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Shirley (Adams) English
October 5, 1935 ~ August 25, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Ms. Shirley Adams English, age 87, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 25, 2023, at her home after an extended illness. She was born on October 5, 1935 to Carl and Juanita Adams. A native of Uvalda, GA, she attended Mount Vernon-Ailey High School where she graduated in 1953. After marriage, she moved to Valdosta, GA, where she raised a family of eight children. Her passion for art led her to attend Valdosta State College where she pursued an art degree. An avid reader, she collected many books and had a great interest in archaeology, history and ancestry. Among her many hobbies were gardening, floral designing and interior decorating. In her later years, she moved to Atlanta and worked as an administrative assistant with Magellan Behavioral Healthcare. After a stroke in 2021 left her immobile, she eventually moved back to the Vidalia area with her daughter where she spent the last six months of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Juanita Adams; brothers, Larry and David Adams; sister, Patsy Fordham; son, Craig English; and daughter, Marcia English.
Ms. English is survived by six children, Alisa Serrano of Atlanta; Tracey Evans of Greenville, South Carolina; Kelly English of Lafayette, Louisiana; Chris English and wife Sara, of Ypsilanti, Michigan; Corey English and wife Kim of Atlanta; and Colby English and wife Stephanie of Atlanta; fourteen grandchildren, Stephen English, Justin English, Ashley Thornton, Jessica Land, Stevie Born, Amber Atkins, Heather Mulling, Brooke Smith, Melissa English, Faith English, Noah English, Ashley English, Lacey English and Landon English; and seventeen great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held Sunday, September 3rd, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Ronald Hall Funeral Home in Vidalia. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. until just prior to the funeral service. Burial will follow at Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery, 2124 GA Hwy 19 South, Glenwood, Georgia.
The family would like to thank the amazing staff of Ogeechee Area Hospice for their loving care, kindness, and emotional/spiritual support expressed to their mother and to them for the last six months. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ogeechee Area Hospice, 200 Donehoo St., Statesboro, GA 30458 or to the American Heart Association.