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Shirley Ann Gingell

March 3, 1942 April 24, 2021
Shirley Ann  Gingell
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Obituary for Shirley Ann Gingell

Shirley Ann Gingell, age 79 of Metamora, passed away on April 24, 2021, in the comforts of her home and with her family by her side. She was born on March 3, 1942, in Pontiac, MI to Abraham and Ethel Smith. Shirley enjoyed helping others and volunteering her efforts at Lapeer Regional Hospital for many years. She loved tending to her gardens, spending time in nature observing wildlife, and the simple joy of spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Shirley is survived by her two children Tammy (Thomas) Halsey of Clarkston, MI and Frederick (Alba) Gingell of Metamora; grandchildren Katrina (Zach) Hill, Erica (Fiancé, John Sabo) Halsey, and Frederick (Sarah) Gingell II; great-grandchildren Elliott Gingell, Harlan Hill, and Vail Gingell; brother Marvil (Irene) Smith of Idaho; sister Marilyn Carlson of Oxford, MI; sister-in-law Joan Smith of Florida; special friend Denise Schons of Clarkston, MI; also several nieces and nephews.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Fred Gingell in 2012; brother Wendell Smith; parents Abraham and Ethel Smith.

With heavy hearts, we would like to briefly explain the circumstances of Shirley’s sudden passing. For several months Shirley was the unfortunate victim of an internet scam that preyed on her kind heart and generosity. The threats made to her against her family were significant and believable. The fierce protection she felt towards her family led her to sacrifice herself to save her loved ones from harm. Because Shirley is the strongest woman we’ve ever known, she survived and was ultimately able to return to the comfort of her own home and be cared for by her family and dearest friend Denise until her passing. There is an ongoing federal investigation into those responsible for this tragedy and we appreciate your patience and kindness as we continue to navigate this difficult time. Love you more.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 28th at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church (1310 N. Main St. Lapeer, MI 48446). Reverend Grant Lobb will officiate. Masks are required and social distancing will be in place with a 100 people maximum church capacity. Friends may visit with Shirley's family at the church prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Shirley will be laid to rest at Dawn Memorial Cemetery in Elba Twp., MI.

Memorial donations to Trinity United Methodist Church are appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Capstick Chapel in Lapeer.

Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

28

Apr

10:00 AM 4/28/2021 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 4/28/2021 11:00:00 AM
Trinity United Methodist Church

1310 N Main Street
Lapeer , MI 48446

Trinity United Methodist Church
1310 N Main Street Lapeer 48446 MI
United States

Funeral Service

Wednesday

28

Apr

11:00 AM 4/28/2021 11:00:00 AM
Trinity United Methodist Church

1310 N Main Street
Lapeer , MI 48446

Masks are required and social distancing will be in place with a 100 people maximum church capacity.

Trinity United Methodist Church
1310 N Main Street Lapeer 48446 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Dawn Memorial Cemetery Final Resting Place

1569 S Elba Rd
Lapeer, MI 48446

1569 S Elba Rd Lapeer 48446 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Trinity United Methodist Church

1310 N Main Street
Lapeer , MI 48446
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