Shirley Juanita Peet Post, 83, passed away at her home in Vidor on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Shirley was born June 1, 1937 in Orange, Texas to Curtis Lee Peet Sr. and Leola Eugenia Ellis and was the oldest of three children. Growing up in a close-knit family, Shirley always found family as the central focus of her life. In 1955 Shirley married her life partner, love of her life, and her beloved husband Ray Ellison Post Jr.; together these two shared more than 57 years of partnership and family that provided an enviable example of a true happy marriage. Shirley and Ray had four children who would go on to continue the tradition of firmly rooted family values. A force to be reckoned with, she was truly devoted to the success and happiness of her family; from participation in any of her husband’s latest plans for entrepreneurship to supporting her children at any of their many endeavors and passions- Shirley was an amazing wife and mother. A woman of many talents and the consummate wearer of many hats, Shirley was always doing something. From whipping up dinners from practically nothing during the lean times to learning to decorate decadent treats for the happy times, her skills in the kitchen were a source of pride. This 1974 Mother of the Year was so proud of her children, grandchildren, and great-grands and if you knew her, you knew her greatest joy was to care for children; this probably explains her dedicated 19 years of service to her church home of First Baptist in the Preschool Sunday School department. Music was something that Ray and Shirley loved dearly, and like any great teachers they passed this same love and appreciation onto their children; many a family outing morphed into singing sessions as they sang favorites in multiple harmonies in the car. A faithful believer in her Lord Jesus and proud servant of her church, Shirley dedicated many summers to mission work with youth in her church teaching Vacation Bible School near Brownsville, Texas and even helping in foreign missions and church camps when possible. Her adventurous love of life was probably most evident in her interest and love of bike riding with her husband. Together Shirley and Ray participated in four separate Century Rides, just proving once again that good things get even better with age. Whether you knew Shirley for her fantastic coffee and company or her sweet demeanor and heart for the Lord, to know her was to love her. She didn’t know how special she was if you asked her, but legacy and impact on those around will never be forgotten.
Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Jay Todd Post and wife Tammy, David Christian Post and wife Carol; her daughters, Rhonda Gay Powell and husband Jim, Cindy Colette Brown and husband Don; her grandchildren, Misty Chanel Richard and husband Kyle, Evelin Vanessa Rincon, Jennifer Paola Rincon and fiancé Seth Suos, Vincent Isaac Post, Kristen Shea Schluter and husband Lee, Katelyn Post, Cameron Jay Post and wife Amanda, Kayla Woods and spouse Sarah, Michael Powell and fiancé Faith Butler; her great grandchildren, Jean-Michel Richard, Sebastien Richard, Roslyn Richard, Armand Richard, Genevie Richard, Gabrielle Richard, Benjamin Richard, Braxton Lee Schluter, Rayden Ouch, Kami Ouch, Bayleigh Richardson and Kase Richardson.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Curtis Lee Peet Sr. and Leola Eugenia Ellis; her husband Ray Ellison Post Jr.; her brother, Curtis Lee Peet Jr. and wife Betsy; and her sister, Patsy Florine VanWinkle and husband Ervin.
To celebrate Shirley’s life, a time of visitation will be held on Sunday, January 24, 2021 from 12:45PM-2:00PM at Pine Forest Baptist Church, 4800 N Main St. Vidor, TX 77662 with the funeral to follow at 2:00PM. Burial will follow the funeral at Rest Lawn Memorial Park, 2725 N Main St. Vidor, TX 77662.
Donations in Shirley’s memory can be made to First Baptist Church of Vidor’s Mission Fund directly via mail to First Baptist Church 350 N Main St, Vidor, TX 77662
In consideration of the health and safety of the family and friends, all social distancing practices and facial covering recommendations will be observed for all services. Thank you for your understanding.
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