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Shirley Robinson Warren

On Wednesday, October 5, 2022, Shirley Robinson Warren of Newport News, formerly Zephyrhills, FL and Mt. Holly, NC went home to her heavenly father. Shirley was born in Asheville, NC on July 21, 1935. She graduated from Biltmore High School and Cecil’s Business School.

On February 14, 1960, she married the love of her life, Chester H Warren who preceded her in death. Shirley went to work for Lowe’s in the 1950s when they only had 5 stores. She worked alongside her husband in the petroleum industry for many years in the Charlotte, NC area as the owners and operators of SEPS, Inc. She was a Past Worthy Matron of the Belmont Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of Stevens Memorial Baptist Church in Newport News.

She enjoyed traveling the country with her husband as they were avid RV’ers. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph E. and Ruby (Kuykendall) Robinson and a brother James Robinson.

She is survived by her children, Lisa Breon(Rick), Faye Lakey(Gary), Mark Warren(Donna) and Michael Warren; seven grandchildren Lori Donatelli (Zach) Austin Warren Joseph Lakey(Taylor), Makenzie Warren, Benjamin Lakey, Michael Warren, Jr. and Hanna Warren; and three great grandchildren Zoe Donatelli, Ava Donatelli and Carly Donatelli. Per the family’s request there will be no public services. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St Jude’s Hospital.

Arrangements are in the care of Peninsula Funeral Home.

1 Comment

  1. Janet Kessler

    I so enjoyed my time spent with Shirley and will miss her greatly! I will send a contribution to St Judes in her memory. She so loved her children and “grans”. Janet Kessler.

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