Shirley Joan (Way) Seifert 09/25/1931 – 09/01/2018 Shirley Seifert went home to heaven on Saturday, September 1, 2018 after complications of pneumonia. For the past 16 years, she lived with her family in Lawrenceville, GA. She was 86. Shirley was born on September 25, 1931 in Pearl River, New York. She graduated from Pearl River High School and worked as an office administrator at several companies in Rockland County. She has two brothers, John (Maureen) Hamilton and Ron Hamilton, and had one sister, Grace Cedras. Shirley married Charles Seifert in 1954. Together they raised two girls, Cynthia Ann and Andrea Ellen. In 1976, Shirley was honoredas a 25-year member of the Ladies Auxiliary Nanuet Fire Engine Company. Shirley and Charlie moved to Florida in 1981 where she worked and retired from M&W Couch Pump Company as Director of Human Resources. She moved to Georgia in 2002 to be close to her daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Shirley loved to read, garden, feed the birds, and spend time with her family. She was a member of the Bethesda Senior Center and active in the Fun Time Club, Garden Club, and Senior Olympics. Her Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Bethesda United Methodist/Nett Church, 444 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30044. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Nett Church at Bethesda for local mission services.

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  1. May God’s promise bring you comfort Revelation 21:4 ‘says And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes , and death will be no more , neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away

  2. MURIEL AND GILES PURVIS. Sept 08,2018 @ 3:30 PM, Shirley was a very special and long time friend. Our families spent many wonderful times together. We will meet again in the family of God.

  3. Shirley contributed so much to the Garden Club at Bethesda Park Senior Center. She brought in plants and magazines to share, answered questions and offered advice. We will miss her so much. I am deeply sorry for your loss.

  4. Today we celebrate Shirley’s life. Meeting Andrea and her family was a Godsend in 1993. We were both widowed, one year apart, childless and motivated by our caregiving experience into healthcare careers. Fast forward to 2002 when Shirley arrived, followed by Lula, my Mother, in 2003. We were the daughters with Mothers who joined our everday lives as we maintained high performance careers. While supporting each other both professionally and personally, we still planned annual birthday teas, Andrea and Shirley’s shared September birthdays, Christmas lunches and the following shopping. Most importantly, there was gardening, the nurturing with comforting results in the midst of aging, declining health and eventual loss. Lula departed in 2013 and now dear Shirley five years later. With our faces surrounded by gray and eyes welling with tears, we continue to celebrate our loved ones, thankful for our memories of so many celebrations along this journey and the blessings found in sharing and nurturing the lives of those we have loved. Shirley is enjoying the most beautiful garden of unlimited joy (and probably sharing her expertise, as well).
    Thank you for sharing your lives and faith with me. Blessings for your family always and in all ways.
    Love – Dee Bradford-Smith

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