Shirley June Henderson was born April 20th, 1948, in Richmond, Indiana to Leonard C. Henderson and Lucia M. Henderson. Shirley was born and raised in Richmond. She attended Nicholson School and Test Junior High School. She graduated from RHS in 1967. Shirley was a good and faithful member of Greater Second Missionary Baptist Church. Where she sung in the choir, was an usher and a member of the Women’s Ministry.
Shirley worked at C.R. Richardson school for a few years as a lunchroom aide, from there she went to work at the Richmond State Hospital from which she retired from after working there for 23 years.
She never met a stranger. She loved people and people loved her just as much. Her favorite sports were softball, Pool and skating backwards. But most of all she loved playing basketball and shooting her famous left-handed hook shot, which earned her the nickname, “Hook Shot Shirley”. She was a well-loved basketball coach and mentor to many in the Richmond community.
Another of Shirley’s biggest thrills was participating in the Senior Citizens Olympics, where she won several metals for her athletic accomplishments. She also loved riding on the back of her son Andree’s motorcycle. Shirley loved being around family, grand children, and great grandchildren. She would do anything and everything for them and anyone else that she could along the way.
She leaves to cherish in her memory her daughter Toni Storms (Jim) of Orlando, FL, son Andree’ Tyler, daughter Lucinda Childress both of Richmond, IN, one brother Jerome (Jerry) Henderson of Altadena, CA, two sisters Donna Mae Bledsoe (Jackie) of Indianapolis, IN and Wilma McGathey (Skip) of Richmond, IN. Three grandchildren Dante’ and Dominique Walker, Andraya Tyler all of Richmond, IN, Taylor Barnes of Lynn, IN and ten great grandchildren.