Shirley Ann Macdonald Caswell, a native of the Panama Canal Zone, Panama, and a resident of Fairhope, Alabama, passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at the age of 73.
Shirley was born and raised in the Panama Canal Zone, where she met and married the love of her life, Philip Lewis Caswell, Sr., and remained by his side for 43 years. This began their lifelong adventures together all over the world as a military family. They lived in places such as Izmir Turkey, Panama Canal Zone, Texas, Florida, California, Alabama, and many others. She made lifelong friendships that she kept in touch with to this day.
Shirley was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. She dedicated her life to being a stay-at-home mom and wife. She wanted ten kids of her own but had to settle for six. She loved helping with homeschool and taking care of her many grandchildren. She loved all children and enjoyed spending time with them every day. She had a heart of gold and was a big kid at heart. She loved all holidays, especially Halloween and Christmas, and always made them so special for her kids, grandkids, and great-grandchildren over the years. She loved playing cards and board games and was the champion of Monopoly! Shirley was a member of South River Park Church of God and loved her church family very much.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Philip Lewis Caswell Sr., who was a US Veteran; her parents, Arthur Thomas Macdonald III and Shirley Mae Banks Macdonald; and her grandparents, Margarita Mary McSweeney Macdonald, Captain Shirley H. Banks and Grace Henderson Banks
She is survived by her six children, Philip Lewis Caswell Jr., Kerima Ann McIntosh (Paul McIntosh), Arthur Shawn Caswell, Kristina Diane Carroll (William Carroll), Ryan Thomas Caswell (Jenna Pitman) and Zachary Macdonald Caswell; grandchildren, Philip Lewis Caswell, III, Felicia Ryae Carroll Rogers (Kelly Rogers), Charles Cortland Caswell, Lacey Maria Carroll, Samantha Shea Caswell Lipscomb (John Lipscomb), Lexi Cheyenne Caswell, Jacob Foster Carroll, Kaitlyn Jordan McIntosh Williams (Nathan Williams), Savannah Kristina Carroll, Seth Nicolas McCracken, Serena Ann Carroll, Clara Grace Caswell, Cristen Grace Caswell and Cade Thomas Caswell; and her great-grandchildren, Adelyn Teal Caswell, Elleahna Cadence Duran Lipscomb, Norah Shea Lipscomb and Gabriella Angel Jojola; as well as other family members and friends.
Services for Shirley Caswell will be private.
In lieu of flowers please donate to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at https://www.stjude.org/donate
She will truly be missed every day by her family and friends.
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Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.