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Shirley Baker Williams

Shirley Baker Williams, 85 of Clearwater, Florida, passed away on June 2nd, 2023 under the care of Suncoast Hospice Palm Harbor, Florida. Shirley was born on January 30th, 1938 in Key West, Florida, a third generation Key West Conch. Daughter of the late Earl Eugene Baker and Edna Louise (Lowe) Baker of Key West.

She was preceded in death by her husband- Kenneth D. Williams, daughter- Sheryl Rose Williams, brothers- Eugene Baker and Vernon Baker (all of Key West). She is survived by her son- Keith A. Williams, daughter-in-law- Paula J. Williams, granddaughters- Celeste Inghram (Robert), Kelsy Rose Williams, great grandchildren- Vera and Everett Inghram, twin sister- Peggy Baker Allen (Norman), brother-in-law- John Lawler, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was employed for several years at the Monroe County School District where she retired. Shirley was a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, daughter, and sister. She was a member of the Fleming Street United Methodist Church of Key West, Florida and a member of Friendship United Methodist Church of Clearwater, Florida.

She had the voice of an angel and loved singing in the church choirs since she was 16 years old.  She also lettered in the chorus in high school. She was loved by all for her easy going quiet demeanor and she will be greatly missed. Memorial Services at Veterans Funeral Care on June 24th, 2023 at 1:00 pm. Burial services will be from Old Stone United Methodist Church and graveside service  will be held on August 5th, 2023 in Key West, Florida.

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  • Carol Brady says:

    My condolences to her family

  • Kathy and Steve Turner says:

    To Keith, Paula, Kelsy, Celeste, Vera, Everett, John Lawler and Peggy,
    Our deepest condolences. Shirley was my cousin and a beautiful role model, being almost a generation older. There was never anything except the highest praise to be said about Shirley! Until we meet again! I pray for comfort in the beautiful memories for all of you! God bless!

  • Charlotte and Nick Manley says:

    She was a wonderful person. Loved by so many. Prayers for you Keith and Paula and all your family. Love you.

  • Jeanne Nulisch Fraga says:

    Keith I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing I really enjoyed our friendship while working together in payroll She taught me how to go home on my lunch hour and get dinner going It stayed with me for years I still make her rump toast and shrimp Sebastian recipes All my heartfelt sympathies to you and your family

  • Lynn says:

    My deepest sympathies to the Williams family! I was lucky enough to have met Shirley on several occasions! She was a very sweet person! Sending love and prayers!

  • Paula Bushelle says:

    Shirley was our childhood friend. Shirley had such a wonderful laugh and and was a talented singer. I remember her performing when she was in grade school at a PTA meeting. She and I reminisced about that night not too longer ago. My sister and I spent many years of our youth playing up in Canfield Lane with the twins. The entire Baker family was our extended family.
    Shirley, Rest in Peace and I know you were welcomed home by many family members and friends.

  • Daphne A. Phelps says:

    It is with great sadness and much love that I send my condolences to Shirley’s special family.

    I have been Shirley’s friend for eighty years; we started first grade at Harris Elementary, moved on to the Annex and graduated with the Class of 1956, Key West High School.
    Shirley’s singing voice was beautiful and her smile delightful.

    We had many adventures during our youth and we forged unforgetable memories. I thank GOD for my friend and I know she has been welcomed in HEAVEN by Donnie, Sheryl, relatives and friends. 🌹

  • Lauren Gibson says:

    Keith, it was so sad to hear of your Mama’s passing. I have known your family all my life.
    Have great comfort in knowing Sheryl and your Daddy were waiting for her with open arms.
    God Bless you and your family!

  • Jan & Jim Blue says:

    Jim and I are greatly saddened by this news, but we know she is with loved ones, and we will see her again one day. Our hearts go out to all the family grieving her loss.
    We pray that all the wonderful memories we’ve shared will bring comfort to those who mourn.
    Heartfelt sympathy and love is shared with you today.

  • Michelle Robinson says:

    Shirley was such a ray of sunshine. I’m so sorry to hear that she’s passed. Our condolences to the entire Williams/Lawler family. We’re thinking of you! – Gene, Michelle and family.

  • Mabeline Ortiz says:

    My deepest condolences to the family.

    May the love of God and those around you
    help you through the days ahead and
    be comforted by her lovely memories.

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