Shirley Davis Stevens, 86 of Faber departed this life Sunday, August 14, 2022 at the University of Virginia Hospital.
She was born June 15, 1936, the daughter of the late Joseph Oscar Davis and Edith J. Kidd Stevens.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett (Dickie) H. Stevens in 2005; one brother, Ronald H. Stevens; one sister, Lorna D. Stevens; three sons, Michael D. Stevens, Randall H. Stevens, and Gerald (Jerry) D. Stevens; and one grandson, Dustin S. Stevens.
She was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and was a frequent soloist, Sunday School teacher, meal preparator, lead Bible studies and other church offices.
Shirley was educated at Fleetwood Schools in Massies Mill. She retired from George’s Supermarket after 40 years of service.
She is survived by a sister, Jean Bradley of Lovingston; one devoted daughter, Sandra Kaye Orme and husband, Wayne of Howardsville; two sons, Kenneth D. Stevens and wife, Doris of Arrington and Jeffrey D. Stevens of Howardsville; devoted niece and caregiver, Linda Blackwell; three devoted daughter-in-laws, Ann Yowell Stevens of Madison, Vicki Weatherholz of Faber, and Belinda Jones Stevens of Charlottesville; nine grandson’s, Jason Stevens, Travis Stevens, Kane Stevens, Dylan Stevens, Brandon McDaniel, Jeremy Orme, Jason Orme, Andrew Jones, and Bruce Jones; eight granddaughters, Crystal Goff, Tiffany Stevens, Latasha Stevens, Lindsay Stevens, Carin Boucher, Angela Rose, Jessica Orme, and Lora Jones Fulk; twenty-two great grandchildren, Cameron Taylor, Riley Taylor, Justus Bell, Chandler Baker, Trevon Stevens, Kaiden Stevens, Jordan Stevens, Nevaeh Williams, Alayah Williams, Malik Addison, Harmony Addison, Breelyn Boucher, Ava Boucher, Jet Boucher, Xander Stevens, Ember Stevens, Peter Whisner, Alyssea Orme, Jaelynn Orme, Justice Orme, Judah Orme, John Wayne Jones, Miah Rose, and Noah Jones; one great-great grandchild, Raegan Stevens and many, much loved nieces and nephews.
Shirley will be remembered for her sweet smile, youthful appearance, and her impeccable dress. Family will remember her delicious homemade treats, pies, fruitcakes, cookies and her fresh canned fruits and vegetables, as well as her remarkable ability to work crossword puzzles in ink, her strong will, kindness, gentleness, joy, goodness, self-control, peace, love, and her desire for excellence in everything she did.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Lovingston with Rev. Dr. Todd Peck and Eileen Lehmann officiating.
Interment will follow at Ridgecrest Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements by Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel, Lovingston, VA (434-263-4097).