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1950 ~ 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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Shirley Ann Gary, 73, of Williston, Florida, was born to the late Herbert Gary and Aretha B. Lee on May 29th, 1950. Shirley accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age under the pastorage of Elder David Frison and the late Elder Willie Foster. Shirley came to be a Mother at Our Father In Heaven House of Prayer under the pastorage of Curtis L. Harris later in her fellowship. Shirley worked in the Aerospace Department at General Electric where she made batteries for NASA for 37 years. She also worked at Exactech where she retired after 10 years making prosthetics.
Shirley’s hobbies included, singing, baking, shopping, but most importantly spending time with her beloved family. Shirley attended Williston Vocational School where she graduated in 1968 as Ms. Williston Vocational. After graduation Shirley moved to the big city of Miami, Florida, where she worked in the Garment District for Mr. Dino’s, and also met friends that turned into family. After her brief stay in Miami, Shirley moved back home to Williston in late 1972.Shirley was deeply rooted in her community as she served on the MLK committee as well as the Senior Citizens committee.
Shirley also sang with the group Alpha and Omega
Shirley leaves to cherish memories of her life, her daughter, Shantavia (Kenneth) Anderson, Williston, FL; Two grandchildren, Cj Edwards, Ebony Edwards, Williston, FL. Her brother and sisters, Vernon (Fannie) Bernard, Williston, FL; Carolyn Lars, Williston, FL; Vivian Wallace, Williston, FL; Janice (Curtis) Harris, Williston, FL. Special Cousin: Vonda Williams. God Daughter: Durrell Sykes (Manuel) and a host of nieces and nephews, family and friends.