Deepest Condolences to the Family


Shirley Ann Fleetham was an active labour supporter up until 2 years ago and a former Town Councillor with 20 years service, who became deputy Town Mayor in 1994 and then Town Mayor in 1995. Her husband Jack was very proud to be her consort and support. She loved Spennymoor, the town and it’s people, only wanting what was best for all. She met lots of people in this time, including colleagues who became life long friends.


Shirley and Jack were lucky enough that in October 1995 HRH Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip came to visit the area, to Thorns Lighting, whereupon both Shirley and Jack were presented to the Royal Couple.  This was a very proud moment indeed for both Shirley, Jack and the family.


A close friend of Shirley’s recently described Shirley as a very loving, kind friend, one that she will never forget, her lovely smile and Heart of Gold were memories she will forever hold. I think this sums up my mother Shirley whom I am very proud of. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her and were lucky enough to meet her.