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Shirley Ann (Edwards) Thomas

October 27, 1939 ~ April 2, 2022 (age 82)


Shirley Ann Edwards Thomas, age 82, of Lillington, NC, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2022, at Harnett Central Hospital in Lillington.

She was born in, Harnett County on, October 27, 1939, to the late Jesse Ray Edwards and Allie McNeill Edwards.  Shirley worked as a Register Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at Central Carolina Hospital of Sanford, Veterans Administration of Fayetteville, and Betsy Johnson Hospital of Dunn.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elbert Ray Thomas; sister, Eunice Gilmore; brothers, Gerald and JR Edwards and a great-grandchild, Hayden Spivey.  Shirley was a life-time member at Holly Springs Baptist Church.

She is survived by her children, Shirl Yarborough (Ricky) of Sanford; Daryl Wilson (Teresa) of Lillington; special cousin, Nell Blakley; six grandchildren, Lori Carroll, Jennifer Yarborough, Whitney Wilson, Candace Wilson, Karrie Bundy, and Austin Haire; five great grandchildren, Kaley Carroll, Addison Carroll, Cameron Carroll, Kyleigh Taylor, and Kale Taylor.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, from 6 to 8PM at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.  The funeral will be held at Holly Springs Baptist Church on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 2PM with Rev. Jerry Parsons and Rev. Scott Yow presiding.  Burial to follow in the church cemetery.

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April 5, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home
600 West Main Street
Sanford, NC 27332

Funeral Service
April 6, 2022

2:00 PM
Holly Springs Baptist Church
385 Holly Springs Church Rd
Broadway, NC 27505

April 6, 2022

2:45 PM
Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery
385 Holly Springs Church Road
Broadway, NC 27505

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