Liverman, Shirley A. –Chattanoogan.com

Shirley A. Liverman left the shackles of her earthly body to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on her 86th birthday.

Shirley was born in the tobacco fields area of ​​Eastern North Carolina to David and Iva. As firstborn child, she began to develop her caring skills and take charge attitude that would serve her so well in life.

In 1963, she met and later married the love of her life William “Bill” Liverman. They spent 57 years of happiness together, in good times and bad. They were blessed with children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They enjoyed traveling and seeing Anywhere they could drive they went. There were times they traveled separately, but always looked forward to being reunited, as they never felt complete unless they were together. United Methodist Church, where they loved worshipping and fellowshipping with their church family.

Shirley’s most joyous time was spent with family and friends –from the softball fields to the yearly holiday traditions; from the countless reunions to the family favorite beach trip to Carolina Beach. She made sure that she took the time to visit with all of her family friends as part of her trip.

She worked several jobs over the years, while also being the chief cook, cleaner, social planner, wardrobe consultant and counselor. In her later years, her family witnessed her courageous battles with breast cancer, strokes and Alzheimer’s disease, which was her greatest challenge She fought like a warrior and constantly surprised them with her toughness, resilience and grace in an unwinnable fight. Her most cherished job was being a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and aunt.

Her unconditional love will be missed most by her son, Rick Randolph; his daughter, Rebecca (Kevin) James and their children Noah, Tate, and Presley; her daughter, Karen (Howard) Seitz and their son, Cannon; and her daughter, Sheree (Aaron) Leatherman and their children, Will and Juliana.

She was preceded in death by her doting parents, David and Iva; her loving husband, William “Bill” Liverman; her precious sisters, Doris (Robert) Johnson and Bonny (Tony) Massengill.

She is survived by beloved sisters, Janice (Kenneth) Hall and Jackie (Laverne) Matthews. She also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins ​​and friends, who she considered extended family. most, though Shirley never in fact met a stranger.

The family would like to offer special thanks to Cheryl Baveghems, without whom we never could have faced so great a challenge. Her devotion to our mother was the embodiment of Christian love. We would also like to thank Hearth Hospice, especially Nurse Sherry Bean and CNA Avis King, whose help and support were invaluable. We love each one of you and you will always hold a special place in our hearts.

In lieu of a memorial service, the family would ask that you take time to spend with loved ones, since that would be what would have pleased her most.

Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Chapel.

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