Shirley Ann Flanagan McGuire, 76, of Goldsboro passed away peacefully in her sleep Monday, May 10, 2021 in Florida.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 18, 2021 from 6 until 7:30 p.m. at Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Willow Dale Cemetery in Goldsboro.
Mrs. McGuire was born in Jackson, Mississippi on December 26, 1944 to the late Vernon Franklin Flanagan Sr. and Maude Loraine Meeks Flanagan.
She is survived by her husband, Ray Southerland; one daughter, Lynne McGuire Waddell; one brother, Robert Flanagan; one granddaughter, Macy Waddell Lancaster and husband, Morgan; two great-grandsons, Caiden Waddell and Tucker Lancaster and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene L. McGuire and her brother, Frank Flanagan.
Shirley was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many. Her role as a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother was the most important to her. This is where she drew he strength and left her legacy. She had many names..... Ma. Granny, Mimi, aunt Shirley and Granny Sam. She was not into fashion, glamour or jewels, however, she had a heart of gold. Her family was her treasure. In her earlier years she loved to go fast. She was the very first woman to win the first ever powder puff derby in 1977 at Wilson County Speedway. She also raced go-karts and won a few races against men. She loved baking, especially birthday cakes. She spent many years baking and catering weddings. She loved making trips back and forth to Florida with Ray on the 18 wheeler. Shirley was a beautiful, sweet and loving soul who impacted the lives of everyone, family and friends.
The family is in the care of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.
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