Celebrating the life of
Shirley Ann Rozier Lopez
February 13, 1936 - August 12, 2020
Shirley was dearly loved and will be missed by many friends, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Shirley Ann Rozier Lopez, a resident of Savannah for over 40 years, passed away August 12, 2020 unexpectedly from an injury.
Shirley was born February 13, 1936 to Levy and Bessie Rozier of Alma, GA. Shirley was dearly loved and will be missed by many friends, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Shirley moved with her husband Ray and young family from California to Alma in the early 1970s. She worked with the Model Cities Program until 1976 when the family moved to Savannah. Shirley worked for 22 years for Chatham County beginning in 1977 as a Budget Analyst and Director. She was a well-respected employee and expert in her area.
Shirley was a long time member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was always involved with church activities. She took pride in and devoted her life to her constantly growing family - children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She loved her Shitzu babies: Putt-Putt, Keelie, and Katie. We know that Keelie will be greeting her.
Shirley is survived by her sons, Guy Lopez (Michelle) of Lexington, SC, and Lamar Lopez of San Diego, CA; her daughter, Anita Lopez Seagraves (Steve) of Boulder, CO; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren
She is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Lopez; son, Greg Lopez; parents; grandson, Tony Lopez; and her brother, Lamar Rozier.
A visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., Sunday, August 16, 2020, at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. The family will have a private graveside service on Monday, August 17th at Rosehill Cemetery in Alma.
Shirley was a lot of fun. She worked with me at TLC while I was treasurer. She would audit my books for me on a monthly basis and prepare all the reports that we would need. In other words, she was the treasurer and all I did was have the name and write the checks. I couldn't have done it without her. We had a good time doing it and I am forever in her debt. She was the sweetest person to everyone she met and will be sorely missed.
- Bettyann L Talley, Savannah, GA
To the Lopez family - Your Mom hired me in 1988 and it turned out to be one of the best things ever, not only did I love my job but I loved your Mom like a daughter loves her Mother. She taught me so much. She was a lovely lady with a very kind heart and a beautiful smile. She will truly be missed.
- Sherri Cadman, Savannah, GA
Anita so sorry for your loss.
- Cindy Taylor, Alma, Ga
Your mom was a great friend. We shared so much especially through the 10yrs we had TFC. I am so sorry for your loss. She will be in our hearts forever. I thank God for the 25 yrs I had with her as my loving and caring friend. I will keep you in my prayers through this difficult and painful time. Know she had touched so many people.
- Susan Madramootoo and Family, savannah, GA
Dear Members of the Lopez Family. Your Mom was a special person and those of us who worked with her as a Chatham Co. Employee thought of her as extended family. We grieve with you during this time of loss. Please know that we loved her, too, and will miss her. I look forward to seeing her again, as Jesus promised. Because He lives, we too who have accepted Jesus as our Savior, will live.
- Gail R. Jones, Guyton, GA
So sorry for your loss Guy. Wish I could say more to help the hurt. She is in a much better place ...
- BRANDY & PHYLLIS POYNER, CHAPIN , SC
Mister and I offer our deepest condolences to Shirley's family. She was the sweetest lady and always gave a helping hand. She will truly be missed.
- Sonja Held, Savannah, GA
Dear Family, Shirley and I became friends, 2010, TLC. Her delightful personality, gracious manner and winning smile was a joy to all who knew her. May our dear Lord give you comfort, healing and peace, knowing Shirley is in heaven, with loved ones. God bless you. Love, Shirley Lewis
- Shirley Lewis, Savannah, GA
My thoughts and Prayers are with her Family
- Mark Arbaugh, Trenton, SC
Moma Shirley was one of the most kind hearted person I have ever had the privilege to have known. Her and her dog was a Christmas treat for my wife and I for many years . I couldn't wait for Christmas to see her. She had a great sense of humor and a lot of love in her heart. She will be missed Mike & Judy Hundley
- Mike Hundley, West Columbia, South Carolina
Sorry to hear of your loss Guy, I pray that the peace of God be upon you and your family
- Tom & Cindy Mitchum, Lexington , SC
I worked with Shirley at the Chatham County Finance Department for several years until she retired , Shirley was a warm , friendly and helpful person . My condolence to the family and may she rest in peace eternally,
- David Persaud, Riverview , FLORIDA
Have known Shirley as a fellow member of Trinity Lutheran Church for many years. When we younger we worked together on many committees there. She was always a pleasure to work with. She will be missed by all who knew her. I extend sincere sympathy to her family.
- Arlene Crofoot, Savannah, Ga
Memories of Shirley, Buddy, Aunt Bessie are so sweet. They visited us each summer Aunt Bessie bringing Shirley and Buddy on the bus for a sweet summer vacation for us all. We grew apart as we grew older but the love was never lost between Shirley, Lamar and the four of us. Shirley, Lamar and my three sisters are now home sitting round the feet of Jesus just waiting for the remainder of us. Much Love and Prayers, Mary Ellen Berry Murphy
- Mary Ellen Berry Murphy, Warner Robins, GA
My wife Pam and I would like to express our extreme sadness over losing such a wonderful lady and fellow church-goer in Shirley Lopez. She was such a friendly and warm person and her love for the Lord shone through in everything she did both with the church and in her personal life. She's another of those lovely people of whom one says, "I wish I had known her better." She will be missed by all. Dear Shirley--go with God!
- Bill Edwards, Savannah, GA
Prayers to the family and very sorry for the loss of Mrs. Shirley. Wesley & Sierra Peebles
- Wesley Peebles, Savannah, Georgia
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Shirley and I worked at Chatham County for years and she was always a beautiful and loving person.
- Millie Ruth German, Savannah, Georgia
I'm so sorry for such a great loss. I know how wonderful of a lady she was and how close she was to her family. She always treated my daughter Kailey as one of her own. A very very sweet lady. My heart aches for the family. You are all in our prayers.
- Carrie Barbee, Savannah, Ga
Shirley was a special lady. I met Shirley when I was on the County Commission and she was always a lady and explained every question I ask. Shirley may be my relative on mine. I was named after my grandfather, Frank Rozier.
- Frank & Kathryn Murray , Savannah, Ga.
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
- 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m on Sun, August 16, 2020
- Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (map)
Savannah GA 31406
- A private burial will be held