Shirley Canada

Died: Mon., Apr. 29, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., May 02, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., May 02, 2019
Location: Wards Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., May 03, 2019
Location: Wards Funeral Home

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Funeral services will be held Friday May 3, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home for Shirley Annette (Pierce) Canada, 83, of Gainesville. Rev. Bobby Griffin and Rev. Barry Coffey will officiate. Interment will follow at Belton Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Canada passed away April 29, 2019.

A native of Hall County, Mrs. Canada was the daughter the late Benjamin G. and Mattie Bell (Meeks) Pierce. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Rev. Michael Canada; sisters, Bonnie Echols and Opal Beacham and brother, Herbert Pierce.
Mrs. Canada was a pastor’s wife of Christian Fellowship Church for 55 years and co-owned Gainesville Appliance Parts with her husband for 37 years. She was a faithful employee years ago with Citizen’s Bank and Mansfield Oil Company. Mrs. Canada also served as secretary of Belton Baptist Church as a young lady.

Survivors include sons and daughter in law, Phil Canada, Cleveland, Paul and Beth Canada, Gainesville; daughter and son in law, Angela and Michael Pritchard, Rutherfordton, NC.; brother, Cohen and Margie Pierce; sister, Bobbie and Bobby Slaton; brother in law, Adrian and Nancy Canada; sisters in laws, Mae Evelyn Roberts and Gloria Aultman; 9 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Special thanks to the staff at Ashton Senior Living for the care of our mother. Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to charity of one choice.

Online condolences may be sent to Ward’s Funeral Home, 758 Main Street, Gainesville in charge of arrangements.

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Willene P. Thomas
   Posted Wed May 01, 2019
Dear Family of Shirley, I pray the Lord will comfort your hearts and give you added grace and peace. Shirley was a beautiful and friendly Christian lady. We were always blessed to see her and Bro. Mike and to talk with them. They are now together forever with other loved ones in Heaven. John 14, Psalm 23

Sherry (Vaughn) DeWees
   Posted Wed May 01, 2019
Phil & Angie, I am so sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. Know that you are both in my thoughts and prayers and that peace be with your families at this time.

Stanley and Linda Winters
   Posted Wed May 01, 2019
To the family, we would like to offer our condolences and prayers to you during this time. Shirley was a wonderful wife, mother and friend. She was so good to my sister Mary Yopp and her family and especially good to my mother Edna Chapman. My mama always looked forward to the pies Shirley would bake for her. She will be missed by all of us but the saints in Heaven are rejoicing at her homecoming. Paul thank you for always being there for us and our family, we love all of you.

Stanley & Sandra Roberts
   Posted Wed May 01, 2019
Sorry for your loss our prayers are with all of you

Bobby and Marcia Strickland Smith
   Posted Thu May 02, 2019
Phil, so sorry for the passing of your Mother. She was sweet and kind at every visit I had with her. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family during this sorrowful time.

Barbara lee
   Posted Thu May 02, 2019
My sympathies to the Canada family. I did not know Shirley, but he son, Phil, always spoke highly of his Mom. She was a trooper till the end. Now she can rest in peace.

Kimberly Weeks
   Posted Fri May 03, 2019
Please know that all of you are in my prayers. I loved Shirley and can only rejoice that she is having an amazing reunion on the other side. No pain, no disappointments, and Jesus is there!! You are all in my heart and my prayers. May God wrap His arms around you and give you peace.
Kimberly Weeks

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