Obituary of Shirley Ann Pitcher-Sams
Shirley Ann Pitcher-Sams, 79, of Essexville, our hardworking, kind, and most compassionate wife, mom, grandma, sister, aunt, and friend went home to Heaven while listening to her beloved Elvis on the morning of Saturday, May 6, 2017 with her four daughters by her side. Shirley was born in Elkton on April 8, 1938, the daughter of the late Clifford and Emma (Gardner) Morley. She retired from Bay Medical Care Facility, was a devout Christian, and a faithful member of Bay Valley Christian Church. Always serving the Lord and putting others before herself, Shirley will forever be remembered for her unwavering love for her children and grandchildren. She was a constant light and source of hope to all around her. Shirley’s hobbies included sewing, playing the organ, and completing puzzles of all sorts. She was a passionate reader and enjoyed time spent with family. Shirley leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of over twenty years, Robert Sams. She was the unconditional loving mother of Gail (Jerome) Wood, Sandy (Bruce Barcia) Welter, Nancy (Doug) Myers, Chris (Luke Paquette) Pitcher. Also surviving are seven step-children, eight grandchildren, nine step grandchildren, many great grand and step-grandchildren, and her three siblings, June (Gene) Osantowski, Lucille (Dale) Wells, Robert (Margie) Morley and their families. In addition to her parents, Shirley was welcomed home to heaven by her sister, Ila McCallum and other family members. Shirley’s family will be present to receive visitors on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, Shirley will be taken to Bay Valley Christian Church, 2535 Wilder Rd., Bay City, where visiting will continue from 10:00 AM until the time of Shirley's 11:00 AM Tribute Ceremony with a luncheon immediately following. Private interment will be held in Floral Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed Camp Fish Tales or the Good Samaritan Rescue Mission. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.