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Shirley Jean Coley

December 25, 1936 — May 7, 2024

Shirley Jean Coley, 87, of Hubbard, Ohio passed away on May 7th, at her home surrounded by family. Shirley was born December 25, 1936, in Pinsonfork, Kentucky the daughter of Virgil and Bonnie (Runyon) Slone. Shirley was a homemaker and loved providing and caring
for her family most of her life. Once her children were grown and on their own, she decided to begin a career in Floral Design which came naturally due to her creative talents. She retired at 71 so that she could care for her ailing husband at home. In the 70’s she enjoyed ceramics, creating many beautiful pieces of art, which she proudly displayed in her home. She always loved gardening, whether it be vegetables or flowers. With her harvest of both, she would make jellies, can vegetables, make delicious meals and design fresh arrangements of flowers to brighten everyones day.
But most of all she loved serving God at Northside Baptist Church in Youngstown, where she has been a member since 1972. She served in many capacities on multiple committees but her calling to service was as a Sunday School teacher. She taught the Gospel of Jesus Christ to children of all ages. As a result, many of those children, now adults, are believers and servants of God still today. Her tender loving care and fervent love for Jesus flooded her home as well, creating a long legacy of believers.

Shirley leaves to cherish her memory her oldest son Danny (Dianna) Coley, her oldest daughter Shelby (Randy) Trumphour, her youngest daughter Bonnie Sue (John) Franklin but sadly her youngest son Steve preceded her in death in 2019. She will be greatly missed by her precious grandchildren Danyal, Jennifer, Johnny, Deanna, Steven, Randy Jr., Kandyce, Sarah, Katie and Jeana. She also has 14 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren with one on the way and her cherished angel in heaven, Lana. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Elijah M. Coley
whom she married January 12, 1953.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the staff of Traditions Hospice and Palliative Care for the care she received in her last days. Also a special thanks to family member, Tonya Fetty, for giving such great care and love to “Grandma”.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution can be made in Shirley’s name, to Northside Baptist Church, 500 Goldie Rd., Youngstown, Ohio 44505.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, May 10th from 4-7 PM at Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 11th at 11:00 AM with calling hours one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

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Visitation

Friday, May 10, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Blackstone Funeral Home

672 Churchill Rd, Girard, OH 44420

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Visitation

Saturday, May 11, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Blackstone Funeral Home

672 Churchill Rd, Girard, OH 44420

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Funeral Service

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Blackstone Funeral Home

672 Churchill Rd, Girard, OH 44420

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