Born in Athens, Georgia on March 1, 1948

Departed on March 3, 2019 and resided in Jefferson, Georgia

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Pauline Kay Shirley, age 71, went to be the Lord on March 3, 2019. She was predeceased in death by her father, Ned Wilson Shirley, Sr.; her mother, Pauline Barrett Shirley, and her husband Ed Alder. She is survived by her three children, Kyle (Brandee) Johnson of Dacula, Lane (Jeff) Thomas of Jefferson, and Rob (Mindy) Johnson of Newnan and stepdaughter, Michele Larson of Seattle, Washington; her sister, Marcia Shirley Duncan (Brian Boardman) of Lawrenceville; her brother, Ned Wilson Shirley, Jr. (Jayne) of Buford; grandchildren Bryson Pach, Daniel Johnson, Elijah Johnson, Joshua Johnson, Cooper McCullers, Carson McCullers, Johnson Thomas, Nicole Thomas, Matthew Thomas, Ashley Holmes, Jacob Johnson, Ethan Johnson, Kaileigh Johnson and great granddaughter Delilah Johnson; niece, Erin Shirley Caufman (Joseph) and their daughter Lylah; nephews Scott (Amber) Shirley and their son, Ryland; and nephew Matthew Shirley. Kay loved her Lord, her family, close friends and her Bridge friends (Atlanta, Gainesville and Athens). Kay was smart, funny and beautiful and she will be missed more than words can say.

The family will receive friends at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. The funeral service will be held at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Reverend Jason Britt will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation In Memory of Kay Shirley to the Wide Awake Fund, Bethlehem Church, 548 Christmas Ave, Hwy 11 N., Bethlehem, Ga. 30620 Bethlehem, GA or

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