Shirley Moses

January 7, 1931March 31, 2021
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A Life of Service to Family and Community...

Shirley Moses was a class act and she leaves behind a legacy of love, dedication, strength, joy, style and healthy living.

Shirley Mae Moses was born on January 7, 1931, in Bishopville, South Carolina. She was the second of seven children born to Rebecca and Joseph Moses.

Shirley was Bishopville’s songstress, called on for school and community performances. After school she continued to sing, most recently with the First Baptist Church Choir, Washington, D.C.

After high school, Shirley migrated to Washington D.C. with her first husband Issac (IJ) Thomas, three children were born from this union: Patty, Benny and Pertrina. She later married Robert Frazier, two children were born from this union, Toni and Amare (Everett).

Shirley was a hard worker, starting out as a nursing assistant and later in life doing some retail associate work. But after finishing her studies at DC Teacher’s College, she endeavored into her true passion, the care and education of young children. As an early childhood teacher, Shirley dedicated her life to her students, and their families. Stories abound of how she transformed their lives with her compassionate care, helping her students excel to their highest potential in an environment where they felt safe and loved. Shirley was very creative and had a knack for decorating the "best" classrooms.

For her Grandchildren she made every holiday from Easter to Christmas festive in her home. Shirley filled her home with top to bottom decor, music, food & great fun, earning "Best Grandma" moniker from each of her grandbabies!

For her Children she guided with wisdom, love and support, and taught us respect, discipline and charity. Shirley, though reserved, was also the life of the party. Shirley lit up any room she entered with her beautiful smile and laughter. Shirley loved her family, people, music (all genres), singing, dancing, learning, “doing”, giving, and caring for her many plants and flowers. She will be so very and extremely missed!

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents: Joseph and Rebecca Moses, siblings: Ealease Bowe (Frank), Fletcher (Georgianne), Ann Chambers (Neil), Dorothy Green (Albert), and Darryl, daughter: Patty Thomas and grandson: Eric Roberts.

She leaves to cherish her memory her remaining children Benny (Sherri), Trina (Greg), Toni and Amare; sister: Demetria Thompson, grandchildren: Sherlita, Rashia, Johari (Erik), Chaka (Njeri), Ashley, and Rasheed, great grandchildren: Remy, Dakota, Jocelyn and Hosea. As well as other nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, friends and associates.

Moma, You are Forever in our Hearts! Job Well Done! Rest In Peace


  • Gathering

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021



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Christabelle Smith

April 8, 2021

Mom, you have fought a good fight, finished your course and kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for you a crown of righteousness. (2 Tim 4: 7-8a). We are confident and rather willing to be absent from this body and be present with the Lord (2 Cor. 5:6)
Mom, we will miss you dearly. Rest in eternal peace in the Loving arms of your Creator.

Angie Jones

April 8, 2021

Happy Days with Aunt Shirley Moses:
I remember the The sixties and seventies when my mom, Late Blanche Talley, with many family members would go to visit Aunt Shirley in Washington DC. Auntie never turn down anyone from visiting no matter how many, she found a place for them to sleep. Family had A fabulous time, she opened her arms with love and laughter in her home. I remember my visits was always beautiful with so much love. Love is the most part that I remember about Auntie, she loved family. Will be missed but her love will carry on God-bless her for she did a very good job with her children blessed family. Aunt Shirley Will be missed but her love will carry on God-bless her give Her resting Peace for she did a very good job with her children blessed family.
Auntie say hi to Momma.
We will all meet again.
Love, Charlie and Angie Jones Family 👪 ❤ 💙 💕 ♥ 💗