Shirley was born on April 20, 1952 in Buncombe. She was the daughter of Vernon Ming and Marie (Keeling) Ming.
Shirley was united in marriage to Michael D. Nelson in Plano in 1972. He survives.
Other survivors include her children- William Ming of Beaufort, Missouri, Allen Nelson, Samantha Morris and Matthew Nelson all of Buncombe; 14 grandchildren- Amber, Thomas, Hannah, Shayelin, Ashleigh, Bryan, Devon R., Deanna, Devin M., Nathaniel, Michael, Billy, Annabella and Forsythia; 6 great grandchildren; a sister – Malinda Hankins; 3 brothers – Lee Ming, Donnie Ming, and Mike Carlton; and aunts & uncles – Dorothy & Jim Crowe, John & Linda Ming, and Barbara Brewer.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents – Vernon Ming and Marie Keeling and her grandmother – Faye Morris.
Shirley was a professional cook. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and also enjoyed quilting.
A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 2PM-4PM at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.
Memorials may be made to the Heather Harper Treat Fund, PO Box 98, Vienna, IL. 62995.