Shirley Roper Martindale

December 2, 2013
Shirley Roper Martindale


Shirley Roper Martindale, 78, passed away on December 2, 2013.

She was born in Hendersonville NC, moved to Wilmington NC in her 30’s, and spent her final years with her sons Jimmy and Tony, and her daughter-in-law Dayle Jones.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond Clarence Roper, Nellie Mae Roper, and her husband Girardeau Boyd Martindale.

She is survived by her sisters Raynell Margaret Roper and Ruth Elizabeth Roper. She is also survived by her sons Jimmy Wesley and Tony David Jones, of Greenville SC, Richard Boyd Martindale, of Wilmington NC., and seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren and one on the way.

She retired from New Hanover Regional Medical Center after 35 years where she was honored for her work in the volunteer services department. She was a loving and selfless mother and grandmother and she will be greatly missed by her family and friends from both Greenville, SC. and Wilmington, NC.

A private service will take place at Oleander Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations, as she requested, to her home church Pearsall Memorial Presbyterian, in Wilmington, NC.

She was a good soul and will be sorely missed, and may she go to be with Jesus her savior. Forever in our hearts.

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  • December 12, 2013
    Dorothy Lee says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. We missed her when she left our church family and moved to Greenville. We shared many happy times in Sunday School and Circle over the years. May the memories you have give you comfort in the coming months and years. Dot Lee

  • December 13, 2013
    Lola S. Rivenbark says:
    Was so sorry to read of Shirley's death. She was such a special part of our department family at NHRMC. Folks like Shirley didn't just show up for work and leave at the end of the day. There were so many fun times with other staff in Volunteer Services and the Reception Desk and Shirley was a leader there also. Please know that she was a special lady and I was fortunate to have her in my working and personal life. Lola S. Rivenbark, Retired Director of Volunteer Services, NHRMC

  • December 13, 2013
    Fran Sims says:
    I will keep Shirley's family in my prayers. I am so sorry for their loss. We are all sad when we lose a loved one, but we are sad for ourselves, because they are the fortunate ones, they are in the arms of Jesus.