Shirley Ann Willcox

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FORT WORTH-Shirley Ann Willcox passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at the age of 74 after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease and Corona Virus.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2020, at Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main Street, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114.
Graveside Service: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2020, at Calvary Cemetery in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to either the Parkinson’s Voice Project or the Brown Trail School of Preaching.
Shirley was born March 17, 1946 to the late Lee Vern Free and Floy Odane Starr. Shirley loved the Lord and His church and her family. She will be remembered for her involvement in church events, whether it be welcoming new members, opening her home, or organizing fellowship events. She loved sewing, singing and writing skits to entertain at various functions. These abilities were cut short by Parkinson’s disease. Yet Shirley struggled to do everything that she possibly could. Shirley was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and daughter and was dearly loved by her family and friends.
The family expressed their gratitude to the many doctors, nurses and therapists who have assisted Shirley over the years.
Shirley is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Bobby Morris Free; and sister, Irma Lee Wallace.
Survivors: Husband of 55 years, Berry James (Jim) Willcox, Jr; three children and families, Rob and Chris Willcox, daughters, Brittanie and Brianna; Scott and Kris Willcox, children, Audrey and Calvin; and Christie and Ben Bailey, children, Nathan and Hannah; brothers, Jack Free and wife, Patsy, Dennis Free and wife, Ruth; sister, Vickie Williams and husband, Steve; sister-in-law, Sara Riley; numerous nieces and nephews.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St
(817) 335-4557

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#1 Comment By Wendy Perrin On May 15, 2020 @ 7:41 am

Sending my love and prayers. I am sorry for your loss but also giving praise to God for Ms. Shirley’s complete healing and eternal life.
– Wendy Perrin

#2 Comment By Don Little On May 15, 2020 @ 9:41 pm

Sending my prayers for Shirley, Jim, and family. May God be with you all.

#3 Comment By Judy Johnson On May 16, 2020 @ 6:06 pm

Lean on the Lord and He will carry you and family through this most difficult time. I am praying for all of you! God Bless you my dear friend!

#4 Comment By Suzanne Seely Fakhari On May 17, 2020 @ 9:49 pm

Shirley was a lovely Christian lady who was warm and kind, cheerful just about all the time. I will remember her as a great example of a faithful Christian. I am sorry for Jim’s loss and all her friends and family’s loss, but eternally grateful for her and happy she is with Jesus.

#5 Comment By Chris Willcox On May 18, 2020 @ 1:25 am

Thank you Wendy. Shirley lived a Christian life. We find comfort in knowing that she will spend her eternity in heaven with Our Precious Lord and Savior.