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Shirley Lait

March 1, 1930 — February 15, 2020

Winter Garden

Shirley Ann Lait passed away on February 15, 2020 at the age of 89.  She was preceded in death by her husband off 55 years, Ray N. Lait.  She is survived by her daughter LeeAnn (John) Claflin; sons, Alan (Susan), Mike (Casey), and Jack (Cindy); grandchildren Liz, Brett, Brittany, Michael, Leah, Sarah and Jensen; and great-grandchildren, Tessa, David, Charlie, Emma, Reese, Bodhi, Dillard and James.

Shirley was born in Wichita, Kansas on March 1, 1930.  She moved with her family to San Angelo, Texas, where she graduated from high school and then on to Long Beach, CA, where she attended Long Beach Community College.  After a whirlwind romance, she married Ray on April 7th, 1951 in Long Beach.

Shirley was a child of the depression, a self-proclaimed tomboy who loved sports and the outdoors.  She was an animal lover and avid reader.  She was a wonderful friend and neighbor, always ready to listen and lend a helping hand.  She had a beautiful smile and never met a stranger!  Shirley was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who was totally involved with her family and the biggest fan of all her children and grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held Friday, February 21, 2020, 11am at Winter Garden Cemetery.  Pastor Rusty Belcher will officiate the service.  Memorial contributions may be made to Carolina Veterinary Assistance and Adoption Group, 394 Cook Florist Rd, Reidsville, NC 27320 www.  Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home, Winter Garden, is assisting the family.

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Friday, February 21, 2020

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