Shirlynn Lamar O’Brien, 72 of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away in Callaway, MD, on November 6, 2019. “Lynn” as she was affectionately known, as well as “Chick” to family and friends, was born on March 20, 1947 in Washington, S.E., DC. to the late Bernard L. Gordon and Shirley A. Dean Gordon. After graduating from Anacostia High School in 1965, Lynn met and married the love of her life, her husband, David M. O’Brien on October 21, 1967.
Lynn loved to plant flowers and decorate. She had 3 kitties that she adored. Lynn loved and enjoyed being around family and friends. She was nothing but giving to all of those she knew and who knew her. Lynn always put others first.
Lynn leaves behind to cherish her sweet memories her husband of 52 years, David M. O’Brien, of Mechanicsville, MD; her children, Heather O’Brien, of Hollywood, MD, Michael O’Brien, of Hollywood, MD, Shannon O’Brien, of Montross, VA, Kyle O’Brien Walker, of Youngstown, OH; four grandchildren, Jeffrey, Kevin, Marcus, Griffin; four great grandchildren, Travis, Landon, Nellie and Vivian, as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
To know Lynn was to know a kind, generous, fun-loving and wonderful special person. She will be missed and will carry on in our memories for all of time. Family and friends will unite on Monday, November 18, 2019 for visitation at 9 am until time of service at 11 am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, MD. Interment to follow at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery at 1:00 p.m.
You were a daughter,a sister, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a great grandma.But you were my best friend. And Iknow no one will ever be able to fill this void in my heart. You are no longer here but forever in our memories. I am fortunate to have you as part of my life’s journey. And greatful to god for the times we shared. I was looking foward to us getting back into part of our old routine. But god has other plans for you. Maybe he has some petunias that need pinching. Just know there will not be a day that goes by that i will not think about you. Thank you for all you have done for me and sharing your beautiful family with me. All my love always! Terry