Shirley Ann Fleming

September 16, 1944 ~ November 20, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Shirley Fleming Obituary

Shirley Ann Turner Fleming was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lee and Virginia Turner on September 16, 1944 in Memphis, Tennessee.  It is said that exceptional people are born at a time when they are needed most, and it is clear the presence of this phenomenal women touched countless lives and brought many to know her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Shirley was an exuberant adolescent and participated in a multitude of activities and interests: dance contests, beauty pageants, and of course going to church.

In 1968, Shirley relocated to South Bend, Indiana and met the Love of her Life, Mr. Louis D. Fleming. They were soon married and diligently began to raise a family.

Shirley took great care in making sure that her children were raised in the Church. Sunday School, to evening church, Mid-week Bible study, Sun-Shine Band, and Vacation Bible School, the family was always participating. A lot of times with Sister Shirley leading the class.   

Shirley was a true disciple of Christ as she loved and cared for everyone.  It did not matter if you did not attend her church, she was there to serve.  She would willingly provide food, comfort, rides, and always a word of prayer to whomever needed it. 

Shirley loved her grandchildren.  “You are Abraham’s seed” is what she would remark to each of them.  It was her desire that every member of her lineage came to know that God is real and to believe that Jesus is his Son.  As her license plate read on her car she was “Just a Praying Granny”.

Shirley departed this earthy home to rejoice and be held by His hands on Monday, November 20, 2023 at 12:45 p.m. surrounded by her loved ones.She was met at the Heavenly Gates by her parents Lee and Virginia Turner, sisters Helen Jones and Sue Carol Turner, grandmothers Lutie Caldwell and Minnie Patterson, mother and father-in-law Hollis and Nora Fleming, aunt Mildred Collins, brothers and sister-in-law Pasco Fleming, McRay O’Neal Fleming, Preston Fleming, and Ella White, and granddaughter Mikhaila Fleming.

Shirley leaves to cherish her memories her husband, Louis D. Fleming, children Geneva Littlejohn; Anthony Fleming; Nora (Arthur)Bates; Evelyn Fleming; Michael (Renée)Fleming; and Steven (Sonjia) Fleming.  Grandchildren: Charity Kelly, Patience Brown, Hannah Adams, Sabria Diggins, Samaria Fleming, David Adams, Christopher Danner, Anthony Fleming Jr., Tiara Fleming, Adrias Fleming, Justice Brown, Khalíl Fleming, Akira Fleming, Kyle McGee, Janie Bates, Haven Winston, Dominique Fleming, Steven M. Fleming and Jonathon Simmons, 44 Great-Grand Children.  Many God Children, Special Daughters, Second Sons, and countless relatives, friends and loved ones.

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December 1, 2023

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Alford's Mortuary Chapel
1222 Napier Street
South Bend, Indiana 46601

Celebration of Life
December 1, 2023

12:00 PM
Alford's Mortuary Chapel
1222 Napier Street
South Bend, Indiana 46601

Interment following funeral service
December 1, 2023

Highland Cemetery
2257 Portage Ave
South Bend, Indiana 46616


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