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Shirley M. Palmer

Shirley McCauley Palmer, 82, passed away in the presence of her loving family Saturday, May 17, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry H. Palmer, and mother, Louis Sandford.

She was a bookkeeper for many years at several prominent companies before retiring. She cherished family gatherings with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, beach vacations, her extended family at Autumn Care and living in Middlesex County. 

Left to cherish her memory are her children Barbara Shackelford (Irvin), and Rosie McGann (Larry); grandchildren Robbie Watkins (Kathy), and Tanya Cornwell (Jeffrey); great-grandchildren, Kensley and Landon Watkins, and Garrison and Grady Cornwell; brother, Bill Sanford; and a host of friends and family. 

Visitation will take place on Tuesday, May 20, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., with funeral services to immediately follow at 1:30 p.m. All services will take place at Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory.  4650 S. Laburnum Ave.  Richmond VA 23231. Interment will be at Washington Memorial Park, Sandston. Online condolences may be left for the family at

posted 05.19.2014

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