Mrs. Shirley Brown Strother Furber left her earthly body on Friday, March 16, 2012, surrounded by her family. At this time, she is soaring with the angels and becoming reacquainted with family and friends that have preceded her on this joyful journey. During her life, she answered to the titles of wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, youth minister, pastor's wife, and compassionate friend. However, her favorites were Mamaw, Grandma, Mimi and Sally Girl. Born in Ludlow, Ky. on March 18, 1929, to the late William Jack and Mary Lou Brown, Shirley was raised in Jacksonville and graduated from Andrew Jackson High School. She remained a life time member of her high school friends known as the Jackson Girls. Shirley was a member of First Christian Church of the Beach. She was best known and recognized for her radiant personality, caring nature, quick wit and sense of humor. Shirley lit up any room that she entered because of her warm smile and the rare ability to know when words of joy or comfort were needed. She is survived by her loving husband of 15 years Joseph P. Furber; daughters Shirleen (Larry) Carr, Sheri (Bill) Donovan, and Cheryl (John) Schill; son Rick (Deb) Furber; sister Wanda Lee David; grandchildren, Seth, Caroline, Elijah, Brandon, and Taylor; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, late husband, Rev. Lee E. Strother and brother, Neil Brown. A Celebration of Life Service was held on Thursday, March 22, 2012, at First Christian Church of the Beach in Neptune Beach with Reverend Mahlon S. Dixon officiating.