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Shirley T. George

September 6, 1939 ~ July 6, 2017 (age 77)
Shirley “Tootie” Temple George, age 77 years, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017 in Hempstead, NY, where she had resided since Hurricane Katrina. Mrs. George was a New Orleans native, attended Joseph S. Clark High School. She was the wife of Ronald P. George, Sr. and the beloved mother of Raymond George, Sheila George, Darlene George Coney (Kelvin) and Ronald P. George, Jr. (Eureka). She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, two sisters-in-law Carol Lemon and Lucy George, a brother-in-law Theodore Armour and her loving , devoted longtime companion Joseph Robertson. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Mrs. George was a member of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and after moving to New York, she became a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Cathedral.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend funeral services from the Metairie chapel of THARP-SONTHEIMER-THARP, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd. at 43rd Street on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM with Apostle Tony Westley officiating. Visitation will begin Saturday at 8:00 AM. Interment will follow in Carrollton Cemetery, New Orleans. Condolences may be expressed online at

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