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Shirley M. (McMillan) Townsend

May 18, 1938 ~ June 29, 2019 (age 81)


Shirley M. Townsend, 81, of 1886 Cascade Street, Fayetteville, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at her home. 

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11am at Mattock Memorial AME Zion Church in Fayetteville.

She was a retired registered nurse at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Fayetteville.

She is survived by a daughter, Jacquelyn Rush of Culpeper, VA. A son, Milton Townsend of Fayetteville. Sisters, Natherline Mathis, Sarah Phillips and Kathy McMillan all of Fayetteville, and Deborah James of Hopkins, SC. A brother, Chalmers McMillan of Fayetteville , along with five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 5-7pm.

In lieu of flowers, in her honor and memory, please make a donation to Mattock Memorial AME Zion Church or The Alzheimer's Association :

Arrangements by Herring Funeral Care & Cremations. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Shirley M. (McMillan) Townsend, please visit our floral store.


July 5, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Herring Funeral Care & Cremations
2720 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Funeral Service
July 6, 2019

11:00 AM
Mattox Memorial AME Zion Church (Fayetteville)

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