Shirley Thomas Niday was the voice of Magic City Ford for about 15 years. For 12 years she battled a rare form of breast cancer called Triple Negative. She was buried on the awareness day. On Feb. 28, 2013 she passed away in Troutville, Virginia. She was born in Floyd County, but was a long time Botetourt County resident. She was recognized everywhere she went from her days on television hawking Ford cars to the Roanoke Valley. During the last five years several fundraiser were held to help her with treatment at Johns Hopkins Medical Center. Her husband Wayne of 30 years said, “She was a great lady, mother and friend. She never met a stranger.” His nickname for her was “Kilroy.” Her daughter Nikki said, “We appreciate all of the friends and family who supported her through the years and us, too. Rachael Osborne and staff at Amedisys Hospice Care assisted the family.” Kitty Rierson her oldest daughter said, “She was the best MawMaw in the world to her six grandchildren.” Online condolences can be left on The Roanoke Times obituary Legacy page.