Shirley E. Rountree
July 14, 1930 - August 14, 2016
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Shirley E. Rountree, 86, passed away on August 14, 2016, in her home. She was born July 14, 1930, in Norfolk, Virginia. She was predeceased by her little sister Jean Summerell, and is survived by her nephews Leon, his wife Leann, and Wayne Dextradeur, and her Great nephew Dillon Dextradeur, all of whom she loved…

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Jewell Lim Esposito left a message on August 27, 2016:
Ms. Rountree let me stay in her house when I "ran away" from home during high school; she keyed into my locker at BHS to secretly leave me Kit Kat bars and Reese's cups; she gave me by college backpack, with a few dollars tucked inside for me to grab dinner on her; she let my own kids bring a crab into her house. Heaven better watch out. Her gust of wind which was once ours to experience is going to be blowing through! Cheers to a beautiful soul who guided (taunted and teased) me throughout. You are loved by so many; you are loved by me.
Joyce Walsh left a message on August 22, 2016:
I met Shirley on the feeder road in our walking routine. She always had time for a friendly chat and a treat for the many dogs that crossed her path! You will be missed Shirley! Rest in Peace!
lisa burns left a message on August 21, 2016:
I loved Shirley like my mother. When I attended Bayside, I never knew why, but she took me in under her wing and used to put peanut M&Ms in my locker just to surprise me. I would visit her at the office just to chat about silliness really. She used to tease me about my successes in gymnastics competitions only because I think she knew how proud she made me feel because of them. She sent me popcorn care packages to me when I went away to University of Fla. and she kept the "how are you doing' letters coming the whole way through my college days including MY transfer to Va. Tech. She helped me through very troubled times when I would visit her confused and sad, worried and mad. She always had the 'wise' side shining and the heart I needed her to share with me. I can't say enough good about this person who has mean't so much to me in this lifetime. She met my husband, Rich, which she 'approved of' ha ha after a visit about 4 years ago. We saw her last year and I only wish I could have seen her on her birthday one more time this year. She was real. She was WISE. She was my mentor and it is her values in life I have to know what to do in any circumstance. To her nephews, whom I never had the opportunity to meet...she loved you dearly and you are very fortunate to have had such an amazing person in your family!!!
Patricia Troutt Riter left a message on August 20, 2016:
I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Ms. Rountree. I'm from the Kellam High Class of 1973 and first met her as an 8th grader. She was a wonderful person and will be missed.
Morag Nocher left a message on August 19, 2016:
Ms.Braintree, alias Squirrely, was part rock, part marshmallow. She was so supportive of everything at Bayside High School, especially girls sports. She wouldn't take "no" for an answer, but bent over backwards to help anyone and everyone. I was blessed by her friendship for many years. To her nephews I send my condolences. I know you will miss her, as will I.
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Johnny Cooke left a message on August 19, 2016:
I worked with Ms Rountree at Kellam High School for 13 years. She was such a pleasure to work with. I think of her right now smiling as she did so much of it. Johnny Cooke
Deborah and Paul Lankford left a message on August 19, 2016:
Oh, how we loved our assistant principal Miss Rountree at Bayside High and years later at Green Run High! In the seventies at Bayside, Miss Shirley oversaw our blossoming romance, courtship, and marriage. She was and will always be a true model of kindness, strength, and grace under pressure. We will always love and respect--and miss!--her. No one--whether a student, a teacher, a neighbor, or a nephew could have had a better role model than Miss Shirley Rountree.
Glenda and Edward Futch left a message on August 19, 2016:
We have wonderful memories of Shirley and Ed talking about going "tunaring". She was one of a kind! The world has lost one of its heroes!
Beverley Dixon Rainey left a message on August 19, 2016:
I send special condolences to the family of Miss Rountree! She was one special person that I will always remember ! She always stood up for what was right and good ! So loved that fine lady !
Susan Cockrell left a message on August 19, 2016:
Shirley was a women and young girl's role model. Tough and kind all at the same time. Her door was always open whether at the school or at home-especially at home where once we graduated we were automatically adult peers and never kids again. She loved her dogs mightily and most definitely was "old school North End VAB". I am so sorry to hear of her passing yet I know she was true to herself to the end. Safe passage and give 'em the business in heaven.
Lennie Goldman Hooten left a message on August 19, 2016:
My sincerest condolences to Ms. Rountree's family, both real and those who loved her. That large clan includes all of us whose lives she touched and made better. Whenever I think back to my high school days, she is an important part. I will always remember her.
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