ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Shirley Wilson 80 years old , born on February 22, 1931 and passed away on November 5, 2011. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Lee Anne Bury on November 5, 2015
Four years. How much life has changed since we said goodbye. More and more as I become older, I need to talk with you and I understand so much more about "our" role in the family and in life. I am having a very hard time understanding how some daughters can shut out their mothers from their lives. I'm learning every day that our relationship was one that no one on earth had because they aren't/weren't us. I miss that dearly but am so happy that we had it. Thank you for all you have done for me. Love you, Mom!!
Posted by Lee Anne Bury on November 7, 2012
It's been one year and I can honestly say now that I am so comforted that I spent the last hours with you. I will treasure them always and will never forget your last breath--as you told me, "this will be something that you will never forget". I'm not sure I will never fully understand the depth at which you were speaking. But I can feel it.
Posted by Lee Anne Bury on November 5, 2012
Here's what I posted on FB --I haven't posted anything, yet, but I will tonight. I am thankful that I had my mother for 80+ years. I know that there are many people in my life who have not been able to share with their Moms what I did with her in the last years and I am so thankful that I was able to be there for her. It may seem very, very strange, on the 1st anniversary of her death
Posted by Jill DeLadurantaye on April 23, 2012
I was thinking about you today and remembering how great you always were at giving gifts. You would pay attention to things I would say in passing and makes mental notes for Christmas and birthdays. I loved that on the morning of my wedding you gave me a pair of foo foo fuzzy slippers because I had told you once how I thought they were so cool! And there was my "Gone With The Wind" book!
Posted by Jill DeLadurantaye on February 22, 2012
Today is your birthday, Granny. I miss you more and more everyday. I wish we could be together today celebrating you. I will sign off in my usual way whenever I sent you a card or note...Love ya, Gran! Xoxoxo
Posted by Lee Anne Bury on January 22, 2012
Mom was her own character, one of her own making. She loved to dance, grow vegetables, crochet baby clothes for her grandchildren, play bridge, talk, learn, and listen. The greatest gift to me was her listening. I could say whatever I needed to, even if it wasn't a popular opinion and she disagreed. I was allowed to have my thoughts. Only one other person in my life gives me that.

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Posted by Lee Anne Bury on November 5, 2015
Four years. How much life has changed since we said goodbye. More and more as I become older, I need to talk with you and I understand so much more about "our" role in the family and in life. I am having a very hard time understanding how some daughters can shut out their mothers from their lives. I'm learning every day that our relationship was one that no one on earth had because they aren't/weren't us. I miss that dearly but am so happy that we had it. Thank you for all you have done for me. Love you, Mom!!
Posted by Lee Anne Bury on November 7, 2012
It's been one year and I can honestly say now that I am so comforted that I spent the last hours with you. I will treasure them always and will never forget your last breath--as you told me, "this will be something that you will never forget". I'm not sure I will never fully understand the depth at which you were speaking. But I can feel it.
Posted by Lee Anne Bury on November 5, 2012
Here's what I posted on FB --I haven't posted anything, yet, but I will tonight. I am thankful that I had my mother for 80+ years. I know that there are many people in my life who have not been able to share with their Moms what I did with her in the last years and I am so thankful that I was able to be there for her. It may seem very, very strange, on the 1st anniversary of her death
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Nine Years too many.

Shared by Lee Anne Bury on February 22, 2020
It's amazing that it's been 9 years because I still forget and want to talk to you, then remember that you're gone.  I often think, " oh, she'd be 87, 88, whatever, and think that's not old enough to be gone. 80 was too young and I remember what you said to Aunt Cissy.  That you did it your way.  But it wasn't our way, we all miss you and want you here with us.  I've been thinking about the questions that are unanswered and the things we should have talked about.  So the memories of our favorite times of the things you did are not as important as the thoughts we shared  and the ones I wish we had more time for.  Missing you and loving you.  Lee Anne oh, and Happy Birthday!