Shirley Jean Mandel

Shirley Mandel, 74 of Axtell, passed away Thursday, Oct. 4 at her residence.

Funeral Service: 3:00 PM Monday, Oct. 8 at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Visitation: 1:00 PM Monday, prior to the service.

Shirley was born Feb. 5, 1944 in West Palm Beach, Florida to Robert Gross Reeves, and Ruby Jewell Crider Reeves. As a teenager, Shirley worked as a model for clothing, advertisements, and as a hand model. On October 27, 1979, she married Gene Mandel in Waco. Shirley loved to knit and crochet, and she was an avid coin collector, spending countless hours studying coins and currency. Shirley played the piano, loved to read, and was devoted to reading her Bible. But above all else, Shirley was always available to listen and help whenever help was needed.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Gross Reeves, Barto Reeves, and Manuel Reeves; and sisters Audrey Everett and Geraldine Sipes.

She is survived by her husband, Gene Mandel; daughters Christi Randazzo and husband Chris and Betsy Miller and husband Jeff; nieces Janet Roberts, whom she thought of as one of her daughters, Linda Turner, Deborah Harris and Debbie Sipes; nephews Greg Sipes, Mark Hooks and Mark Roberts; sister Kathy Hooks; 4 grandsons and her loyal companion ChiChi.

For those who wish, contributions can be made to Evergreen Baptist Church, 3206 Old Marlin Rd, Waco TX, 76705.

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Gene I am so sorry for your loss!????I love you Aunt Shirley! May you rest in Jesus arms.???? Linda

  2. Uncle Gene I am so very sorry for your loss. She was a feisty little woman and she was so funny. Just know that I love you and you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Love you bunches
    Tina Woodall George

  3. Gene, I’m so sorry for your loss. Shirley was a wonderful woman and I am honored to have known her. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Kathy Spencer

  4. Keith, Stephanie, Lauryn and Katelyn Amy

    Gene and family: We are saddened by the news of Shirley’s passing. We loved seeing her during stock show time out on the front porch watching our piggies walk and asking the girls questions about them. She was always loving and supportive of our family. She will be sorely missed. Out love to you and the family.

  5. My payers are with you and your family.

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