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Shirley Ledford
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Shirley Ann
1956 - 2017
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Obituary for Shirley Ledford

Shirley Ann Ledford, age 61, passed away peacefully and went into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, October 29, 2017. She lived in Erwin most of her life before moving to Morganton, NC three years ago. Shirley was a daughter of the late Ralph Junior and Olene Miller Ledford. She was employed by the Dawn of Hope as a custodian. Shirley was a member of Canah Chapel Freewill Baptist Church and attended First Assembly of Morganton. She loved Jesus and enjoyed going to church.

Shirley loved her parents, her little sister, and all of her family members. She loved people unconditionally and had a very forgiving heart. Shirley had a very joyful personality with a big smile on her face and people enjoyed being around her. She loved music and liked to sing. Elvis Presley was her favorite singer! She took her teddy bear, that she named Shirley everywhere she went. Shirley was truly a very special woman and she will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories, her sister, Martha Marie Ledford; one brother, Marvin Danny Ledford and wife, Linda, all of Morganton, NC; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 P. M. until the hour of service on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor John White will officiate at the 2:00 P. M. funeral service. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Ledford family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at

Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Ledford family. (423) 743-1380.
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