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Shirley J. Humphries

January 23, 1936 — September 20, 2018

Shirley, the matriarch of 5 generations would like to acknowledge that her work here is done. Her new mission takes her to a wonderful and holy place where her heart will be content and she has been united with family and friends.

She was born January 23, 1936, in Kokomo, Indiana, the daughter of Joel B. Tinder, Sr. and Gertrude Talley Tinder. Shirley received her wings on September 20, 2018 at 7:02 PM surrounded by her family.

She attended Kokomo high school and played soft ball for Carver Community Center. Shirley married Walter V. Humphries on August 20th, 1955. Together, along with family members, they opened the 500 Club, then independently started many entrepreneurial initiatives including the distinguished Shirley’s Lounge.

Shirley always had a love for cooking and in her private time of creativity, the well-known Shirley Burger was born amongst many other recognized culinary favorites.

Shirley also had a passion for sports and sponsored a softball team. She was a member of the Silhouettes and the Kings & Queens Social Club.

Shirley was baptized at an early age at Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of her great uncle, the now late, Rev. Roy Hatcher.

Shirley is proceeded in death by her parents, her husband Walter V. Humphries, three brothers Joel B. Tinder Jr, Robert Tinder and John Tinder, step brother Robert Lewis and daughters Renita Humphries, Denorse Guynn.
She is survived by her children Vicky Price (William), Alicia Mills (Bryon), Walter Humphries, Donita Humphries, Stacey Humphries (Melanie), 28 grandchildren, 58 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren, her sister Elizabeth Tinder, her brother Sherman Tinder (Carolyn),

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Minister William Price and Shirley's daughter Vicky, for opening up their home.
The visitation is Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 10am – 12pm followed by the service at 12pm at Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, where the officiant and eulogist will be Pastor Lonnie E. Anderson, Jr. The interment will immediately follow in Crown Point Cemetery.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Submit to him in all ways and he will straighten your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church

1599 E Sycamore St, Kokomo, IN 46901

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church

1599 E Sycamore St, Kokomo, IN 46901

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