The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 19, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013


Shirley Ann Minor

Shirley Ann Minor, 69, of Beckley, West Virginia, experienced the most glorious day of her life on Thursday, January 17th, 2013. She looked upon the face of her savior Jesus Christ as He led her by the hand into the Promised Land.

Shirley was born on March 5th, 1943, in Detroit, Michigan, to the late Peter and Mary Strader. She was also preceded in death by her husband James Clifford Minor; two sons Frank Jensen and James Minor Jr.; one beloved grandson Christopher Wise; three brothers Jerry, Mike, and Pete Strader; and one sister Elizabeth Mench. Shirley was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Those left to cherish her in adoring remembrance include two daughters Charlotte (Curt) Slotta of Prescott, MI, and Pheobe (Timothy) Wise of Daniels, WV; three sons Amos (Lisa) Minor of Fireco, WV, Pete (Debbie) Minor of Beckley, WV, and Billy (Tina) Minor of Scarbro, WV; 20 grandchildren and one special adopted granddaughter who all treasured her as the strongest woman they’ve ever known; 15 great-grandchildren; and one very special friend Estelle Barber whom she very fondly referred to as “Mom.”

Shirley was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy located in Oak Hill/Victor, WV, where she enjoyed lifting heartfelt praise to the Lord and spending time in intimate fellowship alongside her beloved brothers and sisters in Christ. She resided at Manor House Apartments where one or her greatest joys was spending time with all of her friends. She enjoyed playing bingo, crafting, crocheting, riding her scooter, and watching SpongeBob with her youngest granddaughter Kayla.

As one of her dear friends once said of Shirley, “To know her was to love her.” Her life reflected that love, most especially in her unconditional devotion to her children and grandchildren.

The family wishes to give special thanks to: RCCOA, Dr. Joseph Golden and staff, Dr. Rajan and Marlena, WVU Ruby Memorial Hospital and staff, PCH Home Health, Trudy Wardensky at Manor House, and many others who are too numerous to mention by name who were actively involved in caring for her. Of special mention are her devoted care-givers Tasha Frederick and her “adopted daughter” Hope Kessler, both of whom she loved very much.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel on Monday, January 21, 2013, at 1 p.m. with her daughter-in-law Pastor Debbe Minor officiating, assisted by Rev. Jimmie Blevins. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley, WV. Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, West Virginia.

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