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Shirley Marie Norvell Benard

  • Birth 9 Jan 1948 Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 4 Feb 2012 Southaven, DeSoto County, Mississippi, USA
  • Burial Eddyville, Pope County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 84601143

Obituary for Mrs. Shirley M. Benard

Shirley Marie Norvell Benard
Age: 64 years
A resident of Byhalia, Mississippi and a former resident of Glendale, Illinois.

Passed away Saturday evening, February 4, 2012, at 7:25 PM at Baptist Memorial Hospital – DeSoto in Southaven, Mississippi.

Shirley was born January 9, 1948 in Cairo, Illinois. She was the daughter of Clarence Ernest "Bert" Norvell and Gertrude "Gertie" (Nezval) Norvell.

Shirley was united in marriage to her loving husband Philip Ray Benard for over 30 years.

In addition to her husband, Shirley is survived by:

Her Mother – Gertie Norvell of Golconda, IL
2 Sons – Troy Lee & Kim Cunningham of Smithland, KY
Ron Wayne & Susan Cunningham of Boaz, KY
3 Stepchildren - Linda & Ivan Chapman of Simpson, IL
Michael & Lisa Benard of Glendale, Il
Lisa Aly of Salem, IN
2 Brothers – Mike and Johnny Norvell
3 Sisters – Patricia Wright, Susan Hodson, & Rosa Norvell
10 Grandchildren
7 Great Grandchildren
Her beloved dog, "Cash"

Shirley was preceded in death by:

Her Father – Clarence Ernest "Bert" Norvell
A Brother – Kenneth Wayne Norvell

Shirley was the co-owner/operator of Star Auto Mart in Collierville, Tennessee. She treasured family gatherings, was a wonderful photographer, and loved animals, especially horses and dogs.

Shirley was a loving wife and devoted mother and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

The family will receive friends for a Celebration of Life Service at New Liberty Church, southeast of Eddyville, IL, on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 1 PM.
Pastor Jerry Jackson will officiate. Interment will follow in the New Liberty Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4503 W. DeYoung St., Suite 200C, Marion, IL 62959 (

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  • Added: 6 Feb 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 84601143
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