Luke McCloud Shirley

Published 2:50 pm Thursday, December 27, 2012

STAUNTON, December 27 – Luke McCloud Shirley, infant son of Robert Ward and Sarah (McCloud) Shirley, of Staunton, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2012 at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

Little Luke was born in Charlottesville on Friday, December 21, 2012.

Though his life was short, he made a huge impact on the ones around him who anticipated his coming and have heard his testimony.

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Surviving in addition to his parents is a brother, John Ward Shirley; paternal grandparents, William D. and Susan Shirley of Churchville; maternal grandmother, Lisa Naud of Aiken, SC; paternal great-grandmother, Ruth P. Simpson of Prospect; maternal great-grandmother, Peggy Ann Fields of Sevierville, TN and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service was conducted on Thursday, December 27 at Victory Worship Center by Pastor Ray Eppard.

Burial will be private.

It is suggested those desiring to make memorial contributions do so to the Victory Worship Center Youth Department, 200 Hammond Lane, Staunton, VA 24401.

Coffman Funeral Home and Crematory, Staunton, was in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at