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Obituary for Shirley Ann Poston Bell (Thompson)

Shirley Ann Poston  Bell (Thompson)
Shirley has asked us to let you know that her work here is done. She received a call, a sort of offer. This assignment comes with a Huge sign-on bonus, job security and a reunion with family and friends. Her mission will take her HOME to a place where the streets are Golden and a LIGHT so bright it’s beautiful. It will fill your heart with endless LOVE. Our mom, Shirley, was ready to leave her temporary home with us. “DON’T CRY FOR ME, I’LL SEE YOU ALL SOMEDAY, I’M READY”. I will have no more pain, no more tears, this is where I belong. “I AM NOT AFRAID”. Please celebrate what I am leaving behind, but most importantly where I am going… HOME.

Shirley Ann Poston Bell, 79, passed away in Palestine, Texas on September 7, 2019.
Shirley was born in Houston, Texas to Press and Della Thompson on November 19, 1939.

Shirley attended Waltrip High School before leaving school to help her mom and dad. Not long after, she met, fell in love and married Richard “Buddy” Poston and felt truly blessed when her son and two daughters were brought into this world. Being a full-time mom and homemaker, Shirley made sure her family was never in need of anything. She and Buddy were 4-H leaders to be with their children’s club where they won Outstanding Adult Leadership awards together. This was a passion for her to help her children learn and help them while raising their show animals. She started to explore certain hobbies for side entertainment when the children started becoming more responsible. So, when she moved to Buffalo Texas with her 2nd husband she decided to make jams and jellies. Those who knew Shirley would never doubt her achievements to be anything but perfect. Entering the Leon County 4-H Fair she made homemade Jams and Jelly which earned Shirley an impressive status to where she won many ribbons demonstrating one of her many talents. Mama Shirley, as she was known to her friends and family, did a lot of volunteer work with Oakwood EE Club and Helping hands of Oakwood. Once in Buffalo she wanted to complete something she started years ago and that was get her GED and she accomplished that and we were so extremely proud of her.
Shirley also had a love for flowers and gardening. With her gifted green thumb, any plant – especially roses and gardenias (which were her absolute favorite) would flourish and bloom. Although gardening could be hard work sometimes, Shirley could still take part in fishing and be just as resilient when going hunting. She was a better hunter than her husband Buddy where it came a big quest for Buddy to outshoot her. However, we don’t know if he just loved her so much, he let the buck deer come her way!
Playing card games was quiet time for Shirley. Uno to Canasta and Yahtzee to Phase 10, there were not very many people that could say they beat her at games other than her grandchildren, however what Memaw would not want them to win?

After 22 years of a beautiful marriage, Buddy passed away. Shirley decided to look for employment and found a job as an office clerk at Holmes car care clinic. While working there, she met Burnard “Bud” Bell at Dance town in Houston, which she married and lived 10 years with until Bud passed away. Shirley who is no stranger of nurturing and taking care of others, decided to go to work at a Home Health Care establishment where she stayed until retirement.

Shirley always won, and if you think about it long enough, you would see how not only did Shirley win with card games but she won with anything she wanted to accomplish. One could even say that Shirley won with life.

Shirley is preceded in death by: Parents, Press White and Della Mae Thompson; Husbands, Richard Clyde “Buddy” Poston and Burnard “Bud” Bell; Brothers Buddy Thompson, Bobby Thompson, Lehman Ray Thompson; Sister, Lou Ellen Zuber and
Grand Daughter, Melissa Ann Zingelmann Caldera whom she was named after her Memaw.

Shirley leaves behind three children; Daughters, Diana Lynn Poston Strain from Huntsville, Texas, Cynthia “Cindy” Renay Poston Zingelmann and husband Larry from Porter, Texas; son, Ronny Wayne Poston and wife Jan from Oakwood, Texas.

Also, Grand Children, Katie Pichotta, Trey Zingelmann and wife Lauren, Kolby Pichotta and wife Brittany, Brian Poston; Great Grand Children, Trever Pichotta, Harper Pichotta, Kyler Merchant, Gavin Harwell Zingelmann, Bailey Zingelmann, Ella Zingelmann;
Sister, Edna Mae Anderson along with several nieces and nephews as well as a host of great friends.

If Shirley could be heard by many, her final words would be: I love my children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Be strong, stay fast and strong with your walk with Jesus. I will see you all soon ….
Love Mom

In Lieu of flowers, Shirley has requested for you to donate to the links below instead. The thought of flowers is beautiful, but she enjoyed them fully while on earth. And we all know that Heaven is surely packed with all different kinds of flowers that Shirley will continue to enjoy!

Link to enter the Alzheimers Association:

Link to enter the Pleasant Hills Childrens Home Foundation: