Our beloved “Gran”, Shirley Wyrick Cummings, passed away peacefully on December 21, 2022, at the age of 81, in her hometown of Gulf Breeze, FL.
Shirley McCubbins was born December 9, 1941, in Strawberry Plains, TN. She had four brothers and five sisters and loved to talk about growing up in Tennessee. She graduated from Carter High School. In 1960, Shirley married David A. Wyrick, who died in 1987. They had one daughter, Susan Elizabeth. Shirley made Gulf Breeze, FL, her home in 1974.
Shirley worked in retail sales in Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, and Pensacola Beach. She was a model for Gayfers Department Store in Pensacola from 1979-1982, where she also taught “White Gloves and Party Manners” to young girls. In her free time, Shirley loved reading, gardening, and cooking. She also adored cats and chickens. In addition, she loved caring for her granddaughters, Sarah and Emily, and watching them grow into fine young women.
Shirley is survived by her husband of 35 years, Travis Cummings, her daughter Susan Elizabeth Wyrick, and her three lovely granddaughters, Sarah Katherine Nicole Teel, Emily-Grace Danielle Bonney, and Abigail Taylor Rose Bonney. Shirley is greatly missed by her family and friends.