Shirley Ann (Chism) Chew
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Shirley Ann (Chism) Chew

April 2, 2019

GARY, IN - Shirley Ann (Chism) Chew was called to her heavenly home on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. She was a retired employee of the Gary Community School Corporation and a faithful member of Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church (UMC). She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Willie Chew, Jr. and daughter, Shauntell D. Chew. She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving family: eldest son, Reginald Chew of San Francisco, CA; daughter, Shirelle M. Chew of Indianapolis, IN; granddaughter, Deneisha Rencher of Indianapolis, IN; sister, Charlotte (Lonnie) Taylor of South Bend, IN; and brother, James (Mary) Chism of South Bend, IN. Shirley's parents, James and Lillian Chism, as well as brothers John (Shirley) Chism and Eugene (Elaine) Chism preceded her in passing. Visitation is Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 9:00-10:00am followed by Funeral Services from 10:00-11:00am both of which will be held at 5th Ave. UMC, 2600 W. 5th Ave., Gary, IN. Interment will be at the Calumet Park Cemetery. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the National Kidney Foundation.

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Published in South Bend Tribune on Apr. 7, 2019.
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April 29, 2019
Dear family: May God bless and strengthen you during this loss of my dear cousin Shirley. I cherish the wonderful memories of our visits in our youth and regret not getting to see her in recent years. My prayers are with you
geraldine galloway
April 12, 2019
So sorry for the loss of your mom, grandmother, and loved one. Mrs Chew was a beautiful person and a faithful member of Fifth Avenue. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God comfort and sustain you during your time of bereavement. Memories of Mrs Chew will comfort you forever. God Bless you.
Florine Weston
April 12, 2019
Reggie and Shirelle: I am numb after hearing about your mom. Not only did I find an assistant at work but a dear friend in my life. Take care of Deneisha and know you were blessed with a wonderful mother and friend.
Judy Cherry
April 12, 2019
My deepest condolences to the Chew family. We have been neighbors for the last 7 and half years. I pray God grants you all peace and comfort in this most difficult time. Anything you need we are here.
Terre Murphy
April 12, 2019
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Frederick Owens
April 11, 2019
I am sincerely sorry for your loss and my warmest condolences are extended to the family. God understands the comfort that we need when we lose a loved one. May you confide in Him always because His understanding is beyond measure. (Psalm 147:3)
April 10, 2019
Your Mom will surely be missed by all. A very wise woman, whom I had the privilege to spend time with.

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The Whitfield's
April 8, 2019
Family of Shirley(Chism)Chew: I was saddened to hear of Shirley's passing. I have fond memories of her; she and I were classmates and members of the Central High School Class of 1957. God bless you all.
Susie Franklin Chandler
April 8, 2019
Sorry for the loss of your loved one Mrs. Chew. She was my very first boss in 1980 at the Gary Community Service Center and was a Caring Lovely Lady. You have my condolences. GOD BLESS YOU ALL
April 8, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 7, 2019
Rev. & Mrs. John T. Talley II
Sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She such a beautiful Lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Rev. John Talley
April 7, 2019
Coach Leek was fortunate to have Shirley as his secretary in the district athletic department for many years. My condolences to her family.
Barbara D Leek
April 7, 2019
Sorry to see Mrs Chew pass she is no longer suffering she is now with Chewbacca and she will be missed Denisha your granny loved you . Reggie and Sherelle only time and Christ will ease your pain which there is none like the lost of a mother love you all Roscoe
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