Florence – Funeral service for Mrs. Shirley Lee Gurley Johnson will be conducted 11:00 AM Friday, May 17, 2019 at Greater Gethsemane Apostolic Church, 1532 E. Old Marion Hwy., Florence. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery directed by Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC.
.Shirley Lee Gurley Johnson was born July 20, 1960 in Florence, South Carolina. She was the daughter of Mrs. Frances Gurley and the late Elbert Nathaniel Gurley, Sr. She departed this life on Sunday morning, May 12, 2019 at home with her family.
Shirley was educated in the Public Schools of Florence County.
After relocating to Washington, District of Columbia, Shirley gained employment with Washington Convention Center. She returned to Florence, South Carolina thirty-two years later and was employed with Carolina Hospital Systems Environmental Services as a Supervisor, before her health declined.
At an early age, Shirley attended Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and later attended Greater Gethsemane Apostolic Church, where she was baptized under the leadership of Bishop Kenneth J. Swaringer, Sr.
Shirley was preceded in death by her father; three brothers, Nathaniel Gurley, David Gurley, and Elbert Gurley; and two sisters, Queenie Muldrow and Evelyn Washington.
She leaves to cherish her memories: her mother, Frances Gurley of Florence, South Carolina; five brothers, Bishop Harry Lee Brockington of Florence, South Carolina, John Gurley of Florence, South Carolina, Willie Gurley of Florence, South Carolina, Deacon Chuckley (Barbara) Gurley of Florence, South Carolina, and Deacon Phillip Gurley of Florence, South Carolina; three sisters, Bobbie (Sylvester) Moody of Florence, South Carolina, Viola (Robert) Hines of Florence, South Carolina and Carrie Bradford of Florence, South Carolina; one uncle, Deacon Luwayne (Mary) Brockington of Florence, South Carolina; one aunt, Florence Grant of Florence, South Carolina; a host of nephews; nieces; other relatives and friends
The family will receive friends at 1401 Trindad Ct., Florence.
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