Shirley Jean Funk age 83 of Boones Mill passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020 in Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family.
She retired from the Franklin News Post with many years of service and was a member of Halesford Baptist Church.
She was born on June 25, 1936 a daughter of the late Herman and Ruby Dean Hudnall. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Glenwood Nelson Funk.
She is survived by her loving children, Tanya Hylton (Jim), Michael Javier (Polly), Tammy Javier (Mark), Robin Miller (Gary), Jeffrey Funk (Patty), Mark Funk (Rosemary), Timmy Funk (Sandra), Bobby Funk; former daughter-In-law, Cindy Funk; 14 Loving Grandchildren; 17 Loving Great-Grandchildren all of whom loved their “BeMaw” and she adored them; two loving Brothers, Herman Hudnall, Jr. (Melisande) and Jimmy Dean Hudnall. She is also survived by her special friends, Mary Ellen Amos, Sally Sirry, Lucy Kirkpatrick, Joann and Todd Everett; her kind and loving caregiver, Amanda Tubaugh.
Shirley’s family would like to give a sincere and heartfelt thanks to the entire staff of Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital for their loving and compassionate care shown and given to their mother and to the family.
The family will accept flowers or memorial contributions may be given in her name to Halesford Baptist Church, 2485 Lost Mountain Road, Wirtz, VA 24184.
Funeral services will be conducted 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Conner-Bowman Funeral Home with Pastor Melvin Harris officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 8th one hour prior to the service beginning at 11:00 a.m.
"A mother is a selfless, loving person who sacrifices many of her wants and needs for the wants and needs of her children. That was our mother, having eight of her own and then caring for the children of family members, friends, and neighbors. Our home was always open to the many "kids" that passed through, whether to have a meal or an extended "sleepover". We had one strict rule at our home-everybody had to be at the dinner table together. Talking, laughing, Dad telling jokes, Mom saying "Hon, you are terrible!". These and many other memories are what we will cherish and hold in our hearts forever. Thank you, Mother, for giving us the life lessons that we needed and the bond to each other that will help us to try and live without you. You will be greatly missed."
Arrangements by Conner-Bowman Funeral Home, 62 VA Market Place Drive (Route 220 @ Wirtz Road) Rocky Mount. www.connerbowman.com (540)334-5151