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Shirley Ann Dawson Mutter

October 15, 1931 — August 26, 2023


Shirley Ann Dawson Mutter, 91, of Suffolk, passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2023. She was the daughter of the late Charles Edward Dawson and Eva Crawford Dawson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years Robert Junior Mutter and a son, James Bower Mutter.

She is survived by her daughters, Stephanie Karen Murrell (Stan) of Smithfield, VA and Debra Lynn Beaton of Chesterfield, VA; grandsons, Brad and Craig Beaton; granddaughter, Shelby Murrell and three great grandchildren.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Suffolk, VA, a member of the Louise Obici Hospital Ladies Auxilary. She volunteered to serve her community at every opportunity working in the classroom at school, various charities, the hospital and her church. She loved to cook and bake cookies for everyone in the neighborhood. Together with Mr. Mutter they enjoyed ballroom dancing and were members of many social clubs. In her later life she worked with her husband at the dry cleaners and also enjoyed playing cards with her girlfriends.

Karen and Stan would like to thank AmeriCare Plus and Traditions Health for the wonderful caretakers they provided. A very special thank you to Tania Senior-Thomas for her compassionate around the clock care.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 31, 2023, 11 a.m. at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, Suffolk, VA. Online condolences may be registered at

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Thursday, August 31, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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