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Shirley  (Long) Pinson

Shirley (Long) Pinson
  • October 29, 1964 - December 24, 2018
  • Battle Creek, Michigan
  • ALS Association-West Michigan
    678 Front Street, Suite 159
    Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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“Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your loved one. May reflecting on all the good times you've shared together help ease the pain...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Barbara

“So sorry for the loss of a good friend at one time in are life, Shirley was a great person. We use to play cards and all kinds of games and we drank...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Teri Duck - Battle Creek, MI

“Losing someone that we love never comes easy. It is truly heartbreaking. May God's promises in Isaiah 65:17 comfort and help you. ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: A friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with you Ronald McDonald and Johanna Long. Prayers for you and your families. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Sharon Jackson (Warner) - Goshen, IN

“We will miss you so much! Rip pretty lady. We love you. Kinley and Emily young ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Emily Young - Fairview


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Shirley (Long) Pinson, 54, of Battle Creek, formerly Sampson, lost her battle with ALS early Dec. 24th. She was born October 29, 1964 in Elkhart, Indiana to William and Beverly (Bernheisel) Long. She attended Southeastern Jr. High, and Battle Creek Central where she met her first husband, Richard Sampson.

They had one son Jason Sampson and he survives. Later she met Ron McDonald, and they had a daughter Shaina McDonald, who survives. Survivors also include her mother Beverly Long; brother, DeWayne Long; sisters, Johanna (Clayton) Dove all of Battle Creek, Deanna (Bill) Adair of Fairview, Oklahoma; granddaughter Lyndsay Sampson; and several nephews and a niece. She was preceded by her second husband, Jeff Parish; her father, William Long and nephew Brian Adair.

Over the last several years she had lived in Florida, Oklahoma and Tennessee where she was employed as a quality inspector for several factories. She was outgoing, witty and had a contagious laugh.

A visitation for Shirley is planned from 3-5 pm, Saturday, December 29, 2018 at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, 105 Capital Ave., Battle Creek, MI 49017.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the ALS foundation. Friends who wish may leave messages at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.