Shirley Lapa of Trenton, Tenn., formerly of Blytheville, passed away Sept. 10, 2021, after a five-year battle with Alzheimer's dementia. Shirley was preceded in death by three of her children, Kelly, Mackie and Valorie; her parents, Jean and Homer Connell; two brothers, Homer Gene and Jimmy Connell.
Shirley is survived by her daughter, Angela Tyree of Trenton Tenn.; four grandchildren, Ashley Martinez, Shannon Messer, Chelsea Tyree and Michael Tyree; two great-grandchildren, Amaya Lopez and Sean Messer. She is also survived by two brothers, Richard Connell (Cindy) and Ronnie Connell (Beth) of Blytheville; two sisters, Judy Bynum of Magnolia, Texas, and Janet Sawyer (Jim) of Olive Branch, Miss.; one sister-in-law, Judy Connell of Blytheville; and numerous niece and nephews.
It was Shirley's wish to have no services.