The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Friendship Baptist Church, 411 Cotton Avenue, Americus, Georgia. Burial will be held at Eastview Cemetery, Ashby Street, Americus, Georgia.
Shirlene was born on December 19, 1949 in Americus, Georgia to Ernest Griffin Sr. and the late Louise King Griffin. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Ernest Griffin Jr., Connie Will Griffin, Albert Douglas Griffins Sr. She educated in the public school system of Sumter County where she graduated from Staley High School. At an early age she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. She joined Bronwood Baptist Church, Bronwood, Georgia. She was formerly employed as a Secretary for the Middle Flint Behavior Healthcare Center.
She leaves to cherish her memories: her children, Stacey Adams, Lisa Adams both of Americus, Georgia, and Kelsey Adams Sr. (Mary), Leesburg, Georgia; father Deacon Ernest Griffin Sr., Americus, Georgia; twelve grandchildren Shyporshe Gunn (Brien), Japonica Lewis, Morris Daniels (Stephanie), Corey Adams, Markus Adams, Justice Adams, Shamone Adams, Kelsey Adams Jr., Lizzie Adams, Malik Daniels, Khali & Kelcey White; eight great grandchildren; siblings, Peggy Patterson (Will) Akron, Ohio, Pearline Marlin (Harold), Joyce Dice, all of Americus, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including devoted friends Johnny & Frances McDaniel, Oradell Westbrook, Lillie Ruth Pace, Dolores Angry Gore, and her LakeWorth Court neighbors and friends Ms. Gussie, Ms. Jackie, Ms. Leih also friends of the family Mrs. Josephine Thomas, Rusha Gardner & Spencer McDowell, Cathy Wilkerson and Georgia Maye.