Shirley Virginia Shivers

Sunrise: June 21, 1939

Sunset: January 7, 2024

Shirley Virginia Shivers  was born on June 21, 1939 in Norfolk County to the late Mabel and Rufus Harper.  She attended the Cornland School, a one-room schoolhouse in Chesapeake. She was employed at Stewart Sandwiches in Norfolk for many years as a Shift Leader. She was also employed at Indian River High School as a cook for many years.

Shirley was a member of Solid Rock Worldwide Outreach Ministries in Chesapeake for many years. She liked playing cards and spending time with family members.  Her favorite pastimes were watching Madea movies, soap operas, and attending plays.  She loved to crack jokes, cook, eat fried fish, seafood, and home-cooked meals.  And she loved having visitors.

Shirley passed away on  January 7, 2024. In addition to her parents, she is  predeceased by her husband Mills Shivers, predeceased by her son, Anthony Eugene Skinner (Alison); and predeceased by her daughter Deborah Ann Nichols. She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Robert Lee Skinner, Jr. (Lisa); her daughters, Denise Marie McQuillia and Elizabeth Benjamin, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Viewing Tuesday, January 23, 2024 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Wednesday, January 24, 2024 12:30pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    Barbara Powell Sykes says

    Our prayers and condolences

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      Tamiko Cherry says

      Praying for the entire family. Ms. Shirley was a beautiful person. She will truly be missed.
      I love ya’ll.

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    Jennifer Stewart says

    Shamika, I am deeply saddened to hear of your grandmother’s passing. Losing a loved one is never easy, but please remember that she will forever hold a special place in your heart and memories. May she rest in peace, and may you find solace in the love and support of your family and friends during this trying time.

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      Barbara E Cross says

      Robert and family, may God give you all strength, peace and comfort during this difficult time.
      Ms Shirley was a beautiful lady, now she’s resting in Paradise.

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    Sheila Overton says

    Our prayers are with you all. Our sincere sympathy and deepest condolences go out to you all. Mother Shirley Shivers was a sweet person with a great sense of humor. She was not afraid to to speak and we valued what she said to us. Through the years, we had the best talks and prayers together. May the Lord God give you all his Divine Comfort, Peace, and Strength. May the Lord God wrap his loving arms around you all to console you. May the Lord God keep you all safe in his care. Amen. We love you all.

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    Addie Odom & Family says

    Robert, Denise, and Family
    The loss of your mother and my Buddy has saddened our entire family; she was a wonderful friend. I extend my heartfelt sympathies for your loss and wish you and your family strength during this difficult time. Shirley was a compassionate and caring person who touched the lives of many. She was my closest and most cherished friend. I shall miss our long talks, laughter, and uplifting conversations that my Buddy and I shared. We will keep you and your family in our hearts and prayers.

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    Vanessa Smith says

    Mrs . Shirley was a nice lady I mate her through my mom LeeLee she lived by her.she will be miss my mother’ gives her condolences. We are praying for her family.

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