Shirley Ann (Harris) Mock, 89, of Girard Avenue, Springfield, Massachusetts, departed this life on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at Sixteen Acres Healthcare Center in Springfield. Born on April 16, 1933, she was a daughter of Raymond Harris Sr. and Della (Stevens) Saunders.
Shirley was a sixty-one year resident of Springfield, where she had been employed as an educator by the Springfield Public Schools. She was a member and deaconess of Zion Community Baptist Church and also was active with Forget-Me-Not Temple I.B.P.O.E. of W. Shirley enjoyed solving all types of puzzles and especially talking with family and friends.
Pre-deceased by her parents; her husband, James H. Mock Sr.; two daughters, Linda Mock and Donna Mock; a brother, Raymond Harris Jr.; and a sister, Janet Barrow, Shirley is survived by a son, James H. Mock Jr.; four daughters, Janet Mock and Lisa Mock, both of Springfield, Rosland Wilson of Jacksonville, Florida, and Vera Lester of Norfolk, Virginia; a sister, Dionesia Blair of West Virginia; 14 grandchildren, Avery Mock, Alexi Mock, Lisa Curtis, Gary Curtis, Diamond Wilson, Adam McNair, Arev Mock, Chelsea Mock, James Mock III, Jasmine Mock, N’Dia Mock, Austin Mock, Ariana Mock, and Kativa Mock-Perry; 14 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; a niece, Charlene Buckhannon; a great-nephew, Re’shawn Buckhannon; a host of other relatives; and many friends.
The calling hour is 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at St. John’s Congregational Church, 45 Hancock Street, Springfield, MA, followed by funeral services at 11, with burial in the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Agawam, MA.