Shirley Morgan passed away on Jan. 18, 2017. Born in Wilmington, Del., on Feb. 6, 1927, Shirley was one of eight daughters of Paul and Elizabeth Starr. She overcame a difficult childhood to become a loving wife and mother. Shirley was married to her beloved husband Rodney Morgan Sr. for 44 years at the time of his death in 1991. She loved flowers and music and always kept a beautiful home. Shirley was a secretary for Hercules for more than 20 years and a runner-up for Mrs. Delaware in the 50s. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters Ruth Smith, Gene Singley, Elizabeth Johnson, Evelyn Worley and Marjorie Marsh and her grandson Thomas Hadley Jr. She is survived by sisters Dorothy Mearns and Doris Hanby, her daughter Sherry Hadley, her son Rodney Morgan Jr. (Diane), granddaughters Michelle Baker (Fred) and Ashley Burton (Mark), and great-grandchildren Shane Hadley (Ann), Benjamin Burton and Lucy Burton.
A viewing from 10-11am followed by a memorial service at 11am will be held on Wednesday Jan. 25, at McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3710 Kirkwood Highway Wilmington 19808. Interment following at Silverbrook Cemetery.