Shirley Ann Green Tomlin was born on May 12, 1953, in Harlem, New York, to the late Moses Green Sr. and Deaconess Janie Mae Harvin Green. She departed this earthly life on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, surrounded by her husband, children, siblings and other family members.

Shirley leaves to cherish wonderful and precious memories: her husband, Eugene; children, Shenika Tomlin (Kingsley) Waring of Lexington and Ryan Tomlin of the home; granddaughters, Niara and Janiya Waring of Lexington; siblings, Bertha G. (the late Tracey) Jeter, Ronnie (Carla) Green and the Rev. Carolyn G. (the Rev. Dr. Ashley B.) Vaughn, all of Sumter; aunts, Annette Smith, Helen (Freddie) Howard and Louise Cook of Florence, Hattie (Bishop Henry) Profit of Timmonsville, Bertha Peoples and Janie Mae Morris of St. Petersburg, Florida, Edith Mae Connor of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Mary Lou Brinkley of Killeen, Texas; uncles, Jack Cook of Florence and Sammie Cook of Sanford, Florida; sisters-in-law, Sarah China, Mary Kennedy and Deborah Ann McFadden, all of Sumter, and Ruby Tomlin of Augusta, Georgia; brothers-in-law, Herbert Tomlin of Columbia and Albertus (Betty) Tomlin of Sumter; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Moses Green Jr.

Public viewing will be held from 2 to 5:30 p.m. today at Job's Mortuary Inc.

Omega Omega Services with the Delta Sigma Theta Alumni Chapter will be held from 6 to 7 p.m at Job's Mortuary Inc.

Mrs. Tomlin will be placed in the church at 3 p.m. on Friday for viewing until the hour of service.

Celebration of life services will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday at Beulah AME Church, 3175 Florence Highway. Interment will follow at Beulah AME Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 7 p.m. daily at the home, 1210 Fallingwater Lane, Sumter.

Job's Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter, is in charge of arrangements.

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