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Shirley Ann McDonell

Shirley Ann McDonell
Shirley Ann McDonell

Shirley Ann McDonell
March 30, 1951 — November 15, 2023

In Loving Memory of Shirley Ann McDonell
Shirley Ann McDonell, a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mom, and nana, passed away on November 15, 2023, at the age of 72. Born on March 30, 1951, in Richmond, Virginia, she spent most of her life in Silver Springs, Florida.

Throughout her life, Shirley was a beacon of love and kindness, touching the hearts of everyone she encountered. Her journey of devotion began as a church secretary, a role she embraced wholeheartedly. Later, she pursued her passion for education, earning a bachelors degree and dedicating herself to shaping young minds as an elementary school teacher. In addition to her professional life, Shirley volunteered as a childrens Sunday School teacher, leaving an indelible mark on the lives of many.

Shirley’s commitment extended to her family, where she played the roles of daughter, sister, wife, mother, and nana with unwavering love and grace. She celebrated 54 years of
marriage with her beloved husband, Harold R McDonell, Jr. Together, they created a legacy of love and commitment that will endure through the generations.

Her memory will forever be cherished by her three children and eight grandchildren: Tammy Evans (husband, Rob, and children Tyrus and Ethan), Hal McDonell (wife Maggie and children Brandon, Kevin, Angel, and Seth), and Phyllis Hodges (husband, Steve, and children Kailee and Liz). Shirley was also blessed with five great-grandchildren (Leona, Leveigh, Beau, Skylar, and Kinsley), who brought immeasurable joy into her life. As the middle child of three children, she will be missed by her big sister Julia Botelle (Judy) and her baby brother, Donald James

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to The Childrens Ministry at Ocklawaha Bridge Baptist Church, a cause that was dear to Shirley’s heart.

Shirley Ann McDonell will be remembered for the love and warmth she shared with those fortunate enough to know her. May she rest in eternal peace, and may her legacy of love continue to inspire us all.