Shirley Fisher, 69, of Austin, Texas, passed Sunday, September 29, 2019. She was the second to the oldest daughter to Leon Fisher Sr. and Mattie Robinson. She completed her education at L.C. Anderson High School.
Shirley Fisher was a blessing to all. She would give her last to her family when they are in need. She always had positive words of encouragement to make anyone feel better when they had a problem, she was that go-to person.
She preceded in death by her parents, brothers Leroy Miller Jr, Andrew Fisher, Leon Fisher Jr, and Alvin Black Jr.
She is survived by her 2 children: Shonda Fisher-Forcey (husband Richard Forcey) and Allie Ray Fisher (wife Yvette Mabbun of Dallas, Texas).
She is also survived by her 2 sisters Mary Bell (husband Isaac Bell) and Martha (Lynn) Fisher of Austin, Texas.
4 grandchildren Raven C. Forcey, Richard M. Fisher, Rakel T. Fisher, and Noah Fisher, 4 great-grandchildren Rayelle Taylor, Raheem Forcey, Zyaire Harrell, Richard M. Forcey, and nieces Jennifer Bell, Marie Sanchez, Rosa Miller, and nephews Isaac (Edward) Bell Jr., Danny Bell and Milfredo Miller and a host of other nieces and nephews.
Shirley loved spending her time looking after her family making sure they were okay, she loved drawing in her spare time, she would always like to listen to music, she could tell you about the latest songs even before we could tell her about it, she would call and talk to you for hours about anything.
She tried to solve everyone's problem and put herself last. She didn't exclude anyone she treated anyone she knew or around as family she made you welcomed in her home.
Her favorite line to say was "Give me my flowers why I am here not when I'm gone " her and her youngest sister would joke around with each other her sister Lynn loved to call her "Peanut" and she would joke back with her and tell her to shut her behind up, but we all knew what she really meant. While growing up her and her oldest sister Mary would plan things as a family as far as sharing ideas about what they were going to do for their child's birthdays, Christmas. They talked about their life plans and what they wanted to do when they got older they spent most of their time going shopping at the grocery store on Saturday one of the things they liked to keep going that they mother and aunt loved to do when they were here. Shirley lived her life as she should, she might wasn't able to do all she had wanted to do but one thing I remember her say was that she was here to see her great-grandchildren. Shirley loved her great-grandchildren dearly that's all she ever talked about.
Here is a little something that I know that we all could remember her by that if she was here she would say:
Don't grieve for me, for now, I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard his call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I've found that peace at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My Life's been full, I savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch,
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.
Cook-Walden /Capital Parks Funeral Home - Private