Obituary Details

Shirley Ann Barry

December 6, 1931 - April 19, 2018

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
St. Raphael the Archangel R.C. Church
Date:
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Time:
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Mass

Location:
St. Raphael the Archangel R.C. Church
Date:
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Service Time:
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Cemetery

Information withheld per family request

Notes

All day Thursday Shirley waited for the Lord. The Lord did not rush; neither did gentle, sweet Lady Shirley. Isaiah 30:18 was whispered to her by her husband,Jack.

“Blessed are all who wait for the Lord.”

She lay close to death as Jack and their sons Tom and John loved her into eternal joy. Daughter Alice and her family spoke into Shirley’s ear via cell phone from Michigan. The oldest son, Billy, prayed along from Heaven waiting with open arms to introduce his Mom to Jesus.

At just the right time the Holy Spirit said something like, “OK beautiful Shirley the flowers here are all yellow. The time for waiting is over. The Father, Jesus and I want you here. NOW!”

Long Island was the childhood home of Shirley McWilliams. She and Jack celebrated the Sacrament of Matrimony in 1961. Shirley lived and loved her Catholic faith and while making her final journey to Heaven was nourished by the Holy Eucharist and the Sacrament of The Sick.

Left behind to continue their own journeys to God are Jack, Tom, John, Alice and her husband, Dave; and five grandchildren, Patrick, Shannon, Michael, Brian and Kathleen. Her beloved nieces and nephew, Therese Rogers, and D. A. and David Hayden along with friends beyond measure mourn yet rejoice.

The funeral Mass and Inurnment will be held at Saint Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church in Raleigh Thursday, April 26th, at 11:00 a.m. with a gathering one hour before at 10:00 a.m. and a reception following the Inurnment.

She waited for her Lord Jesus; He came and she is totally healed.
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April 23, 2018
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Posted by:
kathy dibari
Posted on:
April 26, 2018
Shirley was the sweetest person and most fantastic cook. It was an honor to have known her. We have fond memories of our two families who shared many fun times together over the years. Ann Mannucci and family. May she rest in eternal peace.
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Mark, Ann and John O'Neill
Posted on:
April 26, 2018
...I didn't know Mrs. Barry well, but I've known her daughter, Alice, for more than 30 years. For parents to instill faith, good morals, great character and dedication to friends into a child is hard enough, these days. Mrs. Barry and her husband did just that, which tells me what saints they are. God has Mrs. Barry now, but prayers continue for the whole family, particularly Mr. Barry, her husband. Rest assured, she is never far from you, and the reunion will be glorious! God Bless. Mark O'Neill / Preston, CT
Posted by:
Louis Alexander Jr
Posted on:
April 24, 2018
It was an honor and pleasure to know Shirley. She was a prayer warrior and blessing to all who knew her. RIP my dear sister in Christ.
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Visitation

St. Raphael the Archangel R.C. Church
5801 Falls of the Neuse Road
Raleigh, NC 27609

Mass

St. Raphael the Archangel R.C. Church
5801 Falls of the Neuse Road
Raleigh, NC 27609

Cemetery

Unknown Location