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Obituaries

  • Shirley Risinger Powell

    Shirley Risinger Powell

Shirley Risinger Powell, 79

June 25, 2015

Shirley Risinger Powell

Shirley Risinger Powell

Shirley Risinger Pow­ell, 79, of Engle­wood, Fla., passed away peace­fully at her home Thurs­day evening, June 25, 2015, sur­rounded by her two daugh­ters and the spirit of all that loved her.

She was born and raised in Bates­burg, S.C., to the late Julian and Ardella (Dick­ert) Risinger. She grad­u­ated from Colum­bia Hos­pi­tal Nurs­ing School in 1957 as a reg­is­tered nurse and spent her career car­ing for oth­ers in var­i­ous spe­cial­ties. In her retire­ment years, she worked in flo­ral sales at Buddy’s Florist in Dentsville, S.C., and loved it tremendously.

She was an avid reader and loved road trips, all things beach, Elvis, bird watch­ing and NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon.

She moved to Engle­wood in 2014 and spent her time enjoy­ing the Florida sun­shine and was fas­ci­nated with the land­scape and its wildlife, espe­cially the birds. The red car­di­nal was her favorite bird and she found peace, com­fort and joy in spot­ting them.

Sur­vivors include her spouse of 58 years, Lomus “Wes” Pow­ell; daugh­ters Ann “Prisy” (David) Grimes of Engle­wood; Ann-Marie “Boo” (Der­rick) Hicks of Nor­mal, Ill.; as well as two grand­chil­dren, Matthew Topete and Ans­ley Hicks; and sev­eral nieces and nephews.

Shirley is pre­ceded in death by two lov­ing sons, Michael “Mike” and Andrew “Andy” Pow­ell, and a beloved sis­ter, Susan “Sue” Smith.

In lieu of flow­ers, con­tri­bu­tions may be made in the mem­ory of Shirley Pow­ell to the char­ity of your choice.

Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Funeral Home with Pri­vate Cre­ma­tory has been selected to han­dle arrange­ments.  You may share a mem­ory with the fam­ily at www.englewoodfh.com