LYNCHBURG Shirley Harris Burroughs, 81, went to be with the Lord after a long journey with Alzheimer’s July 8, 2019 at Noah’s Landing Senior Residential Care Home in Goode, Va. Mrs. Burroughs was born in Norfolk, Va. to the late John Oscar and Edna Bunch Doughtie Harris.
Survivors include her one son; Lee Ferrell of Anderson, SC; four daughters; Pamela Ferrell of Lynchburg, Leslie MacMillan of VA Beach, Chris Midgett of Shawboro, NC, and Diana Trueblood of Chesapeake; fifteen grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; and two nephews, William ‘Billy’ Harris and William ‘Junior’ Harris. She was preceded by her parents, husband William ‘Bill’ Burroughs; her two brothers, Irving Lee Harris and William ‘Roland’ Harris; and her grandson Robert ‘Robbie’ Steven Midgett. Shirley was a loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother. She was the caregiver to her husband while he was struggling with cancer and was always there for her children. The house was the gathering place for friends and family. No matter the time and day, she made sure everyone had something to eat. You could not go hungry at her house. From picking strawberries on every opening day, to loving and playing games such as Pictionary, Simon Says and Monopoly, she enjoyed being with family and friends. Her family remembers the surprise presents and the occasional chase around the house with a broom.
Visitation will be at Altmeyer Funeral Homes, Chesapeake on Friday at 5:00 pm and Funeral Services will follow at 6:30 pm. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. The family wishes to thank all those who shared her life with us, we would like, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions made to the Alzheimer’s Association at http://act.alz.org/goto/momsguysandgals. *Check donations should be made out to the Alzheimer’s Association and mailed to Alzheimer’s Association Lynchburg Walk Attn: Lynchburg Walk 355 Rio Road West, Ste. 102 Charlottesville, VA 22901
Date: Friday, July 12, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm