by | Sep 8, 2017 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach —Shirley S. Macon, 91 passed away on August 12, 2017.

A lifelong resident of Tidewater, Shirley graduated from Maury High School in 1944 and immediately married her high school sweetheart, Lawrence Macon. Shirley remained at Larry’s side throughout his various business ventures, first as a cashier at the United Cigar Drug Store, then as a sales clerk at Macon’s Camera Shop and later, Allied Brands. Her role as first mate continued during their retirement years cruising the Chesapeake Bay until Larry’s passing in 2012. However, her most satisfying career was taking on the role of Grandma Shirley. Nothing could stop her from any of her three grandchildren’s activities, and she relished each and every event.

She was a member of Congregation Beth El.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Larry, and her son, Jonathan. Survivors include her son and daughterin- law, Clay and JoAnn Macon, her three grandchildren, Conrad Macon, and his wife Meredith, Sylvia Macon and Emily Macon, and one great-grandchild, Rose Macon.

Shirley’s family is most grateful to the staff of the Terrace at Beth Sholom Home and Sentara Leigh Hospital for their caring and professional assistance during Shirley’s final days.

Funeral Services were conducted graveside at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz officiating. Contributions to the Terrace at Beth Sholom, or the charity of choice. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Online condolences may be offered at