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Shirley C. Howell

October 31, 2015

Kill Devil Hills – Shirley C. Howell of Kill Devil Hills, N.C. went to see the Lord unexpectedly of natural causes October 31, 2015 in Chesapeake, Va. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Leroy and Thelma B. Copeland, of Columbia, N.C.

Shirley was born in Columbia, N.C.  She was a trusted senior employee of  the Sea Ranch Hotel working nearly every position in the hotel over its many years in business. Shirley eventually rose to position of general manager.  After retiring, she enjoyed cooking, canning, and gardening.  Shirley especially cherished the time she spent actively serving her church, Son Rise Church of Christ.  Shirley will be remembered most for her kindness and generosity.

Shirley is survived by her two daughters, Barbara Howell of Belle Fontaine, Ohio and Beverly Howell of Manteo, NC; one son, Timmy Howell of Kill Devil Hills; two granddaughters, Amber Carnes of Rushsylvania, Ohio and Charity Duvall of East Greenville, Pa.; two brothers, Leroy Copeland of Columbia, N.C., and Kevin Copeland of Camden, N.C.; four sisters, Janet Cole of Springhill, La., Gentry Roughton of Columbia, N.C, Christine Lilley of Roper, N,C., and Penny Beasley also of Columbia, N.C., six great-grandchildren, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

Following a private urn burial in Columbia, a celebration of Shirley’s life will be held at Son Rise Church of Christ in Kill Devil Hills at 2 pm Thursday November 5, 2015.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Shirley’s memory are gratefully welcomed at Son Rise Church of Christ. Condolences to the family may be expressed via the online registry at Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.