Shirley L. Cousins

Sunrise: August 16, 1938

Sunset: August 6, 2018

Mrs. Shirley L. Cousin, age 79, passed away peacefully on Monday August 6, 2018 at Leigh Memorial Hospital in Norfolk, Va.   She was born to the late Fred Everette and Mary Overton Everette on August 16, 1938, in Norfolk, Va.

Shirley Cousin was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School and worked in the Norfolk Public School System for several years.  She was an active member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church and participated on the J. W. Matthew Usher Board. She was also a member of the Huntersville Senior Club.

She is preceded in her death by her late husband, Arthur Cousin and three siblings, She is survived by two brothers and four sisters. Shirley is also survived by her four children, seven grandchildren, one Godchild and twenty-one great grandchildren, a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and beloved friends.

Viewing Monday, August 13, 2018 Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Avenue Service Tuesday, August 14, 2018 11:00am Antioch Missionary Baptist Church 525 Dinwiddie Street Norfolk, VA 23523 Interment Calvary Cemetery 1600 St. Julian Avenue Norfolk, VA 23504

Send Flowers


  1. reply
    Lezeria Marsh says

    Condolences to family and friends on the loss of your loved one. Keeping all uplifted in my thoughts and prayers for she will be missed. I have pictures from Sunday mornings at church with her and her amazing hats and remembering her beautiful smile. God has her in His arms and we will forever have her in our hearts.

  2. reply
    Victor Billups says

    Our condolences to the Everett family on the loss of your dear Shirley. We remember her from
    our time in Liberty Park, in Norfolk, from over 50 years ago. She was always such a pleasant young lady. Pause often to remember the good times and thank the Lord for His allowing us to share her over her lifetime. May God bless and keep you all always. The Billups Family

  3. reply
    Tony & Valerie Acevedo says

    Our Prayers are with the Everett and Cousins Family. We had the pleasure to fellowship with Me. Shirley and it was a true joy. Her beautiful smile could brighten any room she enter. You will be truly missed by many. Heaven has gain a Wonderful Angel. RIP Auntie Shirley. You will live in our hearts forever. Love You Always, Tony & Valerie Acevedo.

  4. reply
    Harvey R Lee Sr says

    To Joe Hooker and the family of Mrs. Shirley Cousins. My family and I send our deepest sympathy and pray God’s comfort in your hour of bereavement. We are sorry we can not be there with you to celebrate Mrs. Cousins life, but e are praying this event will be a celebration and not a funeral service. This is from Harvey Lee and family, BTW class of 75 and ex residence of Poplar Halls.

  5. reply
    Vernell Gray says

    To The Family of Shirley Cousin
    You have my condolences keep the Faith and stay strong.
    Vernell Gray & Family 2018

  6. reply
    Regina Smith says

    To Dana Graham and family!!!! You have my deepest sympathy!!! I’m praying for God to comfort and strengthen you all in this time of sorrow!!!!! Ms Shirley will be missed but never be forgotten!!!!! I will forever cherish her memories!!!! Love you all!!!!!!

Leave a Reply


Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

P 757.628.1000 • F 757.545.9148

© 2018 Metropolitan Funeral Service