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1940 Shirley 2018

Shirley M. Prepsel

October 24, 1940 — August 26, 2018

Shirley M. (Hart) Prepsel (nee Powell) of Bellmawr, formerly of Gloucester City, age 77. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Francis C. Prepsel, Sr. Beloved Mother to son, Joseph Hart and daughter, Denise Hart-Mazur (Mark). Loving Mimi to Louis (Kylie) and James Hart, Jeremy, Douglas and Jillian Mazur. Loving Step-mother to Frank Jr. (Dawn), Scott (Sara) and the late James Prepsel (Nancy). Step-grandchildren Samantha, Tatiana and Tyler. Survived by her first husband Dennis Hart. She is the daughter of the late Norman Powell and Eva M. (Powell) Shuster (nee Alber), and Step-father George Shuster. Loving sister to the late Gordon (Jake) Powell (Linda). Step-sister to Margaret Premone (Vince) and the late Ruthanne Tash. Aunt, Great-Aunt and Great-Great Aunt to many nieces and nephews. On August 26, 2018, with her Family by her side, Shirley peacefully succumbed to her battle with lung disease. Shirley was born and raised in Gloucester City. She was in Gloucester City High School Class of 1958. Shirley raised her children in Gloucester and was truly a Proud Gloucester resident. She was one of the "old neighborhood" moms, becoming a 2nd mom to many of the neighborhood kids. Shirley was one of the first members of Gloucester City's Town Watch program in the 1980's. In her later years, she became very interested in genealogy. Shirley was well known throughout her community as an employee/Pharmacy tech at Thrift Drugs/Eckerd/Rite-Aid, in Brooklawn for over 30yrs, where she took great pleasure in serving her customers, many of which became her friends. Shirley had enormous love and devotion to her family and friends. Her grandchildren became her greatest loves. She easily made people part of her family. She had a very giving heart and spirit, as she was always ready to help anyone whom needed her. She was well known for her free spirit and "crazy" personality. She was truly one of a kind. ♥♥ Her funeral services are private as per her request. She requested that in lieu of flowers to please donate to a local food bank or animal shelter in her name.
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