Mrs. Shirley Hemphill
December 13, 1944 - September 17, 2012
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Reflections of Life

Shirley Fay Roland Hemphill was born in St. John Colony, Caldwell County, Texas. She was the sixth child of eight children to Henry Clay Roland and Dorothy “Daisy” Hill Roland.

Shirley was a graduate of Carver High School. She spent over thirty four years in the banking business along with sixteen of those years at Wells Fargo Bank.

Shirley accepted Christ at an early age at the St. John Zion Union Baptist Church and later moved her membership to the St. John Regular Missionary Baptist Church. She served as the Sunday School Secretary, Choir Secretary and Mission II Auxiliary. Shirley loved the Lord, God’s people and she loved her church.

Shirley was united in holy matrimony to C. T. Hemphill on August 3, 1959.

Her favorite pastime was “Sports” you name the sport and she enjoyed it. She was a sports fanatic. She played softball from an early teen up until the old body says “I can’t go any further”. Not only did she love sports but she also, enjoyed spending time with her sisters (Mae & Betty) when they came home from Anchorage and California. However; there was something else special about Shirley, she was an excellent cook. Everyone looked forward for Thanksgiving and Christmas for her famous dressing, cake and pies.

Her father, mother, one sister, two brothers preceded her in death.

Shirley leaves to cherish her precious memories, her husband of fifty three years, C. T. Hemphill; Two sons, Aubrey (Pamela); Patrick (Regina) both of Coppell, Texas; thirteen grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two sisters – Mae T. Adams (Harvey) of Anchorage, Alaska; Betty J. Bland (Ernest) of Compton, California; three brothers, James Roland of Anchorage, Alaska; Freddie Roland (Caroll) of Austin; Eddie Roland Sr. (Stella) of Austin, Texas; sister-in-laws, Luereece Tennon, Coleen Demps of Austin, Texas; Mary Lee Bell of San Antonio, Texas; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral Services

Saturday September 29, 2012, 12:00 P.M. at St. James Baptist Church
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Friday September 28, 2012, 1:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. at Mercer Memorial Chapel/Fuller-Sheffield Funeral Service
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Saturday September 29, 2012 at St. John Colony Cemetery
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