Sunbury - Shirley M. Benelisha, 86, of Market Street, passed away Friday, December 31, 2021 in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
Shirley was born September 21, 1935 in Hickory, N.C. a daughter of the late Dennis and Della (Wright) Baird. She was married to Robert M. Benelisha who preceded him death February 1997.
She retired from SUN Com Industries.
Shirley was a devoted member of Emmanuel Bible Fellowship for many years and loved her church. She enjoyed reading the Bible and studying scripture daily. Shirley cherished making memories with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by Theresa L. and William Daise of Sunbury, Jeanette E. and Raymond Reibsome of Danville, eight grandchildren, many great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by two sons Robert M. Jr. and J. Keith, a daughter in infancy, and two brothers Eugene and Kelley Paige.
Services will be private.