Shirley Kathryn (Holmes) Milburn

May 1, 1930 ~ March 25, 2021 (age 90)


Shirley Katheryn Milburn [nee Holmes] died on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at the age of 90 in her home. She was born in Savage, Maryland on May 1, 1930 to the late Wendell and Myral Holmes. 

She was preceded by her husband, John, and brother, Larry Holmes. 

She is survived by:  Her daughter, Beverly Tharpe; daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Douglas Mullis; son and daughter-in-law, Simon and Michelle Dean; son and daughter-in-law, Corbin and Dawn Dean; daughter and son-in-law, Diane Dean and John Giglio; eight grandchildren, Aaron and Sarah Mullis, Thomas and granddaughter-in-law Kelsey Dean, Anthony and granddaughter-in-law Emily Dean, Samantha Dean, Molly Dean, Katherine and Andrew Giglio; five great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Virginia Holmes; and one niece Jennifer Holmes. 

Services will be held on Saturday, April 3 at 11 AM at Donaldson Funeral Home, P.A. 313 Talbott Avenue. Visiting on Friday, April 2 from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM. Interment Meadowridge Memorial Park. Donations may be made to the Cancer Society or the Kidney Foundation.

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Funeral Service
April 3, 2021

11:00 AM
Donaldson Funeral Home, P. A. (Laurel)
313 Talbott Avenue Route 198 West
Laurel, MD 20707


American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33d Street, New York NY 10016
Tel: 1-800-622-9010

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