Shirley (Easey) King, a humble, strong, and joyful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, died Monday, November 26, 2018. Shirley, 55, was born August 3, 1963, in Hastings, to Lewis and Berneda (Campbell) Easey. Following graduating from high school, Shirley went to work for The Carters IGA in Charlotte where she met Fred King. On February 23, 1984, the two married and created their 34-year legacy together. Most recently Shirley worked as a HR Specialist for Dakkota Integrated Systems in Lansing, for over 15 years. Shirley loved planning parties/family get-togethers, it was common for her to have 30-plus people over for Thanksgiving or Christmas Dinner. She would prepare a five-course meal. Shirley devoted her life to working and helping others. Her other passions in life were, cooking, crafting, shopping, traveling to Florida, and being a grandma. Above all, Shirley loved her family.
Shirley is survived by her loving family; husband, Fred; sons, Steve (Stephanie) King, Josh King; grandchildren, Tiberius and Malakai King; siblings, Tommy, Gary, Donnie, Carol, Ellen, Bessie, David, Anita, Julie, and Annie; numerous nieces and nephews; and her two Yorkshire Terriers, Emma and Bella.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Mary.
Friends are encouraged to support Shirley’s family at visitation and memorial services. Memorial services are Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte, with Pastor Steve Olmstead officiating. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service, from noon to 2 p.m.
If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at pancan.org. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Shirley on her tribute page at PrayFuneral.com.