WEEMS—Shirley Louise Garrett of Weems died July 23, 2022.
She was born October 7, 1938, in Weems to the late John Morris Henderson and late Louise Bundy. After the passing of her mother two weeks after her birth, Shirley was adopted and raised by James and Helen V. Carter.
Shirley attended Sharon Baptist Church. She graduated from A.T. Wright High School.
She was a housekeeper for various companies and later became a caretaker. She worked in hospitals as well as in homes, including being a caregiver to close relatives. She sold hundreds of cakes; her specialties were her chocolate cake and pound cake.
Shirley also was preceded in death by her parents, James and Helen V. Carter; her brothers, Ernest Carter and Franklin Morris.
She is survived by her children, Steven Henderson, Helen Michelle Gray and Linda Garrett; her grandchildren, Lenora Gray, Danielle Sevier, Joseph Gray, Travis Garrett, George Gray, Angela Gray, Adriel Gray, Keyanna Jacobs, Natasha Perry and Bianca Jacobs; her great-grandchildren, Jaylen, Jadyn, Joshua, Peyton, Elijah, Maxwell, Eliana, Jordan and Alex.
A funeral was held at 1 p.m. August 6 at Campbell Funeral Home, Kilmarnock.