Shirley Cutchin Swindell

February 14, 1929 - April 9, 2003

02/14/1929 - 04/09/2003

Past Services

Friday April 11, 2003
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church
5345 Virginia Beach Blvd
Va Beach, VA 23462
757-497-8330 | Directions
Friday April 11, 2003
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
Rosewood Memorial Park
631 N. Witchduck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757 497-8925 | Directions

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Gary A. Swindell
8 years ago

” Better late then never”

Shirley was more then an Aunt to me. She was someone you could talk to and share with. In January of 1969, I left for the Army with a kiss and a hug. In 1970, I left for Vietnam with a kiss, a hug & a tear. Upon my return in 1971, she crawled on the back of my new Honda motorcycle and around Pembroke we road. 1972 brought a new 340 Duster into my life,which she shared a 60 mile an hour dash down Minuteman Rd with a “smile?:” on her face !!!lol

Little things like this we carry inside forever and share at times like this.

“Tom Jones & I will miss her” !!!!


Sandra L. Copeland
8 years ago

Dear Terry and Family;

I am so sorry to hear of your Mothers’ passing. I remember her fondly as a very nice lady , when I was a young girl and we used to hang out.I hope you and yours , find comfort during this time , and wish you well. Drop me a line via e-mail to let me know how you have been @ ,and if there is anything I can do for you and your family.

Sincerely, Sandi McClellan Copeland

her daughter, Sharon
8 years ago

her candle burned at both ends

she wouldnt last another night

and all the tears and prayers to God

would never make her right

the family sat in stunned silence

shrouded by their grief

waiting for her last breath

that would finally bring her relief

and when her time to pass arrived

I was standing by her side

stroking her hair and talking to her

as she quietly, bravely died

the funeral came, the funeral passed

all flying by in a blur

now I would gladly give my life

for one more day with her

Alice Howell
8 years ago

It deeply saddened me to see Shirley’s name in the newspaper. She was quite a lady. Shirley was an interesting person who loved her family, dolls, and Avon ladies.

I was her Avon lady in the 1980’s.

My sympathy to her family and friends.

Pat Allard
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with Shirley’s family. I met her only a short time ago as my newest Avon customer, but I looked forward to delivering to her, as she allowed me to share in her life and memories. We found our common link as we were both members of St. Gregory. You’re safely home, now, Shirley.

“Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free. I’m following the path God has laid you see. I took His hand when I heard Him call. I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day, To laugh, to love, to work, to play. Tasks left undone must stay that way. I found that peace at the end of the day.

If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joys. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Oh yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with time of sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow, My life’s been full, I savored much. Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief. Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your hearts and peace to thee. God wanted me now; He set me free!”

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John & Barbara Wike
8 years ago

Terry and the Swindell Family,

We are so sorry to hear about your Mom. Please accept our deepest condolences and please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you. Shirley was a great women and will be missed very much.


John & Barbara Wike

michael swindell
5 years ago

i love and miss you mom

michael swindell
4 years ago

love you mom…sharon and terry disrespect your memory