Jerry Lee Shirley was the only child born to the late Minnie Lee Shirley and Darryl Saffore Jr. on November 21, 1954 in Columbus, Mississippi.
Jerry confessed Christ at an early age and eventually was baptized.
Jerry attended Thorton High School in Harvey, IL.
Jerry was united in holy matrimony to Agnes Norris on May 9, 1981. Through this union three children were born: Jeremy Shirley, Minnie Shirley, and Jerry Lee Shirley. Natasha Sharp is his oldest daughter from a previous relationship.
Jerry was employed at Vent Products for over twenty years before retiring.
Jerry leaves to cherish his loving wife: Agnes Shirley; Two sons: Jeremy Shirley (Debbie) and Jerry Lee Shirley; Two daughters: Natasha Sharp and Minnie Shirley; Eight grandchildren; A great grandchild; A brother: Darryl Saffore (Deceased); A sister: Sheryl Saffore; Two uncles: Robert Lee Shirley and Milton Shirley; An aunt: Queenie; A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and a best friend Stanley Bell.
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