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 Shirley <I>Rhodes</I> Irwin

Shirley Rhodes Irwin

Death 22 Oct 2017 (aged 72)
Burial Carencro, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 184669698 · View Source
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LAFAYETTE- Funeral services will be held Friday, October 27, 2017 at 2:00p.m. in Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel in Carencro for Mrs. Thomas Irwin, age 72, the former Shirley Rhodes, who passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospice in Lafayette.

Interment will be in Evangeline Memorial Gardens in Carencro. Pastor James Craft of Calvary Baptist Church will officiate at the services.

Mrs. Irwin was a resident of Lafayette for most of her life and was a 1963 graduate of Northside High School. She retired as a claims representative for the Louisiana Social Security Office after thirty years of employment. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Lafayette and Eastern Star for many years serving as Worthy Matron and various positions. Mrs. Irwin loved crafting and traveling to Antebellum Homes throughout the state of Louisiana.

Survivors include her husband of fifty-four years, Thomas William Irwin of Lafayette; two sons, Thomas Daniel "Danny" Irwin of Lafayette and Scott Christopher Irwin, Angel, of Carencro; one daughter, Adeline Angelle Irwin Newsom of Lafayette; six grandchildren, Gerald Poirrier, Kyler Irwin, Morgan Irwin, Bailey Sims, Cody Newsom and Kaitlyn Newsom; two great-grandchildren, Camden Scott Irwin and Sophie Rene Irwin; two brothers, William Eugene Dark of Jonesboro and Oscar Rhodes of Lafayette; and one sister, Doris R. Bridges of Saraland, AL.

She was preceded in death by one son, Todd William Irwin; her parents, Daniel Webster Rhodes and the former Ethel Rae Lindsay; one brother, Charles Edmond Dark; and one sister, Louise Dark Hunter.

The family requests visiting hours be observed from 9:00 a.m. Friday until service time on Friday.

Pallbearers will be Danny Irwin, Scott Irwin, Clay Cook, Larry Bryant, Ross Bryant and Cole Bryant.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in the name of Mrs. Shirley Irwin be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital Network online at: Shriner's Children Hospital Network- Donate; by phone: 855-401-4897 or by mail: 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL. 33607.

Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4417 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337)-896-3232, is in charge of arrangements.




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