December 19, 2018

Shirley A. Eidson

Died Feb. 20, 2018


Shirley Ann Eidson, 70, our beloved mother, was surrounded by her family Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Flint Township when she passed away at 2:39 p.m.

Services will be held 6 p.m. Friday, March 2, at Sharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Rd., Flint. Visitation will be 2 p.m. until the time of service.

She formerly resided in Prescott with her husband Grady Lee Eidson, who preceded her in death in the year 2004. Shirley had been recently diagnosed with stage four lung adenocarcinoma with metastasis to the brain.

Shirley was born in Flint on Oct. 16, 1947. She was the second child of six, the eldest daughter born to Sanford Earl Little and Ruth Cecelia (Casselman). She was a woman of great strength and had a loving, generous heart. Funny, crazy and sweet all wrapped up in one beautiful package and always helping those who were down and out. She graduated from Grand Blanc Adult High School in 1978. Her first job was at Varsity restaurant as a car hop, then later at Howard Johnson’s, Kmart, Hillbilly Corners and then with American Greetings for 15 years. She was a skilled artisan. There wasn't anything she couldn't craft with her hands (ceramics, macrame, quilting, crocheting) and every stitch was made with love.

She is survived by her six children, Tammy (Tom) Harmon, Vechem Canamore, James Eidson, Billy (Sandra) Eidson, Jimmy (Carolyn) Eidson and Debbie (Greg) Aclair; eight grandchildren, Vaughn, Katrina, Anthony, Tyler, Alexis, Dylan, Selena and Gary; five great-grandchildren; siblings, Robert Little of McKenzie, Tenn., Mary Little of Au Gres, Donna McRoy of McKenzie, Tenn., Sharon VanHorn of Whittemore and stepsister Pat Wiggins of Muskegon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Leroy Little, whom she adored.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, an organization Shirley was an activist for and that was very dear to her heart. A special thank you to The Medical Team Hospice for your exceptional care and compassion. Tributes may be shared at ​


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