Bertha Greene Shirley, 86, of Stony Fork Road, Deep Gap, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday morning, May 16, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her four girls.

She was a member of Mount Paran Baptist Church for over 50 years. Her relationship with Jesus Christ, her Lord and savior, was first and foremost in her life. She prayed continuously, and knew God answered prayer. She deeply loved her family and friends, and never met a stranger.

She is survived by four daughters, Betty Miller and husband, Payge, of Deep Gap, Linda Pariseau and Raymond of Boone, Vicky Miller and David of Wilkesboro and Libby Ward and husband, Randall, of Boone; two granddaughters, Brittney Calhoun and husband, Steve, of Warrensville and Tenessia Hayes and husband, Patrick, of Boone; one grandson, Joe Greene and wife, Kimberly, of Boone; and nine great-grandchildren, Ethan and Eli Greene, Logan and Preston Trivette, Cayman and Ireland Yve and London Hayes and Ethan and Grayson Miller. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and her special friends, Ella Mae Mash, Wilma Greene, Shelia Jordan, Luella Marley, Clyde Simmons and Pam Isaacs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Freeman Shirley; her father and mother, Jerome and Chanie Eller Greene; one son, Carl Freeman Shirley Jr.; two daughters, Nonnie Sue and Evelyn Marie Shirley; six brothers, Paul, Midas, Roscoe, Jess, Dallas and Jasper Greene; and three sisters, Virgie LoveJoy, Alma Hamby and Elizabeth Albert.

Funeral services for Bertha Greene Shirley were conducted Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 3 p.m. at Mount Paran Baptist Church, 3795 Wildcat Road, Deep Gap. The Rev. Rick Cornejo, the Rev. Cecil Hamby, the Rev. Sherrill Wellborn and Joe Greene officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends, from 1:30 until 3 p.m. at the church, prior to the service.

Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Medi Home Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 102, Boone, N.C. 28607.

Online condolences may be sent to the Shirley family at Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.


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