Shirley Burrell Keever

shirley keever

May 10, 1943 ~ October 12, 2021

Born in: Swannanoa, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Shirley Burrell Keever, 78, of Asheville, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.
Shirley was born May 10, 1943 to the late Maretta Owenby and Floyd Burrell.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Keever and daughter-in-law Stephanie Keever.
She is survived by her son, John Keever, Jr. (Amanda Capps) and daughters; Barbara Curry (Mike), Colleen Owenby (Kenny), and Melina Manning (Danny); seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Shirley has one living sister, Doris Shepherd of Asheville.
Shirley was very passionate about all kinds of flowers and loved to garden. She will be deeply missed by her family.
A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Groce Funeral Home Tunnel Road with the Pastor Ronald Roberts officiating with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Gashes Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.


Funeral Service:

Room: Chapel

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805



Room: Chapel

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805


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  1. My momma sure loved Shirley. She was a precious woman and will be missed. Your family is in our prayers. The Beachboards

  2. Momma, I loved you more than words could ever say. You were my shoulder to cry on, You listened, when I needed someone just to talk to. The Lord could not have blessed me with a better Mother, You were always there when I needed you, I will miss our flower shopping trips and eating out together. My Mother was a giving, kind woman with a heart of gold. Momma, I will miss you, until we meet again. Barbara

  3. We love Shirley very much and she will be missed. May all your fond memories bring you comfort at this time. She was such a blessing to be with at Pleasant Grove. We love you all and are praying with you during this sad time. Sue Horton and family

  4. Her and John we’re the best and was their for me plenty of times back when I worked for John , they will be missed

  5. Prayers for God’s comfort and peace. We all loved Ms. Shirley.
    The Arnold Family
    The Dixon Family

  6. Saddened to hear my dear friend has left us but I know she is with God & I shall see her soon. My prayers are with all of you, keep your eyes on Jesus for she loved her family dearly. Mary Taylor

  7. Barbara, Colleen, Melina and family, we are sorry for the loss of your momma. We’re praying for you.

  8. To the family, Shirley was such a sweet and kind lady. I know you all will miss her greatly.You are in our prayers.Jerry & Linda Howard

  9. To Melina and the entire keever family
    We are sorry to here about Shirley’s passing away. She will be missed greatly
    As Christians we look at death as a new beginning where there is no more pain.
    When Jesus came to visit Shirley she knew it was time to go home. Today Shirley is smiling and looking down at her family with a new body and future with our Lord. You all will be in our prayers
    Tom,Beverly, Yvonne and Andrew Manning

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