Shirley M. David, 73, of Syracuse passed away on Saturday, September 9th at Crouse Hospital.
Mrs. Shirley M. David was born on November 28, 1943 to Cornell and Juanita Spears of Bennettsville, South Carolina. Educated in the Marlboro County School District, Shirley was the eldest of three daughters. Along with her parent’s, Shirley is predeceased by her sister Mary Wilson Spears Woodhouse of Washington DC, her youngest sister Rose Ann (LC spouse) Palmer, is a resident of Bennettsville, SC who she loved dearly.
Employed at Block Institute in Brooklyn for a number of years, Shirley was a dedicated employee who strived to improve the quality of life for individuals who suffered with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Shirley enjoyed watching television shows that featured the, ”Oldies But Goodies of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s” and could often be heard singing or humming one of her favorite tunes.
She leaves to mourn her passing with fond and loving memories her three children, MSG Gregory A. (Barbara) Spears, Ret., Shirl and Levernice David; four grandchildren, Corey David, Brenton Spears, Tiffany Wynn and Gregory Spears, II; four great grandchildren, London, Malachi, Brooklyn and Chasity, along with a host of nieces, nephews and other family friends and loved ones.
A resident of Brooklyn, NY for more than sixty-years, Shirley relocated to Syracuse NY in 2009, where she participated in various activities and crafts while attending the Salvation Army Social Day Program. She found pleasure in attending Toomey Abbott Non-denominational Religious services, as she enjoyed the biblical Christian teachings and communing with others.
As an expression of sympathy, please send a donation in Shirley’s name to:
Meals on Wheels of Central New York
200 Burt Street, #1
Syracuse New York 13202
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