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Shirley Anne Robertson

Jul 10, 2015

Shirley Anne Robertson (Reed / Bailey) died peacefully after a prolonged battle with cancer surrounded by her children on July 4, 2015 at her home in Harpers Ferry at the age of 75.

Shirley worked for over 20 years with the Montgomery County Government in Rockville, Maryland, and was one of the first Equal Employment Directors for the county. Shirley then trained at The FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia and was appointed Assistant Sheriff of Montgomery County, Maryland where she served for nine years before retiring.

Shirley, lovingly referred to as “Nanny”, is survived by daughter Cynthia Bequette and husband, Scott, of Riverton, Utah; daughter Jennifer Myren and husband, Eric, of Germantown, Maryland; son, Gregory Bailey and wife, Jennifer, of Shepherdstown; son, Jeffrey Bailey and partner, Tobin Ost, of New York City, New York; and step children, Bryan Robertson and wife, Judy, of Shepherdstown, and June Storer and husband, Joe, of Coral Springs, Florida. She is also survived by 26 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and sister, Eloise Welsh, of Harpers Ferry.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 16 years, Mack Warren Robertson, of Harpers Ferry; father, Chymer Reed and mother, Effie Reed Connor, of Stephens City, Virginia; and brother, Theodore Jackson Reed, of Stephens City.

Shirley was born Aug. 23, 1939 in Christiansburg, Virginia and graduated from Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring, Maryland in 1957. Shirley was an accomplished pianist, organist, singer and prolific watercolorist. Shirley was a devoted parent, grandparent and great-grandparent who was passionate about spending time with family and devoting herself to her painting.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home 256 Halltown Road Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 11 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 343 Carriage Dr. Harpers Ferry, West Virginia with Bishop John Van Vliet officiating. Internment to follow at Fairview Cemetery in Bolivar.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.eackles-spencerfuneralhome.com.