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Shirley Campbell
May 23, 1936 - January 24, 2004



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Myrna K Blum-Unibe Sid.O and Joen Thomas
Jordan KeatonBen & Dianna Hunsicker
Norman T. NelsonJeffrey Lee Refior
MYRNA K. (BLUM) & ROBERTO UNIBEBrian and Wendie Hager
Ella SherleyJeffrey Lee Refior
Tony & Yvonne ReidJennie Ann Refior
Gene ,Debbie, Jennie RefiorDonna Ward
Ken and Kim HirstEddie Thomas
Heather ThomasJeanetta Thomas Humphries
Tony & Yvonne Reidalyssa refior
JERRY AND JANICE REFIORJessie Thomas
Jon l. RefiorKenneth Thomas
E W ThomasMandah and Ken Templeton
Marianne & James McCannTausha thomas
Carol MendelDarren McEuin
Peggy Thomas VillanuevaAustin and Stephanie Wright
Geneva Thomas HagerJerry Hager
Karla WolffNancy Coile
Sheryl and Pat MenahStefanie Fernandez
Toni RobinsonVelma Johnson

 

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By: Myrna K Blum-Unibe Dec 19, 2013
19 Dec 2013 Aunt Shirley- I love to look at your face --I hear your laughtet and certain words that I remember for always. I do miss you terribly and tho I know you are always with me, I just could use one of your hugs right now and hear that I am to remember you love me! I reall
y miss you right now!
By: Peggy Villanueva Feb 22, 2004
This will probably make you cry as it did me, but I thought how fitting this was for Shirley because she was the ultimate mother, first raising her siblings and always caring for them and about them as a mother would, then her own family and also those of her siblings as if they were her own and last but not least her grandchildren. She never grew old but her last years were marked with trials and illnesses she had never faced before, And I am as sure of it as I breathe that she walked thru that golden gate to a beauty and rest beyond that we can hardly imagine. She's waiting there now for us. Read and weep and rejoice for your own mothers and especially for Shirley.

MOTHERS:



For those who are lucky to still be blessed with your Mom this is beautiful. For those who aren't, this is even more beautiful.



The young mother set her foot on the path of life. "Is this the long way?" she asked.



And the guide said "Yes, and the way is hard. And you will be old before you reach the end of it. But the end will be better than the beginning."



But the young mother was happy, and she would not believe that anything could be better than these years.



So she played with her children, she fed them and bathed them, and taught them how to tie their shoes and ride a bike and reminded them to feed the dog and do their homework and brush their teeth.



The sun shone on them, and the young Mother cried, "Nothing will ever be lovelier than this."



Then the nights came, and the storms, and the path was sometimes dark, and the children shook with fear and cold, and the mother drew them close and covered them with her arms, and the children said, "Mother, we are not afraid, for you are near, and no harm can come."



And the morning came, and there was a hill ahead, and the children climbed and grew weary, and the mother was weary. But at all times she said to the children, A little patience and we are there."



So the children climbed, and as they climbed they learned to weather the storms. And with this, she gave them strength to face the world. Year after year, she showed them compassion, understanding, hope, but most of all ...... unconditional love.



And when they reached the top they said, "Mother, we would not have done it without you."



The days went on, and the weeks and the months and the years, and the mother grew old and she became little and bent. But her children were tall and strong, and walked with courage. And the mother, when she lay down at night, looked up at the stars and said, "This is a better day than the last, for my children have learned so much and are now passing these traits on to their children."



And when the way became rough for her, they lifted her, and gave her their strength, just as she had given them hers. One day they came to a hill, and beyond the hill, they could see a shining road and golden gates flung wide.



And mother said: "I have reached the end of my journey. And now I know the end is better than the beginning, for my children can walk with dignity and pride, with their heads held high, and so can their children after them."



And the children said, " You will always walk with us, Mother, even when you have gone through the gates."



And they stood and watched her as she went on alone, and the gates closed after her. And they said: "We cannot see her, but she is with us still. A Mother like ours is more than a memory. She is a living presence."



Your Mother is always with you. She's the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street, she's the smell of certain foods you remember, flowers you pick and perfume that she wore, she's the cool hand on your brow when you're not feeling well, she's your breath in the air on a cold winter's day. She is the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep, the colors of a rainbow, she is Christmas morning.



Your Mother lives inside your laughter. And she's crystallized in every tear drop. A mother shows every emotion.......... happiness, sadness, fear, jealousy, love, hate, anger, helplessness, excitement, joy, sorrow..... and all the while, hoping and praying you will only know the good feelings in life. She's the place you came from, your first home, and she's the map you follow with every step you take. She's your first love, your first friend, even your first enemy, but nothing on earth can separate you. Not time, not space..not even death!
By: Jordan Keaton (Grandson) Feb 9, 2004
My 2 Poems for Grammy



These are the hands that touched the face of Shirley.

These are the arms that wrapped around her when she came.

This is my body in which I showed my affection.

This is my heart I wear.

I will always keep the memory and the love for Shirley Ann Campbell



I thought of you every night & day.

When you came it made my day.

We used to laugh and play all day.

Until I come to you one day,

Until that day I will try to play,

Knowing that I'll be there some day,really brightens my day.



Love Jordan
By: MYRNA K BLUM-UNIBE Feb 7, 2004
I was looking thru this book in Aunt Shirley's downstairs bathroom; Hugs to Encourage and Inspire. The very first reading in the book follows: "If I am for you, who can be against you? In all thins, you are more than a victorious conqueror thru me. Nothing can stop me from-loving you-not death or life, angels or demons, current circumstances or anything in the future. Know that nothing and no one in all of the entire world can separate you from my totally awesome and indescribable love. Romans 8:31-39"

Immediately, as I was reading this, I felt Aunt Shirley put her arms around me and let me know she will always be there now as she has ever since I can remember, as a very little girl. I heard her voice and I was calmed, because I will always have her with me, she will always be there for me, for us, in death, as in life. Oh, she was so filled with love and life and I thank Creator that she was such an important person in my life.
By: Nancy and Bill Martin Feb 7, 2004
I did not know Shirley, but I love her sister and I'm sure she was just as dear as Jeanetta. I am sorry for your loss.
By: Brian Hager Feb 6, 2004
I will always remember my aunt Shirley. I can remember as a boy going to spend time with her both in Virginia and Raliegh. Those times are special, but there is something that is more special. More important than spending time with Shirley here on earth is the fact that I will spend eternity with her in my Fathers' house in heaven. I understand that Shirley was a born again believer in Jesus Christ, and because I have also made a decision to follow after Christ, I am guaranteed eternity in heaven. The question is, will you spend eternity with us in heaven? The Bible teaches that unless a man repent and be born again, he will perish. But to be saved from eternal death, I had to realize my sinfulness, and that becuase of my sin I couldn't have a relationship with God, and thats why God sent Jesus to die on a cross and be buried and then rise three days later. I relaized this and repented of my sin and asked Jesus to save me and be my Lord. You can do this right now, all you have to do is ask this for yourself. I look forward to the day when I will be reunited with my aunt Shirley, along with all of my other family members who have given their life to Christ, and friends and folks I haven't met yet. How about you?

I know that my heavenly Father is fully aware of the grief that many are going through, and in time God can, if you let Him, turn that grief into Joy. May God bless all of Shirley's family and friends during this sorrowful time.
By: Jennie Refior Feb 5, 2004
even know i only saw my great aunt only a few times she was always colse at heart i will miss her, and ill kepp every one that was close to her in my thoughts and prayers i love you all
By: Brenda Thomas Feb 4, 2004
We are surrounded by photograps and memories of Shirley, each a reflection of our past as well as hers. What a treasure to be able to have good memories. We each where given such a special gift, the gift of knowing her. I thank God for that very special gift and for the times he gave us. I will truly miss her!
By: Yvonne Reid Feb 3, 2004
"Blessed is he...

whose hope is in the Lord his God,

the Maker of heaven and earth,

the sea, and everything in them -

the Lord,

who remains faithful forever." Psalms 146:5, 6

Goodbye Aunt Shirley. We will see you in heaven some glad day.
By: Donna Ward Feb 3, 2004
Thank you Aunt Shirley for all the memories I have of you, of the things you've done, and given to me. You've left your mark on my life as I know you've done for some many others. I'll never be able to look at my Willow Tree angel collection and not think of you. I'll treasure them forever as I will your memory. I'll see you again one day. Love, Donna Jean
By: Tausha Thomas Feb 2, 2004
aunt Shirley was very neat person! and i all loung with the rest who knew her will miss her dearly!!! She was not only a wounderfull aunt, but a good friend. she was a easy person to talk to, and i am not going to greave for the loss of her in flesh but smile because she is still here, in in side each of our hearts!!! I love her and will miss the sound of her voice!!
By: Jeanetta Humphries Feb 2, 2004
By Perry Tanksley

How do we get through our grief? We have our friends, our family and our faith in Christ our Lord.

How do we get through our grief? We recall conversations and laughter with our dear departed one.

How do we get through our grief? We are comforted as we read the precious promises of God's Word.

How do we get through our grief? Our risen Lord draws near to us assuring us of Life Eternal .

On days when we hurt- when we feel all alone Our Savior whispers, "It's better farther on. "

Thinking of you, the family and friends of Shirley, Praying for you, Thankful for you and loving you.
By: Kenneth Thomas Feb 2, 2004
When I think of you....I remember your face and warm smile.

When I think of you....I remember your eyes and feel your sunshine.

When I think of you....I remember your voice and sweet it sounds.

When I think of you....I remember your lips and how honest they spoke.

When I think of you....I remember your ears and how they listened.

When I think of you....I remember your mind and how much wisdom you shared.

When I think of you....I remember your hands and how strong they were to hold

me up.

When I think of you....I remember your legs and how you walked beside me.

I love you and will dearly miss you.

** For so many years we lived miles apart and were not able to spend time

together. After she and Joe moved to Texas we were able to spend more time

visiting and doing things together. But after spending time reflecting on these

visits I realize they were not often enough. I think the time I really cherish

the most is the week I spent with her while she was recuperating from surgery.

We spent a lot of time getting re-aquatinted and sharing old memories.**
By: Mandah Templeton Feb 1, 2004
My prayers are with everyone, especially you Grammy. I love you and we're thinking of you and everyone close to Shirley often. Call if you need me. God Bless all of you.
By: E W Thomas Feb 1, 2004
Shirley was the center of this family. She is the one who kept us all together and several of us agreed she was as close to saintly as most of us can get and wondered why it didn't rub off on the rest of us. She will be sadly missed by myself and all who knew her.
By: James & Marianne McCann Feb 1, 2004
Shirley ann was a special person. I think God must have loved her very much. When He took her home there must have been great rejoicing in heaven. I know the sorrow that has followed in her passing, but let us rejoice in the knowledge that she is with our savior. Shirley was an inspiration to all of us. She showed us how to live life. She took care of her family and helped with cousins who needed her. She was responsible for organizing the family gatherings that brought us together.I know she will be missed, but we were all blessed to have known her. Marianne was especially blessed. She loved Shirley as a sister although they were cousins. A relationship of closeness grew between them from childhood. Now there is a great void left that some must try to step forward and fill for the family. Shirley set the example for us.Can some of us ever keep going what she started. We are family. We will always remember you Shirley Ann. Enjoy your home in Heaven.
By: Carol Mendel Jan 31, 2004
My most profound sympathy goes to the whole family and especially to my friend Jeanetta Humphries. I know how much she loved her sister as she mentioned her to me often. I often heard about family happy times as well as sad times.
By: Peggy Villanueva Jan 28, 2004
When Tomorrow Starts Without Me (author ukn)

When tomorrow starts without me and I'm not there to see If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with rears for me. I wish so much you wouldn't cry the way you did today While thinking of the many things we didn't get to say. I know how much you love me As much as I love you. And each time that you think of me I know you'll miss me too. But when tomorrow starts without me please try to understand That an angel came and called my name And took me by the hand And said my place was ready in heaven far above, And that I'd ahve to leave behind all those I dearly love. But when I walked thru Heaven's gates I felt so much at home When God looked down and smiled at me from His great golden throne. He said, "This is eternity And all I've promised you Today for life on earth is past, but here it starts anew. I promise no tomorrow for today will always last. And since each day's the same way, there's no longing for the past." So when tomorrow starts without me don't think we're far apart, For every time you think of me I'm right here in your heart.
By: Geneva Thomas Hager Jan 28, 2004
These words are taken from a Blue Mountain Art card I had bought and was planning on giving to her on her birthday in May. It goes like this...



"Sisters carry each other in their hearts. Whether they live near each other or far apart, sisters walk through life together. They're there for each other no matter what...sharing everything.



Sisters are connected at the heart and in their blood, and their loyalty to one another is permanent. No one can ever break that bond. They don't give up on each other easily. They have the utmost sensitivity and compassion for one another because they were born into the same family. Sisters aren't afraid to break rules for each other; they defend each other; they take chances for each other; they've cried together and laughed together. They know each other's secrets. They forgive each other when they make mistakes, and they can almost read each other's mind.



Sisters teach each other lessons as they stand by each other in life, and they are there for each other through everything that matters.



No one can ever take the place of a sister. Thank you for being mine. I will carry you in my heart forever and and always."



My dear sister Shirley, my forever friend, no words can begin to describe how much you will be missed.
By: Karla Wolff Jan 27, 2004
I sold your Mom and Joe their home when they moved to Conroe. It was a difficult move for them if you remember. Over the years I have visited with them and enjoyed phone conversations. Shirley will be missed. She kept you in stitches and was a very dedicated lady. I am so sorry for your loss.
By: Linnea Sisco Jan 27, 2004
It has been my privilege to work with Shirley and an honor to know her. She was a delightful lady who loved her family and shared her great joy for living. Her humorous, friendly outlook was contagious. I will miss her and remember her with a smile in my heart. We all loved her.
By: Peggy Villanueva Jan 27, 2004
My sister was always my guiding star, the one I looked up to and many times was the one who helped me thru some very bad times, never advising, never condemning, just there loving at all times. When our mother died in 1982, Shirley told us our home would always be where ever she was. She will always be near me and I look forward to the day when I see her again in our new home.

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