June 19, 1935 - May 23, 2020
Shirley L. Waites, beloved wife of Ernest L. Waites passed away peacefully at the age of 84 on May 23, 2020 at South Central Regional Hospital in Laurel, Ms. She was a 1953 graduate of Ellisville High School in Ellisville, Ms. She married Ernest Lloyd Waites on March 2, 1956. They remained in Laurel until 1969 when they moved with their three children, Marilyn, Jan and Ernie to the New Orleans area. They returned to retire in Laurel in 2005. She was a long-time employee of Porter Steven’s Men’s Appeal in Gretna, Louisiana. She was the bookkeeper and in sales. She had a keen sense of style and customized the wardrobes of clients for many years. She loved the arts and loved to sketch, do cross word puzzles and sew. Her legacy will always be one of strength, love and devotion to her husband and children. Her beautiful smile will be forever in our hearts. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oral Maxell Shaw & Willie Plowman Shaw of Laurel. Pete Blackledge (Sister) of Georgia, Billy Shaw (Brother) & wife, June Shaw of Waynesboro, Maxine Watts (Sister) & husband, Gerald Watts, of Laurel, George Shaw (Brother) of Laurel, Jean Canace (Sister) & husband, William Canace of New Jersey, John Shaw (Brother) of California, Lenora Roberts, (Sister) & husband, Norman “Tuffy” Roberts of Ellisville, and Graham Shaw (Brother) of Laurel. She is survived by her husband, Ernest Lloyd Waites of Laurel and three children, Marilyn Pastor of New Orleans, Jan Waites of Dallas, Texas and Ernie Waites of New Orleans. Two grandchildren, Brandon Burns of New Orleans and Hannah Waites of Dallas, Texas, Mildred (Millie) Shaw (Sister-in-Law) of South Carolina & Eva Rae Shaw (Sister-in-Law) of Laurel and many nieces and nephews Due to COVID restrictions visitation and services will not be held at Memory Chapel Funeral Home. Visitation will be held outside at Ellisville Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. and services will begin at 2:00 p.m. On Friday, May 29, 2020. To sign the online guest book, visit www.memorychapellaurel.com.
Shirley L. Waites, beloved wife of Ernest L. Waites passed away peacefully at the age of 84 on May 23, 2020 at South Central Regional Hospital in Laurel, Ms. She was a 1953 graduate of Ellisville High School in Ellisville, Ms. She married Ernest... View Obituary & Service Information
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