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Carolyn Shirley

February 5, 1939 — February 14, 2017

Carolyn Paulette Shirley, age 78, of Roswell passed away at her home Tuesday February 14, 2017. Visitation will be 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Friday, February 17, 2017 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will be held 10:00 AM, Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Tabernacle Baptist Church. Interment will be at South Park Cemetery. A meal will follow. Officiating will be Pastor Steve Carrington of the United Pentecostal Church of Farmington, NM; Pastor Michael Bingham of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ in Carlsbad, NM; and Pastor Art Dunn of the Abundant Life Pentecostal Church of Ruidoso, NM.

Passionate, determined, dedicated, and loving are only a few words that could describe Carolyn Shirley. From a young age, she was passionate about God and doing His work. She often told of teaching Sunday School at the age of 12. Many people have been touched and inspired by her relentless desire to see souls saved and lives transformed. Her husband truly found a treasure that was "far above rubies" as they served together in ministry for 45 years. Since its beginning in 1997, Lighthouse Academy was the place she loved to be. "Mrs. Shirley", had a special way of teaching, mentoring, and correcting the children. They loved her dearly. Her door and her heart were always open to friends and family. To those of us who called her "Mom" and "Grandma", we will always remember her love of cooking, sewing, and gardening. There was always coffee or tea and a meal if you had time to come by and sit a spell because her love of life was so large. Her passing will leave a very large and empty place in our hearts. This pain can only be lessened knowing that she is passionately and lovingly worshipping her Saviour as she dances on streets of gold.

She is preceded in death by her mother and father Paul and Pauline Chrisley, brothers James Chrisley and Dale Chrisley.

She is survived by her husband Eugene Shirley of the family home, daughter Paula Almond and her son-in-law Alvin Almond, Sr. all of Roswell; sister Bertha Tougher of Klamath Falls, Oregon; and 3 grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Alvin Almond, Jr., David Almond, Tony Martinez. James Nelson Wright, Manuel Gonzalez, and Joshua Burrell.
Flowers will be received or you may make a donation in the name of Carolyn Shirley to the Hope Center UPC, in care of the Hope Center UPC to PO Box 642 Roswell, NM 88202.


LaGrone Funeral Chapel
900 South Main
Roswell, NM  88203
Friday, February 17, 2017
5 PM to 7 PM


Tabernacle Baptist church
115 West 11th Street
Roswell, NM  88201
Saturday, February 18, 2017
10 AM


South Park Cemetery
3101 S. Main
Roswell, NM  88203
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