CICSO – Shirley Lorene Elswick, age 83, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, July 25, 2019. A graveside service honoring Shirley will be held at 4 pm Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Oakwood Cemetery in Cisco, TX.
Shirley Lorene Hollingshead was born May 23, 1936 in Abilene, TX to Edgar and Ulna Lorene Smith Hollingshead and was a graduate of Wylie High School in Abilene. She moved to Cisco in 1977 and on October 6, 1984 she married Mr. Chester Harlen Elswick at Calvary Baptist Church in Cisco.
Shirley found her calling early in life and while she worked for several different Appraisal District she always worked in “taxes”. She worked in Cisco, in Abilene for Taylor County and ended up with Eastland County Appraisal District until her retirement.
A favorite pastime of Shirley’s was gardening. She loved beautiful flowers and knowing she had a hand in helping them grow. Her most treasured possession was her wonderful family whom she loved dearly; and even more than watching her flowers grow, she took loving pride in watching her nieces and nephews grow into wonderful adults. Shirley was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Cisco.
She is survived by one sister, Kay Gallagher and husband Tommy of Piedmont, OK, sisters-in-law; Marlene Hollingshead and Mary Hollingshead and many, many loved and adored nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Pallbearers will be her nephews; Buzz Morrison, Robert Smith, James laird, Kevin Hollingshead, Matt Lindquist, Tristan Boyett, Trent Hollingshead, Robert Smith, Jr., Wayne Gerszewski, Ben Warren, Randy Sullivan and Michael Mcnally.
The family request donation be made to the Calvary Baptist Church in Shirley’s memory.
Online condolences may be left at www.chambersfh.net