Shirley Chriscoe Forrest, 80, of West End, passed away Wednesday, May 11th at her daughter's home in Pinehurst.   A native of Moore County, Shirley was the daughter of the late Andrew Lloyd Chriscoe and Lula Florence McNeil Chriscoe. She is survived by her daughters Karen Rosenberg and husband Richard of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Kim Gavrelis and her husband Alex of Pinehurst, sisters Jodi Rowland of West End, Nancy Bibey of Carthage, brothers Roger Chriscoe  of Robbins and Andrew Chriscoe of Sanford, and granddaughter Taylor Yarbrough of Baltimore.   In her youth, Shirley was an excellent basketball player. She loved sports and being outdoors.    Shirley spent many happy years in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where she met her late husband Alan Forrest. They lived near the ocean and enjoyed taking long walks on the beach. They also loved playing golf and being   together with their large group of friends.    Shirley will be deeply missed but never forgotten by all her family, friends and everyone who had the opportunity to know her. We will love and miss her forever.    Funeral services will be hel d Mond ay a t 2 pm at Community Presbyterian Church in Pinehurst conducted by the Reverend Rod Stone. A private family burial will follow at Doubs Chapel.     Online Condolences:

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  1. What a lively and fun person Aunt Shirley was! When I was a young child and she lived in Southern Pines, I’d stay over sometimes and we’d polish our nails together. That was really something special for me. She loved the color orange 🙂 There was a time

  2. Karen and Kim and the enitre family…I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers is for you both to reflect on the fun and happy times. Your mother was so loved as each of you are.

    God Bless You..Love you..Jayne

  3. Karen, Kim and Taylor – I am so saddened by your loss. It seems like the mother is the contact for information and it makes it so difficult to know things that are going on – for instance we would have known immediately your Mom was not doing good if our

  4. Dear Family and Friends of Ms. Shirley, I read about your loss and want to express my sympathy to all of you. May your many shared memories bring you comfort today and in the days to come. May your prayers bring you the peace of God with His promise to gu

  5. We wish to offer our deep sympathy to the family.

    I graduated from high school with Shirley in 1954 at Carthage High School.

    Shirley was a beautiful young woman and yes she loved to play basketball and was very good. I didn’t miss many of her

  6. Kim – and family. So sorry to see about your mother’s death. I hope you will always have fond memories of her . Take special care of yourself in the months ahead.

    Deatra Sellers

  7. Kim and family,

    Shirley was certainly a very special person, not only in my eyes, but I am sure in so many others as well. I enjoyed her friendship and support during the time that we spent, not only as friends, but also as family. Indeed a f

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