Shirley Ellison

June 23, 1943June 22, 2018

Shirley J. Ellison (West), age 74, passed away on June 22nd, 2018 in Waterford, Michigan. She was born June 23, 1943 and was the youngest daughter of Randall and Lona (Steele) West of Manchester, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her 4 brothers; Randy, George, H.B., and Albert West along with her 2 sisters Christine Bowman and Bertha Taylor and her husband Fritz Ellison. Aunt Shirley was the most generous aunt to many nieces and nephews. She owned and operated her own beauty salon for many years and retired from the Michigan Department of Human Services in 2008.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at the White Lake Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 1233 Union Lake Road in White Lake. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5-8 pm. Burial will take place on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 12:00 pm at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan.


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 27, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 28, 2018
  • Burial Thursday, June 28, 2018

Shirley Ellison

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Teresa Coerver Ramos

June 25, 2018

Aunt Shirley was a very generous and caring woman. I was lucky to have her be apart of my life since 2012 when I married my husband Tony Ramos. We sent her Christmas cards with pictures every year so she could see our family grow, which I know she loved very much. She was always asking about us and the kids and cared deeply for my loving mother-in-law Freida Ramos, who held her in the highest regard. She will be missed tremendously.