Shirley Eakins McKee, 80, of Brunswick County passed gently from her earthly life on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
She was born August 13, 1936 in Pender County, the daughter of the late Rubin Douglas and Nellie Walker Eakins. Shirley was preceded in death by her sister, Nadie Horrell.
Shirley leaves behind to cherish her memory, her son, Jack McKee; daughter, Mary Ann Kester; grandchildren, April Locklear, Jack McKee, Jr. (Brandi), Glenda Gore, Travis McKee (Meagan), and Michael Richards, Jr., thirteen great-grandchildren, and many extended family, all who loved Shirley.
Shirley loved her family dearly and was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. A caring person, Shirley always put others before herself. She enjoyed the simple things in life, but most important was her faith in the Lord and family. In years past, she loved the beach and all of its blessings, shells, sun, sand, and the sea. Cherished memories of Shirley will always remain in our hearts.
The family will receive friends 7 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw.
Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in Eakins Family Cemetery with the Reverend Kenny Johnson conducting the service.
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Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Burgaw.
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I am so sorry to learn that Shirley has gone to rest. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this time of deep sorrow. May the God of all comfort (2 Cor 1:3,4) be with you all, to give you needed strength and ease some of the pain in your hearts.
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