Celebrating the life of

Shirley Collins Denhard

Passed away on October 24, 2020

Shirley Collins Denhard

Shirley Collins Denhard, 89, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Spanish Oaks Retreat.  She was born in Savannah, daughter of Clyde and Juanita Everett Collins.

Mrs. Denhard was a graduate of Commercial High School/Savannah High School and was a homemaker.  She was a member of the First Families of Georgia, the Huguenots, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), the National Society Magna Charta Dames and Barons, the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) and First Baptist Church of Savannah.  Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Christopher Frederick Raichlen “Rai” Denhard, son, Derek Denhard and brother, Michael E. Collins.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne M. and Johnny Edenfield of Savannah; daughter-in-law, Debora Denhard of Kennesaw; son and daughter-in-law, David and Linda Denhard of Savannah; four grandchildren, Collin and his wife, Casey, Sarah, Melissa, David, Jr. and four great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.

The graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 in Bonaventure Cemetery.  

Remembrances:  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Spanish Oaks Hospice, 8510 Whitfield Ave., Savannah, GA 31406 or the Dr. Suzanne Edenfield Scholarship Fund at Savannah Technical College, C/O Gail Eubanks, 5717 White Bluff Rd., Savannah, GA 31405.




I'm sorry for David and your loss.

- Jay White, Bessemer, Alabama

I was Miss Shirley’s neighbor at the shadows a few years ago. She was a lovely lady and very good neighbor. All who knew her loved her.

- Diane Albritton, Savannah, GA

Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

- Jo Ann Spofford, Savannah, GA

David and Linda, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Comforting words are difficult to come by in times such as this. I pray for good memories to fill the place where grief now sits. You're in our prayers. Teri and Chip Grayson, Savannah, Georgia

- Chip and Teri Grayson, Savannah, GA

I am truly sorry for your loss. Heaven has gained a new angel. Prayers go out to the family, and much love sent.

- Keith Deal, Savannah, Ga

We are so sorry for you’re loss ❤️ We all loved Miss Shirley and always felt her love back to us . It was a true blessing to have a part of our lives ! Sending love and prayers of comfort to all the family and friends that had the pleasure of meeting this down to earth , beautiful lady . Love Andy & Donna Andrew , Alex Eklind

- The Eklind Family , Woodstock , GA

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of Aunt Shirley's passing. We are grateful to have known her - and remember her kind heart and great cooking! From the early days at Ft Bliss, through much our shared childhood and adulthood, Aunt Shirley and her family were important to our Muehsam family. Later it was great that Edie and Shirley stayed in touch through their retirement and older years. We send you love.

- Carolynne (Muehsam), Moses and Lilli Ayoub, El Paso, TX

David , sorry to read about the death of your Mother. Her picture shows her beauty and the loss of a Mother is heartbreaking. Hope you and Linda are well.

- Danny Morgan, Rincon , Georgia

Dave, I am most sorry for your loss but I am certain your mother is in Great Hands now, and forever.

- Donald Mayer, Savannah, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel