Shirley Faye (Hopkins) Archer, 71, of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Reverend William E. (Bill) Archer of Moncks Corner, South Carolina for over 53 years.
Shirley was born in Abbeville, SC on August 3, 1942 and grew up in Moncks Corner, SC. She was preceded in death by her parents Albert Colie and Mabel (Cann) Hopkins. She is also survived by a son, William A. Archer of St. Stephen, SC and a daughter, Michelle (Huger) McClellan of McClellanville, SC. Shirley also leaves behind her beloved granddaughters Jessica, Ashleigh, and Savannah McClellan, a treasured sister Gwen (Paul) Bartleson of Moncks Corner, SC and many nieces and nephews.
Throughout Bill and Shirley’s ministry she often served as WMU director and Sunday school teacher. She received numerous honors for her dedication and commitment to the music ministry, as she served as a pianist and organist for much of her life. She also taught high school business classes. One of her most cherished moments was when she received the “Greatest Grandmother of the Year” Award in 2008 by the state of South Carolina.
Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the McClellanville Baptist Church Cemetery on Society Road in McClellanville, SC. A service celebrating Shirley’s life will be held at 2:00 PM at Calvary Baptist Church in Moncks Corner, SC. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 1:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The Baptist Foundation of South Carolina, 190 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC, 29210 in memory of Shirley Archer for ministerial scholarships at Charleston Southern University.
The family would like to thank all the caregivers who helped Shirley during her time of need.
Arrangements are by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation & Burial Services.