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Maxine Shirley, 74, Summer Shade, KY (1940-2015)

Maxine J. Brewer Shirley, age 74, of Summer Shade, KY, died March 27, 2015 at the T. J. Samson Hospital. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at 1:00pm at Summer Shade Missionary Baptist Church in Summer Shade. Viewing will start Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 2:00 till 8 PM at the church and Wednesday at 7 AM till time for the funeral. Burial will be in the Trinity Lane Cemetery in Summer Shade.

Born October 13, 1940, in Knob Lick, Ky, Maxine Shirley was the daughter of the late Filmore and Dorsey Crenshaw Brewer.

Maxine, Class of 1959 graduates of Ralph Bunche High School, retired from TJ Samson Hospital where she worked as a LPN for years, then continued to work at the Monroe County Health and Rehab Center. She was a faithful member of the Summer Shade Missionary Baptist Church in Summer Shade where she served as Secretary/Treasure for over 40 years and a past president of the missionary society. She was a Breast Cancer Survivor. Maxine was a mother figure to many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. She is survived by
  • Her husband of 49 years, George Leon Shirley,
  • Two sons, Lenardos (Lisa) Shirley of Knob Lick, KY and Larmarrous Shirley (Bonnie Stanton) of Atlanta, GA.
  • One sister Juanita Driver of Toledo.
  • Two brothers, Fill Curtis Brewer and Ray Ward Brewer of Louisville.
  • Three grandchildren, Latrel Shirley, LaNisha (Johnny) Martin and LaVander Shirley.
  • One great grandchild, Deant'e Martin.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother Earl Dale Brewer.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society or the Summer Shade Missionary Baptist Church. Condolences may be left online at

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