Shirley Mobley Parker

August 30, 1936 - November 3, 2014
Shirley Mobley Parker


Shirley Mobley Parker, 78, died on November 3, 2014, after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. She was born in Duplin County on August 30, 1936 to the late James Donald and Ruby Lanier Mobley.

She is pre-deceased by her son, David James, and husbands Edward James, Horace Nobles and Gene Parker.

She is survived by son, Tony James, Hubert, NC, and daughters, Lisa James Wills, Carolina Beach, NC and Wendy James, Wilmington, NC; grandchildren, Crystal, Lindsay, Matthew, Brandon, Corey, Dustin, Shannon and Taylor; and eleven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters, Eleanor, Peggy, Mary Lou, Janet, Linda, Gail and Pam, and brothers, Myron, Lynn and Glenn.

Shirley lived in Wilmington and the surrounding area all of her adult life, most recently as a resident of Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove. She was a member of Winter Park Baptist Church, where she also worked for many years, cooking for all occasions.

A Memorial Service will be held 2 PM Sunday November 9, 2014 at Winter Park Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Winter Park Baptist Church, 4700 Wrightsville Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28403.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403.910.791.9099


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  • March 03, 2015
    Melissa Sausaman says:
    Ms. Shirley was like a mama to me and muffin her dog was my baby too. She opened her home and allowed me to live with her. We worked at Winter Park together. She was an integral part in my young adult life and I cherish every memory of our time together.