Shirley M. VanLoton

Published 9:50 am Tuesday, November 14, 2017

WINTON, NC – Shirley Marie VanLoton, age 91, passed away on November 13, 2017 at Vidant Bertie Hospital in Windsor, NC.

Mrs. VanLoton was born on May 22, 1926 to Vern and Vera Federman Briggs in Michigan. Shirley had a great love for animals, especially her beloved GiGi. She enjoyed doing ceramics. Shirley loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend and will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

Along with her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Dean VanLoton; sister, Thelma Cole; and brothers, Pearl and Dwayne Briggs.

Shirley is survived by two sons, Michael VanLoton and wife Linda of Harrellsville, NC, and Randy VanLoton and wife Karen of Indianapolis, IN; and granddaughter, Kimberly Jones and husband Verble of Ahoskie, NC.

The family will gather and receive friends to celebrate the life of Shirley on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Garrett~Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or directly PAWS of Hertford County, P.O. Box 153, Murfreesboro, NC, 27855; or you may donate online by visiting; then type Shirley VanLoton.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Van Loton family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting