Julie Bell Shird was born on May 15, 1936 in Florence, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Corine Shird and the late Joseph (Jack) Fleming. On Saturday October 23, 2021, she departed this life at King Manor Nursing Home in New Jersey.
Julie attended the Public Schools in Florence County. She worked on the farm in her early life, and later relocated to Paterson, New Jersey where she worked as a live in House Keeper. She also was employed at Toy Factory, until her health declined.
To know Julie was to love her. She was one of the most genuine persons you would ever want to meet. She had a heart of gold and loved everyone and would give you the shirt off of her back. She always had a smile on her face.
At an early age, Julie joined Aimwell Missionary Baptist Church in Pamplico, South Carolina. After relocating to Paterson, New Jersey she became a member of United Presbyterian Church.
In addition to her parents, Julie was preceded in death by her parents, Corine Shird and Joseph “Jack” Fleming; her two sons, Ray Allen Shird, and Frankie Shird; five brothers, Charlie Shird, Sonny Shird, Moses L. Fleming, Joe Fleming, and Vincent C. Fleming; and seven sisters, Mary Lee Shird, Alma Lee Fleming, Wilma Mae Stuckey, Letha Fleming, Lealer Anderson, Ella Mae Fleming, and Betty Fleming.
She leaves to cherish many precious memories: a loving daughter, Jean (John) Shird of Neptune, New Jersey; a son, Samuel (Sandra) Shird of Wilmington, Delaware; three grandchildren, Jalal Ali, Jalen Willis, and Joli Willis; one great grandson, Jalal Ali, Jr.; one sister, Dorothy Belin; five special nieces, Diana Merrill, Barbara Merrill, Jeanette Shird, Felicia (Alonza) Jones, and Donna Shird; two special nephews, Tommy Shird and Gary Merrill; a special cousin, Mazie Parker; and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving family members, and friends.
Please keep the family of Julie Bell Shird in your thoughts and prayers.