Shirley Boone, wife of legendary singer, Pat Boone, dies at her family home

Pat and Shirley Boon at Morningside for the Jim Bakker Show Pat and Shirley Boon at Morningside for the Jim Bakker Show

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.

Pat and Shirley Boone at Morningside on The Jim Bakker Show

Pat and Shirley Boone at Morningside on The Jim Bakker Show

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.”

Jim and Lori Bakker with Pat and Shirley Boone at Morningside

Jim and Lori Bakker with Pat and Shirley Boone at Morningside

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.    

 

3 thoughts on “Shirley Boone, wife of legendary singer, Pat Boone, dies at her family home

  1. Bless you both Jim & Lori bringing us +++ GOD’S GOOD NEWS ) Condolences for Pat Boone & his wonderful family.. I remember Shirley’s dad , Red Foley and his T.V. show, My Mom & Dad & family used to sit by our little t.v. set and watch them every week. I could go on & on about Pat Boone and loving his voice & the wonderful movies he made & remembering all his famiies guest apperances in all the great variey shows yrs. ago ! it’s wonderful to know she is in the arms of Jesus. Heaven celebrated her being in his presense. That’s the hug I’m waiting for too In GOD’S time Pat you’ll see your beloved .Sally & Neil

  2. I was so terribly sorry to hear of your dear wife’s passing. I fondly remember meeting you at the Kips Bay boys club in Manhattan. God bless you & your family. Sincerely John De Vito

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