Pauline Shirley Newman "Nana", 82, of Cornelius, North Carolina, passed away Friday, May 28, 2021. Loving wife to the late Robert Earl Newman for almost 50 years. She was born Sunday, July 24, 1938, in Wiley, Georgia, to the late Roy Lee and Nancy Essie Lovell Shirley. Pauline graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing in which she created a long career as a caring and dedicated registered nurse as well as owning her private nursing home for many years. Her passions included reading - especially the Bible - and quilting. She was a long-time member of Calvary Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. In addition to serving others, she deeply loved her family.
Nana is survived by her three children: Gayle Housel and her husband, Scott, David Newman and his wife, Kimberly, and Angela Diemont and her husband, Stephen; grandchildren: Zachary and his wife, Taylor Housel, Abbey and her husband, Scott Williams, Kevin and Andrew Newman, Nicole and her husband, Caleb Bubash, Austin and Cody Diemont and Noah and Hanna Mammano; sister, Helen Smith; brother, Melvin Shirley; and many more loving family and friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Bud Shirley.
The family will receive friends at 10:00 a.m. with a service to be held at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Church Thursday, June 3, 2021. Interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be to Fripp Island Sea and Rescue, Fripp Island Sea and Rescue or via mail: Attn. Fripp Island Sea and Rescue, 225 Tarpon Boulevard Fripp Island, SC 29920.
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