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Williams, Shirley Ruth Age 67, went to rest in the loving arms of God on June 26, 2014. Shirley was born March 14, 1947 to Barxton Sr. and Annie Ruth Morris in Columbia, Mississippi. Her family relocated to Gary, IN in 1954. She graduated from Gary Roosevelt High School in 1967. Shirley accepted Christ at an early age. Shirley worked for Gary Tube Works which lasted 16 years. She later went to work for Joyce Sports Wear in Gary, IN. Her final place of employment was the United Postal Services at the Chicago Bulk Mail Center from where she retired. During her retirement she started and ran her own business, Butterfly Accessories. She was united with her childhood sweetheart Bruce Williams Sr. on October 14, 1968. Shirley was preceded in death by Bruce Williams Sr.; parents, Barxton Morris Sr. and Annie Ruth Fisher; grandmother, Lela Bass; granddaughter, Brazil Williams; sister, Woodie Eaton; brother, Percy Fisher; and aunt, Emma Preston. She leaves to cherish her memory: son, Bruce (Kimothy) Williams; daughter, Shirletta (Danielle) Montgomery; 4 grandsons, Shyvon, Bruce III, Brevin, and Bryce; 2 granddaughters, Naquia and Danyelle; 2 great-granddaughters, Quiara and Quirsten; 2 brothers, John (Ola) Morris, Barxton (Josalene) Morris Jr.; sister, Earline White; 7 brothers-in-law; 2 sisters-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews, and many special friends. Funeral Services provided by Guy & Allen Funeral Directors. Visitation is from 12:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, family hour from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Guy & Allen Funeral Home, 2959 West 11th Avenue. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Liberty Baptist Church, 2301 Roosevelt St., Gary, IN, Officiating, Pastor Antwon Brown.

Published in the Post Tribune on July 1, 2014
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