Shirley Corbett Bangs, 91, was called home Monday, July 15, 2019, to be with the Lord. She was born Sept. 19, 1927, in Hot Springs, North Carolina, to Kenneth King Corbett and Waco Henry Corbett.
She was a graduate of Maury High School in Norfolk and took classes at the Norfolk division of William & Mary. Shirley married Lester “Les” M. Bangs Jr. (now deceased) in 1949 and cherished a marriage of 57 years.
She was a devotedly caring wife, mother and daughter who took responsibilities very seriously in her
devotion to the Lord’s commandments and as a homemaker. She was a member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church (PCA) serving God as a Sunday School teacher in the kindergarten department for
many years. Dearly close to her heart were the love of her many pets, the enjoyment of reading, writing poems, sewing and nature’s beauty.
She is survived by her daughter, Glenda Bangs Dunn (Calvin); sister-in-law, Joan Bangs Estienne; special nieces and nephews; and loving friends. In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents; sister, Doris Corbett Pierce; and brother, Kenneth King Corbett Jr.
The family would like to express thankful gratitude to the many medical personnel, loving friends and individuals who cared, prayed for and encouraged Shirley during her illness. “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”
(Romans 8:28 NKJV)
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, July 25, at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 3229 MacDonald Road, Virginia Beach.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to
Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 3229 MacDonald Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23464.
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