By Kami Klein
Pat and Shirley Boone are loving, supportive friends to both Jim and Lori Bakker as well as for Morningside. Today, so many felt the personal loss of learning that their kind friend, Shirley Boone passed on to sit at the glorious feet of Jesus. While we celebrate the life of this amazing woman, we also mourn the loss of our beautiful friend.
Shirley, age 85, passed away peacefully Friday morning at home, after suffering complications from vasculitis which she had contracted less than a year ago. Shirley’s last moments were spent surrounded by the couple’s four daughters, Cherry, Lindy, Debby and Laury, all singing hymns to her.
Pat and Shirley truly lived a love story. For 65 years they shared the great love they have had for each other and for family and friends. They were most especially passionate about sharing their faith and trust in Jesus.
“We lived a wonderful, blessed life together for 65 years. I’ve parted with my better half for a little while…but we don’t die, we just move on to another place, and today was moving day.” Pat said of his high school sweetheart in an interview with People magazine. “She’s changed her address is all and moved to a different mansion that I expect to join her in one day.”
Please pray for God’s peace and strength for Shirley’s husband Pat, for their sweet family and for her countless friends who now face this world without her. She will be deeply missed.