family gatherings I was priveledged to attend. See always treated me as "family". God Bless.

Bonnie Thiele

June 26, 2020

Bennette was more like a sister rather than a sister-in-law to me. I remember the road trip we took together in my first little motor home. Went to Orange Beach Alabama to visit Bubba and Celia Ray. Then we went to Niceville ,FLorida to visit FLoyd's Air Force buddy , We learned a little more about each other during this trip. For sure she worshipped her children and grandchildren and told me she never asked questions to them. She said IF they want me to know they will tell me. Loved her laugh and sense of humor! I will truly miss her and praying for comfort to all the McAfee families.

Wanda & Jake Marthiljohni

June 26, 2020

We are so sorry for you and families loss. Prayers and hugs go out to you and your family.

Wanda & Jake