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Shirley (Abel) Burrell

October 6, 1936 ~ December 25, 2020 (age 84)


Shirley Jean Burrell, 84, was born Oct. 6, 1936.  She passed away in Hobbs, NM on Dec. 25, 2020.

Shirley was preceded in death by her father and mother, Marvin Abel and Rubena Abel, a sister Elizabeth Reynolds and her husband Tommy Burrell. 

Surviving her are her sons, Rick Burrell of Pearl, Mississippi; and Terry (Cheryl) Burrell of Hobbs, NM, daughters, Sandra (Ray) Ables of Hobbs, NM and Angie Padilla of Hobbs, NM.   She leaves behind 14 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren, many, many nieces, and nephews.

Shirley and her husband Tommy were foster parents here in Hobbs for many years and gave love to so many children.  They were Foster Parents of the year in 1988. 

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December 30, 2020

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Chapel of Hope Funeral Home
3321 North Dal Paso Street
Hobbs, NM 88240

Graveside Service
December 30, 2020

2:00 PM
Prairie Haven Memorial Park Cemetery
2201 E. Stanolind Road
Hobbs, NM 88240

Please note
As mandated by the Governor of New Mexico on November 5, 2020, occupancy is limited to no more than five (5) individuals in a single room or connected space and facial masks are required (not provided by the funeral home).
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