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Shirley A. Crisp

Shirley A. Crisp, born December 29, 1939, passed away December 30, 2020 after an extended stay at Skyland Care Center. She was a longtime member of Longbranch Baptist Church, active in Prison Ministry, and volunteered for Crisis Hotline and R.E.A.C.H. Shirley was known and loved by the community through her work at the Parkway Restaurant for many years, and was later employed by Harris Regional Hospital as a Telemetry Tech. She loved her time at family reunions and picnics by the river. A native of Jackson County, Shirley was the daughter of the late Bert Hensley, Sr. and Helen Carnes Hensley. She was preceded in death by a sister, Wilma, and three brothers, Bert, Jr., Larry and Michael and wife, Joyce Hensley. She is survived by her husband of over 65 years, Harold Crisp, of Sylva; daughter, Karen and husband Wesley Stephens, of Dillsboro; sister, Jolene and husband Larry Fraley, of Webster; brother, Cance and wife Maggie Hensley, of Cullowhee; sister, Madge and late husband Ronnie Douthit, of Bryson City, and sister, Sam and husband Robert McFee, of Beaufort, SC; one uncle, Sonny and wife Ula Carnes of Dillsboro; sister-in-law, Glenda Buchanan Hensley, of Montesano, WA; several nieces and nephews; many close cousins and special friend, Billy McQueen. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 2, 2021, 2:00 PM at Appalachian Funeral Services chapel with Reverends Eddie Stillwell, Avery Brown, and Wesley Stephens officiating. Interment followed at Fairview Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Shirley Crisp to Prison Ministry of Barberville Baptist Church, 1441 Russ Avenue Waynesville, NC 28786.


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Our memories of Shirley will always include her pleasant smile and great personality. When members of our family were having health problems, Shirley always showed a great concern for their well being. So sorry for your loss but you will always have loving memories of Shirley to share. Bill and Linda Frye

Bill and Linda Frye Jan 3 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Crisp

Bill and Linda Frye Jan 3 2021 12:00 AM

Harold and family, I am so sorry to hear of Shirley passing. I will keep you in my prayers during this sad time.

Lea Gates Jan 2 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Crisp

Lea Gates Jan 2 2021 12:00 AM

Mr. Harold and Family, Mrs. Shirley was the sweetest person. She always had a loving smile and big heart, and a kind word of encouragement to say to others. May God continue to comfort you all. Thoughts and Prayers, Beth Stillwell Reeves

Beth Stillwell Reeves Jan 1 2021 12:00 AM

Harold and Family, Shirley was always known as being friendly to everyone. She was a devoted worker to any job during her employment years. I especially remember when Shirley was a waitress at the Parkway Resturant in Sylva. You and I would sometimes park our big W. C. Hennessee Lumber Company tractor-trailers on the opposite side of Asheville Highway and eat breakfast there before cranking up and and driving to some destination hundreds of miles away, such as New York City, Chicago or Miami . Gary Frye

Gary Frye Jan 1 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Crisp

Gary Frye Jan 1 2021 12:00 AM

Vince Dec 31 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Crisp

Vince Dec 31 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember working with Shirley at Harris Regional and being friends with her and Harold many years ago. May she RIP. Margie P Stephans

Margie Stephans Dec 31 2020 12:00 AM

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