Shirley White Hanks, 88 of Louisa passed away on Friday, December 23, 2011 at the Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville after an illness.
She was born on February 19, 1923 in Louisa County to Crewson and Pearl White. Shirley was married to Warren Hanks for 68 years. She was preceded in death by her son, Ronald Hanks and three sisters; Phyllis Ann White infant, Inez Markwood and Juanita Adams.
In addition to her husband, Shirley is survived by her daughter Bonnie Castriciano and husband Bob of Wolcott, CT grandchildren Wendy Crossman, Chris Castriciano and wife Carmela of CT, Lisa Hughes of Louisa as well as great granddaughters, Morgan and Kristen Hughes. Survivors also include nieces; Kathryn Markwood of Louisa, Paula Markwood Pippin and husband Jim of Charlottesville and their children Whitney and Logan; nephew Stephen Markwood and wife Kathy of Earlysville and their children Lauren and Andy.
Shirley and her family lived in Mineral for 50 years prior to moving to Louisa. She worked at the Louisa Manufacturing Company for many years.
Shirley was devoted to her family. She enjoyed cooking and sharing her many dishes with family and friends.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Louisa Healthcare Center for her care.
Graveside Services will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday December 28, 2011 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Louisa.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Louisa Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1777 Louisa, Virginia 23093.