Rev Edwin Samuel Shirley

Rev Edwin Samuel Shirley

Birth
Saint James, Jamaica
Death 13 Jun 1982 (aged 96)
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, USA
Burial Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 192360412 · View Source
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Rev. Edwin S. Shirley, 97, helped guide county anti-poverty agency. Services will be Wednesday for the Rev. Edwin S. Shirley, a Fort Lauderdale resident and retired Episcopal priest who spent many years working to help the poor of Broward County. Shirley, 97, of 2211 NW 30th Ave., died Sunday at Broward General Medical Center. Shirley graduated from Howard University , with a Bachelor of Divinity Degree in 1917 and worked as an Episcopal priest for 39 years. He retired in 1964 at the age of 78. Shortly after his arrival in Fort Lauderdale, he began working for the Economic Opportunity Coordinating Group, an anti-poverty agency. He worked there for seven years. Shirley began working for the agency in 1966 as a youth counselor, but eventually became the organizations senior citizens coordinator in the early 1970s. "We are working hard to convince the people that being poor is no crime, but one can shake off poverty in many ways through being industrious and thrifty," Shirley said during an interview in 1966. Shirley is survived by four sons. Dr., Calvin H. Shirley, of Fort Lauderdale; Dr. Edwin S. Shirley, of Miami; Donald W. Shirley, of New York City, and Maurice E. Shirley, of Milwaukee, Wis.; He is also survived by one daughter, Edwina Shirley, of Fort Lauderdale; 13 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church on E. Oakland Park Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. He will be buried in Sunset Memorial Cemetery.


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  • Created by: Mary Cummins
  • Added: 18 Aug 2018
  • Find A Grave Memorial 192360412
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Edwin Samuel Shirley (20 Aug 1885–13 Jun 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 192360412, citing Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Mary Cummins (contributor 48205043) .