Shirley Rebecca Fulton was born May 30, 1930, to the union of Theodore Getmen Conley and Gladys Octavia (Williams) Conley in Buffalo, New York.
After High School in 1947, she went on to Nursing School and in 1950 worked for The Erie County Infirmary in Wendy, New York, and later Buffalo Deaconess Hospital. She was a dedicated member of the church.
In 1953 she married James William Fulton of Halifax, Nova Scotia. In this union, they were blessed with four sons. She is survived by two sons: Theodore D. (Aaron) Fulton, James L. (Rose) Fulton all of South Bend, Indiana; also, two stepdaughters: Tenika Cooper and Justine (Fransico) Montez of Buffalo, New York.
In 1969, she moved her family to South Bend, Indiana, and enrolled in Indiana University South Bend. Shirley earned Bachelors and Masters Degree in Public Offers, Criminal Justice, and Political Science. She was very active in the Community and Neighborhood. She retired in 2006 but continued to do volunteer work for the Community. She was a member of Pentecostal Cathedral where she was a former president of the Mothers Board and started the After-School Program.
She is also survived by three grandchildren: Jennifer (Abdul Shakur) Muhammed of Baltimore, Maryland, Jahmad (Vanessa) Fulton of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Jamillah J Fulton of South Bend, Indiana. She has 10 Great- Grandchildren.
Those who preceded her in death along with her parents were: Grant Andrew Morehead, Jack Alan (Solomon) Conley, Clifford Harrington Solomon, and Robert Hammond Conley; two sons: Gary Hammond and Guy Alan (Jabril) Fulton.
We shall miss her (Mother) very much however, we remain confident in the words of Psalm 116:12-15 “What shall I render unto the Lord for all His benefits toward me? I will take the cup of salvation and call upon the name of the Lord. I will pay my vows unto the Lord now in the presence of all his people. Precious in the Lord is the death of his SAINTS''.
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