Shirley Hindle

Obituary of Shirley Patricia Hindle

Shirley Patricia Hindle, of Rome, Georgia, passed away February 21st, at 6:48 a.m. on her 77th birthday. She passed peacefully surrounded by family members and a final birthday tribute. She had an amazing departure as her final days were spent enjoying one of her favorite places on earth, Perdido Key, Florida. She shared this week with her loving husband Roy Hindle, youngest daughter Cherie McCann, and the dolphins that she enjoyed watching from her 6th floor balcony. She also enjoyed some of her favorite foods and restaurants that she’d spent decades sharing with us, her family, and many beloved friends. It was a truly amazing week topped only by what had to have been the most ultimate and amazing birthday party ever in heaven! She will be deeply missed but never forgotten. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri on February 21, 1946 to Gladys Pryor and James Wishon. She was later raised and loved by an amazing stepfather, Cleo Pryor. Shirley graduated from high school in 1963 but not before meeting the love of her life and husband of 57 years, Roy Hindle. It’s true that opposites attract as she was a true rebel roller skating through the school halls while Roy was busy studying and being a scholar and athlete. They married and had two daughters. Shirley was an amazingly caring and supportive mother. She taught us how to deeply love each other and be a devoted family! She taught us strength in difficult times and how to laugh and throw caution to the wind in cherished countless unforgettable moments! Shirley also managed to find time to be a successful businesswoman. She and her husband co-founded their own business in 1980 named Dixie Graphics. Shirley was an astounding typesetter with lightning speed and would work all through the night to get the job done. Their company was built on hard work and solid family values as her mother Gladys Pryor, her sister Janet Rolens and many other family member that happened to visit was swiftly put to work. DG is still in family operation today by her daughters, Denise and Cherie and granddaughter, Ashley. Shirley enjoyed spending her retirement years shopping online for all the things we never realized we needed. Her family was always amused by the contents of the packages delivered by UPS. She enjoyed watching westerns with her husband and spending as much time as possible with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren whether in her home or on all the INCREDIBLE family vacations they shared together over the years . She was a friend to everyone she met and never too busy or tired to be there for anyone who needed to talk. She showed us the true meaning of a mother and friends selfless love. She was the rock of our family and everyone’s biggest cheerleader! She was full of love for her Granddaughters and blessed to see them grow into amazing women raising remarkable families of their own. An inspiration to her two grandsons who she loved deeply through their journey to adulthood. She was so very proud of them both. Her influence can be seen in their lives today as they continue to carry on her memory. And her Missouri roots were never forsaken as she will be remembered as an amazing aunt to many nieces and nephews who still share wonderful memories and called and traveled from Missouri to speak to her on her last moments on earth in Florida. The true joy of her life was her devotion and love for her family! She spent the remaining 20 years of her life battling many earthly illnesses, multiple myeloma, kidney cancer, sepsis (twice), recently battling covid and winning. She always found the strength to defeat the illness and return to another day spent with her loved ones! She succumb to her final battle when waking to a brain aneurism, a hemorrhagic stroke on February 17th. Her final days were spent visiting with family and listening to memorable oldies! Her husband’s final song sung to her in solo was a tribute with “Down by the Old Mill Stream”! Family: Shirley is survived by husband, Roy Hindle, daughters, Denise Hindle (Sandra Arthur) and Cherie (Frank) McCann, Grandchildren, Ashley (Erol) Rodriguez, Kelley (Adam) Simmons, Carey (Britt) Baker, Colin McCann and Frank McCann, Great-grandchildren Faith Bunch, Christian and Camdyn Rodriquez and Isla Baker. She is preceded in death by her fathers, James Wishon and Cleo Pryor, her mother Gladys Pryor and her sister Janet Rolens. The family will be holding a celebration of life for Shirley at a later date in April. It will not be a memorial but a joyous time to remember a life well lived and loved. We will announce the date and location as soon as plans are finalized. Her Journey’s Just Begun Don’t think of her as gone away, her journey’s just begun Life holds so many facets, this earth is only one. Just think of her as resting from the sorrows and the tears In a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days or years. Think how she must be wishing that we could know today How nothing but our sadness, can really pass away. And think of her as living in the hearts of those she touched For nothing loved is ever lost and she was loved so much.
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