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Shirley A. Stoudemire, 65

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Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 2:00 am

Bradford — Shirley A. Stoudemire, 65, of Bradford, passed away on Friday, May 2, at Holy Family Hospital. She was born and raised in Autaugaville, Ala., and lived most of her life in North Andover, moving to Bradford in 2006.

Shirley worked as an administrative assistant for Unifirst in Wilmington. She was a parishioner of New Hope Baptist Church in Boston, and previously attended Whole Armor International Church in Lowell.

She was predeceased by her father, Percy Jones.

Shirley is survived by her mother, Luvenia Spence of Tennessee; her sons, Derrick Stoudemire and his wife, Sonya of Georgia, and Cedric Motley and Alvis White, both of Bradford; her daughter, Karen Motley-Stokes of Bradford; her brothers, Augusta and Gregory Spence of Tennessee; her sisters, Ruby Pittman of Bradford, Gladys “Elaine” Sharpley and Phyllis Spence, both of Tennessee, and Earnestine Spence and Carlesta Jones, both of Alabama; and her son-in-law, Myron Stokes. She also leaves 11 grandchildren.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, May 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of visiting hours at 1 p.m., in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Bradford. For directions and condolences, please visit


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