Shirley Anglin


Shirley Cecilia (Goodwin) Anglin was born on January 17, 1934, to Pleasant Goodwin and Alice Goodwin (Duckett) in the city of Washington DC. She moved to Philadelphia Pennsylvania with her sisters Bernice, Ruby, and Edie. She would grow and mature into a beautiful woman working as a waitress and bartender. She mothered six children (Regina, Rita, Allen, Alexander, Anthony and Andre’), helped raise numerous neighborhood and immediate family members’ children, and wed her husband of over 50 years, Mr. Arthur Anglin. Arthur and Shirley eventually moved to Columbus, Ohio taking with them their two youngest sons (Anthony and Andre’) along with two youngest daughters (Angela and Anita). Once the family was settled in Columbus, Shirley took college courses at Columbus Technical Institute (CTI, now known as Columbus State Community College) where she earned an Associate Degree in Social Work.

Shirley was a vibrant soul that loved life and people. She loved to cook, and she gave to everyone that needed help: physically, mentally, morally, and spiritually. She loved The LORD and witnessed and told everyone she encountered about GOD’S goodness, mercy, and grace. Shirley transitioned from labor to reward on August 12, 2021. She was loved by everyone she met, and she will be dearly missed. Farewell good and faithful servant until we meet again.

Shirley is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Anglin Jr.; parents, Alice (Duckett) Goodwin and Pleasant Goodwin; stepfather, Henry Lisby; sisters, Bernice Leach and Edith Ford; daughters, Regina Goodwin-Lee and Rita (Goodwin) White; sons, Alexander Goodwin and Allen Goodwin.

Shirley leaves to cherish her memory sons, daughters, sons-in-law, a daughters-in-law, numerous grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory are sons, daughters, sons-in-law, a daughters-in-law, numerous grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Friday, August 20, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.







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Condolence Messages

  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    Continue to rely on God and know that he hears your prayers, because he cares for you. Truly sorry for your loss.

  2. My condolences to the family. May God bless and comfort you at this difficult time.

  3. Remembering her wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in ours hearts. May she rest in heaven. Sending our condolences and prayers…

  4. My deepest sympathy to the Anglin Family and the many children she raised, some that were hers and others that were not hers. But she providing a loving home and will truly be missed by those who knew her. “Someone as special as a mother is never gone from this world. May you still see her smile in your mirror and hear her voice singing in your heart.” The family is in our prayers!!!

  5. Alexandria R West

    Condolences to the family at this time grief. May God keep you and comfort you at this time of loss.

  6. Ronnie Ward

    I’ll miss my mom who I love and I know will be Heavenly bound. Hoping she’ll say for me to all who have gone before from Ms Alice to Allen. She’s done her best for all her kids now it’s time to rest. May all take peace that she is well.

  7. Margaret DeCastro

    My sincerest condolences. Sending prayers for peace and comfort to the family. Rest In Peace, Grandma Shirley.

  8. Barbara J. Odom

    My Sincere Condolences to the Tony & Yolanda Anglin Family God’s Blessings to you
    Barbara Odom
    San Diego CA

  9. My Condolences to my family. Auntie Shirley is very special to all of us. Although your Philly family couldn’t be there physically, trust and believe were all watching to let you know you had our support. The sun was shining as God opened his Heavenly Gates to welcome her home. Please know if you need our support we are all a phone call away. We love you. ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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