Shirley A. Wallington


Shirley A. Wallington was born January 11, 1940 in Sprague, WV to the late Jessie Lee Terry and Rosa Gilbert Terry. She departed this life peacefully Monday, January 13, 2020 at Kobacker House in Columbus, OH at 5:00pm.

Shirley graduated from Stratton High School in Beckley, WV. She later earned a certificate from Resource Training.

Shirley and Robert Wallington, Sr were joined as husband and wife in 1958. To their union, God blessed them with tree sons, the late Larry and Gerald and Robert Jr.

Shirley attended Sunday School and Church faithfully at Shiloh Baptist in WV. She joined the body of Christ at an early age and was baptized. She was a devoted member to the Church.

Shirley and her husband moved to Columbus, OH and joined Bethany Baptist Church. Shirley was a faithful member at the church. She was a president and member of the missionary society. She was president of Pastor’s Ministry for years. She was a co member of the culinary ministry where she cooked and served meals for the homeless.

Shirley was a member of Springhill Baptist Church at the time of her passing. She was an active and loving member. She made the statement, “I am so happy, and I am close enough to walk to my new church, I am at peace.”

Shirley became very ill in late 2019. Robert Jr chose to leave his job to become her Everything Caregiver. Robert Jr gave his mother his undivided attention 24/7. She was most proud and please of his commitment to care for her.

Shirley spent most of her married live loving and caring for her sons. She also was employed at Park Medical Center in Columbus, OH for many years and retired from there.

Shirley is survived by son, Robert Wallington, Jr; brothers, Charles (Kathryn) Terry, Mose Terry, William Henry, Jerry Lewis, and Floyd G. Terry; sisters, Lois Coleman and Mary Story; special friend, Vernice Calloway; three grandchildren, great grandchildren, Springhill Baptist Church family, other relatives and friends.

Visitation 11:00am and Funeral 12:00pm Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Springhill Baptist Church, 2000 E 17th Ave.

Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.

Condolence Messages

  1. Elizabeth Sanders Towns

    The heartfelt condolences of the Sanders and Towns families are with the friends and family of Shirley Wallington as we think of the many good times we shared together in the past. We are praying that God will be with you during this time of transition and trial. Remember that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.

  2. To the family of Shirley Wallington, we are sorry for the loss of your love one. We are praying for your comfort and peace. Shirley will be missed. May God bless you.
    Joe and Exie Stevens

  3. When we lose our love one in death it is the most difficult time in our life. However God gives us loving comfort to throw our burdens on him and he will sustain us. No matter what we are facing God is there to help us through it. Sharing your sadness.

  4. Andrea Barrett - Bethany Baptist Church

    Ms. Wallington was a mainstay in the Kitchen of Bethany Baptist Church preparing food for repasts and other events at the church. She left us to go to Springhill, but we understood. It did not make us love her any less. We know that wherever she was, she was doing The Lord’s Work. May you be comfroted in knowing that we loved her, but God loved her best. She is seated at His Throne waiting on her reward. We must prepare ourselves so we can meet her again in Heaven. May God Bless and Keep you in His Precious Care.

  5. Maurice and Family-
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. There are few words that can ease the pain of what this loss means to you. Take some comfort in knowimg that that she is no longer suffering and she is now able to watch over you as an angel. You will feel her again in little things in your life, soak them in. know that we ar here.

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