Shirley Gay Westmoreland
October 1, 1937  -  April 29, 2019

Shirley Gay Westmoreland

Shirley Westmoreland, 81, of Texas City, passed away Monday, April 29, 2019, peacefully at home.

Shirley was born on October 1, 1937 in Longview, Texas. She was a homemaker, loving wife, caring mother, and a one of a kind Maw Maw.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother, her oldest son, Michael Westmoreland, her grandson, Kevin Westmoreland, and her granddaughter, Jamie Westmoreland.

Survivors include her loving husband of 63 years, Richard Westmoreland; her sisters, Lois Huggins and Glenda Philbrick; son, Lester Westmoreland and wife Judy; daughters, Sharon Chaney and husband Charles, Karen Westmoreland, and her granddaughter that she raised and called her daughter, Ashley Sandoval; grandchildren, Shawn Westmoreland, Richard A. Westmoreland, Mikey Westmoreland, Taylor Chaney, and Kaitlyn Westmoreland and great-grandchildren Frankie and Aubrey Sandoval.

Honorary pallbearer will be her great-grandson, Frankie Sandoval with whom she shared an unbreakable bond.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Hospice Care Team, Inc. of Texas City who took wonderful care of Shirley at home in her final days.

Private services will be held in care of Emken-Linton Funeral Home.

Maw Maw, it broke our hearts to lose you and when God called you home part of us went too. The memories you left are what we will cherish until we can join you in Heaven. We love you more than words and will miss you. Love, your family.


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  1. Cynthia Knapw
    Texas City, TX

    Shirley will be greatly missed. I was honored to have known Shirley and I will treasure the memories that I have. She adored and loved her family and it shows in each ope of them. Hold the memories close to your heart. ♥️

  2. Leslie Askew/- Shields
    Texas City, TX

    I am heartbroken for you and your family. I loved MawMaw! We had great times traveling together with her and PawPaw for many cheer competitions. She was a true Blessing to know.
    My condolences to you, PawPaw and all of her family.
    Love Always,
    Leslie Askew-Shields

  3. Ashley Sandoval
    Texas City, TX

    I love you more than words can say and I will miss you every single day until we are together again ❤️

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