Shirley Freeman Barbour, 78, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, January 10, 2015 with her family by her side.  Barbour is the mother-in-law of Fritzi Barbour of C. Dan Joyner Realtors.

Born in Easley, she was a daughter of the late Floyd Dorroh and Ethel Fay Sherman Freeman.

She was a graduate of Furman University and also an active member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Service Sorority.

During her marriage she enjoyed living and traveling throughout the country and abroad as an Air Force wife. Upon her husband’s retirement Shirley and her family settled in Mauldin where she was a member of First Baptist Church Mauldin and a member of the Dot Creel Sunday School Class. As the daughter of a florist, she loved flowers of every variety and greatly enjoyed gardening. Family gatherings at the lake house was also a favorite past time. Most importantly was her love and devotion shown to her family and as in Proverbs 31, her husband and children “arise and call her blessed”.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, William H. “Bill” Barbour (Major USAF Ret.); her daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Wes McVay; her son and daughter-in-law, Steven F. and Fritzi Barbour; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Sandra and Dale Turner and Joan and Charles Carswell; and her beloved grandchildren, Austin W. McVay and fiancee Kelly Spaugh, and Meredith J. McVay.

Mrs. Barbour is at The Mackey Mortuary where the family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 5 to 7:00pm. Funeral services will be Thursday morning, January 15 at 10:30am at First Baptist Church Mauldin with the Reverend Wade Leonard officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Source: The Mackey Mortuary