Shirey, 88, of Greenville, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at her
residence. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at
10:30 a.m. at Ridgecrest Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Memoryland
Johanna was born November 11, 1931 in
San Antonio, Texas to C. H. and Ima Neal Griffin. She married David
Shirey on November 29, 1952 in San Antonio, Texas. She was graduate of
Baylor University. She worked as a homemaker and also taught wives and young
mothers at home and at church Bible studies.
She was also a marriage counselor and a director for children’s choirs.
A number of her poems and articles were published. She was a member of
First Baptist Church of Rockwall.
Johanna is survived by her husband,
David Shirey of Greenville, daughter,
Sheila Patterson and husband, Ken Patterson of Abilene; sons, Tom Shirey
and wife, Kathy of Greenville, Stewart Shirey and wife, Elmyra of Haslet;
grandchildren, Daniel Patterson, Aaron Patterson and wife, Alexa, Johanna Cole and
husband, Logan, Isaac Patterson, Ian Patterson, Carrie Patterson, John
Patterson, Zeke Patterson, Levi Patterson, Isabelle Patterson, David Shirey III
and wife, Olivia, Benjamin Shirey and wife, Neely, Joshua Shirey and wife,
Beth, Ethan Shirey and wife, Lizzie, Micah Shirey and wife, Lindsay, Elizabeth
Follett and husband, Luke, Nathan Shirey and fiancé, Baylor Buzby, Sarah
Shirey, Barrett Shirey and wife, Kaelynn, Courtney Durham and husband, Grant,
Emily Johanna Shirey; great-grandchildren, Hazel Cole, Ledger Cole, Vanessa
Shirey, Alina Shirey, Sofia Shirey, Leryn Shirey, Rowyn Shirey, Zoe Shirey,
Ransom Shirey, Graham Shirey, Gemma Shirey, Griffin Shirey, Pierce Shirey,
She is preceded in death by her
brothers, C. H. Griffin, Jr., Deel Griffin and sister, Gloria Bagwell.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be
made to Gideon International. www.gideons.org