In Loving Memory of

Shirley Bell Niles


Shirley Bell Niles, 84, passed away on January 31, 2021 in Gainesville, FL.

Funeral Services will be held at the Chapel in the Meadows at 11:00am on February 6, 2021 with burial to follow in Forest Meadows Memorial Park Central.

A Visitation will be held at the Chapel in the Meadows one hour prior from 10:00am to 11:00am.

Shirley Belle Niles was born on May 17, 1936, in Harrisville, Rhode Island to Russel Willard Presbrey and Margaret Rose Blair. She was as a hairstylist by trade and Baptist by faith.

She enjoyed spending time with her family above all else. Shirley was instrumental in the lives of many of her relatives. She was considered another mother, father, friend, & confidant to her many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Shirley is preceded in death by her husband William H. Niles, her brother: Russell Beaudreault-Massachusetts, & her stepson William Niles Jr. of Gainesville, FL.

Shirley is survived by her brothers: Robert Beaudreault of Houston, TX, Raymond Beaudreault of Ocala, FL, & George Presbrey of Gainesville, FL.

Condolences may be left in Shirley’s online guestbook at Arrangements under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home, Gainesville, FL 32026.

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3 Responses

  1. anna bodine at · Reply

    Shirley was my hairstylist for many years. I followed her from the University Ave. location to Thornebrook, and then to the shop near GHS. She was always helpful and encouraging. We shared an interest in books, dollhouses, and late-night radio programs. Now I send condolences to her family and friends. Shirley will be missed.

  2. Nova Presbrey at · Reply

    Thank you. Aunt Shirley was definitely one of a kind! I am so blessed to be able to call her my Aunt.

  3. Rebecca Lane at · Reply

    Aunt Shirley,
    Thank you for ways being like an Aunt to me and being my Grandma Best Friend. You always encouraged me to do right when I was younger and showed me that a real Family can be an extended Family… Thanks for always including me on summer activities and letting me play salon at the salon when I was little… You were an amazing woman and many loved you.. You will be missed but never forgotten… I love you… Tell my grandparents i love them and my little brother to..
    Love always Becca, See again someday soon..

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