Shirley Ann Nunn

  • Born: August 25, 1949
  • Died: January 24, 2013
  • Location: Sunnyvale, Texas

Laurel Land Funeral Home and Cemetery

6000 South R. L. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75232

laurellanddallas@stei.com
Tel. (214) 371-1336

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Shirley Ann Langford was born on August 25, 1949, in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, to Arthur and Lucille Cassimere Bennett. She was the only child born to this parentage. She graduated from Charlton Pollard High School in Beaumont, Texas, in 1968. Shirley went on to attend Lamar University.
Shirley moved to the Bronx, New York, after college, and lived in several places until settling in Dallas, Texas (Houston, Beaumont and Germany). Upon moving to Dallas, she continued her career of almost 25 years with the United States government, joining the Internal Revenue Service branch in 1992. During her career, she fulfilled several roles including EEO Investigator and Tax Specialist.
Shirley traveled domestically and abroad, enjoying places such as Europe and Egypt. During her trip to Egypt in 2010, Shirley experienced baptism in the Red Sea.
In early 2010, Shirley devoted much of her time to co-authoring a book with her daughter "Good Girls Don't Tell". She graciously gave her daughter, Yolanda, permission to finish the last chapter, which is the final chapter of her life. Shirley requested that the proceeds from the book's success go to a non-profit organization to purposed to uplift young girls.
Shirley's generosity was immeasurable. For years, even to her passing, she cared for eight foster children, many of which she maintained contact with after they left her home. She and her children traveled, dined, and enjoyed life to the fullest - none wanted to leave her home.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents. She leaves to cherish precious memories two daughters, Dawn Griffin and Yolanda Langford; four grandchildren, Taylor Langford-Gardner, Zoe Langford, Sydney Griffin, and Ryan Langford; her special cousin-like-sister, Charlene Cassimere; her friends-like-daughters, Michelle (Kevin) Jones and Shawanna Roberts; her Ladies Good Friday Brunch group, started 15 years ago by Edith Shepard; her beloved foster children; and a host of other relatives and friends.


Condolence & Memory Journal

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MOMMY YOU ARE SO TRUELY MISSED. I LOVE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH. YOU ARE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN. IM GONNA STRIVE MY BEST TO BE A GREAT OF GOD JSUT LIKE YOU. AT TIMES I NEED YOU, BUT IVE BEEN LOOKING TO THE HILLS FOR MY COMFORT. MOMMY I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU

Posted by YOLANDA AKA YOSHI LANGFORD - SUNNYVALE, TX - DAUGHTER   August 12, 2013

MS SHIRLEY I MET YOU IN 1997 WHEN I FIRST HIRED WITH IRS AND BONDED. WE ALSO HAVE A MUTUAL CONNECTION (YOLANDA) THOUGH YOU WILL BE MISSED BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN, GOD PICKED ONE OF HIS SPECIAL FLOWERS TO COMFORT HIM...

Posted by BRENDA JACKSON - Roysecity, TX - Friend   February 01, 2013

Shirley was a sweet, gentle, spirit. We were together 2 years ago in Kansas City for training. We all had such a nice time. She will be missed as a coworker and as a friend. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. She is now resting in God's love and care. May God also comfort and keep you during this time.

Posted by Theresa Ward - Little Rock, AR   February 01, 2013

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to Dawn,YoYo and the children,my prayers are with you all.I pray God will keep you covered with the blood of jesus at this time.I love you all,stay prayful and stay strong together now and always,God will see you thru. Love miss Linda Pettigrew

Posted by Linda Pettigrew - Beaumont, TX - friend   January 31, 2013

May you continue to look to the Lord for comfort in the coming days! We can't be there, but know that we are with you in Spirit. We Love You!

Tanya,Dinah, & Dawayne

Posted by Dinah Davis - Beaumont, TX - Cousin   January 31, 2013


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