In Memory

Shirley Stewart (Galey)

Shirley Stewart (Galey)


Funeral services for Shirley Stewart Galey, 58, of Greenville, a teacher, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Boone-Wells Funeral Home, Greenville.  She died March 19, 2005, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville.  She was born in Greenville, Miss., where she graduated from Greenville High School.  She then attended Mississippi Delta Community College, then received her degree from Delta State University.  She taught at the public school Vocational Center for a number of years.  She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.  Survivors include her husband, Joe Galey of Greenville, Miss.; a son, Joe L. Galey (Christie) of Greenville, Miss.; a daughter, Jenny Galey Hallman of Southaven, Miss.; her father-in-law, J.M. Galey of Greenville, Miss; two aunts, Heber Harrell of Greenville, Miss., and Mary Ellen Leftwich of Texas; an uncle, Jim Harrell of Greenville, Miss.; a cousin, Becky Gouvier (Drew) of Baton Rouge, La.; and two granddaughters.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Boone-Wells Funeral Home, Greenville.

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09/19/09 02:10 PM #1    

Barbara Woods (Ballard)

Shirley called to invite me over for tea made with fresh mint from her garden. As we relaxed on her porch drinking mint tea a breeze came up, then a gentle rain began to fall. The aroma of fresh mint wafted across the porch, a gentle reminder of how good life was.

That was several years ago. I remember another time Shirley called me. "Barbara, I may have MS. Will you pray for me?" Life was not so good for Shirley after that. Multiple sclerosis took its toll fast and hard. Shirley became totally disabled, house bound, and bed ridden prior to being placed in a nursing home with a feeding tube (by then she was unable to swallow or do anything for herself at all). I saw Joe love and care for her as you would a small child. She died in 2006, about 10 years after diagnosis due to complications with pneumonia. Shirley was a beautiful, beautiful person, but more importantly she had a beautiful heart. I still miss her and think of her often, but I especially remember her every time I smell fresh mint.

05/09/11 12:23 AM #2    

Robert Wylie

Social Security Death Index

Name: Shirley S. Galey
Last Residence: 38701  Greenville, Washington, Mississippi
Born: 31 Jan 1947
Died: 19 Mar 2005
State (Year) SSN issued: Mississippi (1962)

05/10/15 07:20 AM #3    

Robert Wylie

Shirley Jean Stewart Galey

Birth:      Jan. 31, 1947
Greenville, Washington, Mississippi
Death:     Mar. 19, 2005
Greenville, Washington, Mississippi


Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
Greenville, Washington , Mississippi


Please visit Shirley's memorial at

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