Shirley Faye Lee

May 20, 1945 – March 27, 2021

Shirley Lee, age 76, from Calera, AL passed away on March 27, 2021.

Shirley was well-loved by all who met her.

She married the love of her life Arthur Lee June 4, 1960. The couple lived in Calera where they raised their five kids. She worked for fifteen years as a nurse caring for patients at the Riverchase Estes Healthcare nursing home. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother. She was very proud of her family. Shirley loved holidays and family get togethers, any chance to spend time with her family was important to her. She always provided support and love for her family. She was always the one taking care of everyone, family or not she would invite you in her home and care for you. She was the grandmother to twenty one grandchildren that she loved deeply but was called by the name Granny by many others that she cared for. Her contagious and caring attitude for others will be greatly missed by many.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years Arthur Lee; children Denise Gothard (Tony), Diane Pate (Lynn) Jamie Lee (Donna), Darlene Lee, Jimmy Lee (Jennifer);granddaughters Lisa Lemley (Adam), Tonya Leigh, Hannah Golden, Felisha Mooney(Cody), Kayden Lee, Khloe Lee, McKenzie Lee.; grandsons, Troy Connell, Cody  Lee (Jurnee), Javen Lee; great grandsons, Andrew Gothard, Noah Lemley, Jackson Leigh, Tony Leigh, Jaxon Mooney, Cole Lee, Hunter Lee; great granddaughters, Paisley Lee, sister Connie Badgett and a host of nieces , nephews family and friends.

Services will be held Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in the Charter Funeral Home Chapel in Calera, AL. A Funeral service will begin at 12 pm, the family will be accepting visitors an hour prior.


  1. Michelle Schroff (Connie’s daughter) on March 29, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    We are heartbroken. Aunt Shirley was an angel on earth. She will be missed.

  2. Annette Martin- Knapp on March 29, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    I have the fondest memories of my Aunt Shirley from childhood. She was so kind , loved to laugh and was always so happy. You were loved so much by all of us. Out of all her siblings Shirley
    looked the most like my Mother Marie (the oldest of her siblings ). I know you’re now in heaven with the family.
    I will see you again someday!

  3. Michael L. Martin on March 30, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    In loving memory of my Aunt Shirley. She was one of a kind. My last time seeing her was in Torrance, Ca. She came from Alabama to see and help take care of my Mom (her sister) in her last days. She said to me, I’ll never see my sister again. It really broke my heart cause I knew exactly what meant. She is now up in heaven with her Mom and Dad and brothers and sisters who have gone before her. I love and miss her but I will see her again. Now something funny. When we were living in Lompoc, CA she and Arthur came up to find a job. Shirley knew one thing, to not let her guard down around me and Gary. We were always up to something to get us in trouble. One day me and my brother went hiking and found this big gopher snake dead. We thought how funny it would be to bring it home and scare Shirley and Connie at the same time. When we got home Shirley and Connie were giving baby Denise a bath. The window was open and we could hear them talking and laughing. So we threw the snake into the open window and all blank, blank broke loose. They broke the door off the hinges getting out of the bathroom and broke about everything in there. We ran for our lives. Oh, forgot to mention that Shirley was pregnant at the time…

  4. Glenda Kendrick on April 12, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    So sorry to hear of your moms passing Praying for all of you