M. Shirley Stewart, age 85, died Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Christiana Hospital with her family by her side.

Shirley was a lifelong resident of Wilmington. She graduated from the Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1953, and worked in the medical field her entire career. Shirley enjoyed needlepoint, doing puzzles, collecting Indian figurines, caring for her beloved dogs, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Shirley was predeceased by her grandson Malcolm Brown, III, and siblings Thomas Davidson and Frances Craig. She is survived by her children Thomas Brown, Malcolm Brown, Jr., and Frances Brown; four grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

All services will be private.