Shirley Meredith

Shirley Meredith

Feb 11, 1933 - Dec 24, 2019
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Mother Shirley Meredith passed away on December 24, 2019 after fighting a lengthy illness.

Mother Meredith was born Shirley Little to Annie Mae and Joecephus Little on February 11, 1933 in Mobile, Alabama. At an early age Mother Meredith moved to Ohio from Mobile, with her Aunt Bertha and Uncle Bob.

Mother joined First Missionary Baptist Church of Swanton, Ohio at an early age serving as President of the Pastors Aide for many years, and at her passing was the longest active member of the church.

On November 27, 1950, Mother Meredith married the love of her life and best friend James Meredith. With this union there is one daughter, Christine. Shirley was very committed to family and loved ones and was instrumental in helping to relocate her younger siblings to Ohio.

She was a former member of Pride of Composite Lodge 81, La Paz Assembly No. 35 Order of the Golden Circle, she was a daughter of Mecca Court 73. She was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of Spencer Township, Lifelong member of the NAACP and the local Democratic Committee of Toledo. She was also a Member of the Atomic Pirates Motorcycle Club. She worked as a seamstress at several dry cleaners throughout the City of Toledo.

She is preceded in death by parents, Joecephus and Annie Mae Little; Husband, James; and seven siblings.

She is survived by daughter Christine Brunner, God daughter Ida Cole, grandchildren, Kristin, Rachel, and Raquel Jones, Kadejah Cole and great grandchild Mylai Parcher. Sisters, Bertha (Andrew) Burden, Dolores Tolbert, Annabell Wheaton, Betty Ford, Regina Tilman, Linda Smith, Jeweline Little and brother, Rufus Little and host of nieces and nephews family and friends.
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  • Visitation

    January 2, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    January 2, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
    First Missionary Baptist Church
    10202 Angola Rd
    Swanton, Ohio 43558
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    January 2, 2020 | 12:00am
    January 2, 2020 12:00am
    First Missionary Baptist Church
    10202 Angola Rd
    Swanton, Ohio 43558
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    January 2, 2020 | 2:00pm
    January 2, 2020 2:00pm
    Springfield Township Cemetery
    7620 Airport Highway
    Holland, OH 43528
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Posted at 02:34pm
Condolences to Christine Meredith and family. From Debra Galloway and family and Cynthia Allen and family.
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Gwendolyn E.March Jones

Posted at 03:37pm
May your heart find comfort knowing that your love one is at home with the Lord
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