After an aggressively short battle with cancer, Shirley Holcombe passed away in the comfort of her home on October 12, 2022.
Born in La Grange, Texas on January 30, 1967 to a strong and independent mother, Lucile Phillips.
In 2001, Shirley and Lonnie Holcombe, Jr., were married. They shared 21 wonderful years of marriage together.
Shirley was an amazing wife to Lonnie and she excelled at supporting him during his career and thereafter. Shirley spent 21 years pampering Lonnie and thus, showing her stepchildren what a strong marriage looks like, even during the ups and downs. Even in her final days, Shirley’s only concern was of her beloved husband, Lonnie. Lonnie will carry her memory close to his heart until they meet again.
Shirley endeavored in many professional capacities during her life, but her role as a wife, mother and Nanna were her greatest passions. She was a fiercely dedicated mother. She raised three strong willed stepchildren, as if they were born to her. Their successes are a direct result of Shirley’s love, devotion, and parental guidance. She was their biggest supporter, the first to unapologetically redirect them when they fell off tract and the only one who could motivate them to do better in life.
Shirley leaves behind her husband, Lonnie Holcombe; her stepchildren, Mellissa Whitfield, Misty Perez and Michael Holcombe; her sons-in-law, Rodney Perez & Willie Whitfield; her amazing mother, Lucille Phillips; her loving sisters, Belinda Donop, Mary Villanueva, Lucille Beyer, Jacquelyn Phillips; her brother, James Hopkins, whom she absolutely adored; her many loving grandchildren, who will forever miss their Nanna, and biological children, Mark Blaschke, Megan Blaschke & Michael Lleverino.
While we are comforted by the knowledge that Shirley is now in Heaven, we appreciate privacy during this time of mourning. In lieu of condolences, please pray for strength and guidance for our family.
Mom, we will miss you every day and will never forget our promise to take care of dad until you are reunited. We love you so much. We know you are dancing in the sky holding Granny’s hand now.