Shirley Ann Wills was born June 4th, 1953 in Benton Harbor, Michigan to the union of the late Eddie Wills and Emma Wills. She was the fourth of ten children. Shirley graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1971. She worked as a laborer for several companies including Ausco Auto Specialties and JVIS, where she retired in 2014. Thereafter, Shirley started helping others by providing home care assistance. She attended Pilgrim Rest Church as well as Brotherhood Church. In 2015, she met Albert Thomas Jr and they married on July 5th, 2016. Shirley was well known throughout Benton Harbor. She had many friends and 3 beautiful grandchildren, De’mia, Morgan and Madisyn. She also enjoyed cooking, taking care of people and most importantly, spending time with loved ones.
Shirley departed this life Monday, January 13th, 2020 in Benton Harbor, Michigan at the side of her husband Albert Thomas Jr. Shirley was preceded in death by her father Eddie Wills; mother Emma Wills; brother Robert McKinney Jr; brother Howard Wills; and daughter Monek Wills-Finley.
She leaves behind her husband Albert Thomas Jr of Benton Harbor, MI; one daughter Tawana Wills-Miskdeen (Idris) of Chicago, IL; four sisters, Betty Thomas, Debra Wills-Cotton, Lorraine Rohl all of Benton Harbor, MI, and Jeannette Wills of Atlanta, GA; three brothers, Tommy Wills (Liliian) of CA, John Defrance (Tracy) of Atlanta, GA and Michael Defrance (Tiffany) of Chicago, IL; three grandchildren, De’mia Finley, Morgan Miskdeen and Madisyn Miskdeen and a host friends and relatives.
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