Shirley “Tot” D. Lemley, 78, of Fremont, OH passed away on Monday, November 26, 2018 at ProMedica Toledo Hospital. She was born on June 27, 1940 in Union, SC, the daughter of Samuel and Idella (Foster) Long.
Shirley married James “Jimmy” L. Lemley on October 3, 1959 in Cleveland, OH and he preceded her in death on October 22, 2015. She worked at Stouffer’s in Cleveland; Dayton Marine and Peter Eckrich both in Fremont, OH.
Shirley was a member of Victory Church. She was a foster parent and founded the Community Crusaders which was a grass roots prayer group/ after school program. Shirley enjoyed cooking, singing and spending time with her family. She would help anyone in need.
Shirley is survived by her children, Veronica (Mike) Jenkins, Pamela (James) Kindle both of Fremont, Karen Lemley, Columbus, OH and James L. (Patty) Lemley, Jr., Wooster, OH; spiritual son, Pastor Darrell Gant; special great-great niece, Kelisha Sims; grandchildren, Balinda and Tyrone Lemley, DeAngelo Lee, Courtney Cote’ Lemley, Jamal and Nick Kindle; step-grandchildren, Joseph Jenkins and Ashley (Tom) Mathews; thirteen great grandchildren; brother, Charles “Peter” Long and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation: Friday from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St, Fremont, OH.
Service: Saturday, December 1, 2018, 10:00 am at Victory Church, with one hour of visitation prior to the service at church, 2051 Oak Harbor Rd, Fremont, OH. Pastor Scott Robles will officiate.
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont, OH
Memorials: Victory Church or Donor’s Choice