Shirley Ann Keys Cureton was the daughter of the late Cody Keys and Kathleen Hamilton Keys. Shirley was born on December 18, 1934 in a little town called Belton Anderson County in South Carolina. Her family moved to New York City in 1942, where Shirley received her formal education.
Shirley got married and raised her family. She became a Home Health Aide in 1970 because of the loving and nurturing type of person she was. Shirley retired in 1990.
To cherish her fond memories, she leaves behind: four sons, Thurman Lee Riddick, Keith Riddick, Hameed Bradley and Sherrod Green; one daughter, Joanna Cureton; three granddaughters, Tina Bradley, LaToya Cureton and Jakena Riddick; five great-grandchildren, Sana, JiQuan, Shali, India and Laycion; along with a host of cousins.