Shirley Anne Cottrell
October 28, 1935 - March 8, 2011
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Shirley A. Cottrell Virginia Beach- Shirley Anne Cottrell, 75, passed away peacefully March 8, 2011. She was born in Bedford, VA. October 28, 1935. Survivors include one brother, Nelson Cottrell, one sister, Dorothy Pipkin, numerous nieces and nephews, and her beloved cat Topaz. Also left to cherish her life is her best friend Norma Barbosa…

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Mark L. Pipkin left a message on March 13, 2011:
My Aunt will be greatly missed by all her family, friends and her beloved cat Topaz.
Scott Pipkin left a message on March 13, 2011:
Shirley you were more than just an aunt to me and more than just a great sister to my mom.Your joy,strength,and courage was monumental in our lives.I will always see you as very beutiful,smart,and with the perfect balance of strength and character.You will always be loved by so many you have touched.
Roxanne Stewart left a message on March 13, 2011:
Aunt Shirley, You were the most courageous woman I have ever known. My Mom was blessed to have you as her sister and I know she would miss you very much if she was able. I loved your laugh and in many ways you were like a mother to me at times in my life. Thank you for being there as you were a sensational listener. I will miss you and I will always love you. Love Roxanne
Lynda Cottrell Oberlander left a message on March 16, 2011:
Aunt Shirley, what I'll remember about her: her unique laugh, her unbelievably positive outlook on life, sitting with her and chatting in her cozy living room, our lunches at her favorite seafood restaurant, her Christmas cards, her thoughtful insight, her love of her family, and above all her down to earh philosphy, her great laughter and her vivaciousness. Lovingly, her niece Lynda.
Teresa Pipkin left a message on March 18, 2011:
Aunt Shirley, I will miss you dearly. You were such an inspiration to us all. Despite your physical handicaps, you still made it to the gym and walked when weather permitted. I'll miss our movie trips on the mitary base and your tasty fruitcake. I know that now you are in a place where there is no pain and physical disabilities. That place is gaining a remarkable human being. Love you.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
JoAnn White left a message on March 24, 2011:
Whenever I walked into the gym I would see Shirley riding the bike. It made my day and all who saw and spoke with her. We enjoyed laugher with her as well as excerise. She often said "I Choose to be Happy" and she spread that feeling as she went about her day. We will miss your smile and you made our days better.
Arthur Dubel left a message on March 31, 2011:
Shirley was about as close to me as to all of you. Even with here passing she is just as close. Her memoriers will go on for ever. Shirley was like a sister to me. We talked every night about every thing from books to recipies, and who was best on "Dancing with the Stars". I will greatly miss these talks; however, I do still talk to her every night.
Dee Fletcher left a message on March 31, 2011:
Shirley, more like a sister than an aunt. I alway thought of her as my "Auntie Mame". She was wild and adventerous with a wicked sence of humor. At the same time she was a warrior ready with her sword to defent those closest to her. She is always in my heart and I too will continue to talk to her.
Cremation Society of Virginia left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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