Callie Jo Shirley, two days old, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte, in the arms of her loving parents, Keri and Chandler Shirley.
Callie was born on Thursday, January 26, 2017 and from that moment on never left her parents arms. She was a perfect and beautiful blessing who changed so many lives in just a short time. From the moment she was born, she never knew what it was to be alone and saw more love in her two short days than most people do in a lifetime.
Even though Callie was with us for a short time, we will be forever grateful for the time that we did get to spend with her. She will be missed by many and will forever be remembered and loved by those whose life she touched.
In addition to her parents, Callie is survived by her grandparents, Kent and Jenny Shirley of Kannapolis, John Trexler of Salisbury, and Cindy Caulfield of Salisbury; her aunt, Kristen Trexler of Salisbury; her uncle, Brandon Shirley of Rockwell; great-grandparents, Shirley Shirley of Kannapolis, Joyce Trexler of Salisbury, Bub and Susan Shirley of Landis, and Brenda Fowler of North Wilkesboro; and her very special friend and pet, Bella.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 6-8 pm at Powles Staton Funeral Home in Rockwell.
A celebration of Callie's life will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 1 pm at First Reformed Church in Landis with Rev. David Franks, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at Brookhill Memorial Gardens in Rockwell.
Memorials in Callie's name may be sent to Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital, c/o CMC NorthEast Foundation Neonatal Nursery, 920 Church St. N, Concord, NC 28025.
Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell is assisting The Shirley Family. Online condolences may be left at www.powlesfuneralhome.com