Michael Patrick Shirley, 44 of Lexington, KY passed away, Wednesday, June 5, 2019 with his mother at his side. He was born February 11, 1975 in Cynthiana, KY a son of Paulette (Gismondi) Shirley of Lexington, KY and the late Robert A. Shirley.
At a young age, Michael was diagnosed with leukemia and defying all odds he graduated from Dunbar High School and earned a Culinary Degree from Jefferson Community College in Louisville, KY. He had many interests including cooking and working with his hands, especially on cars, his favorite of which was a BMW. He owned and operated a vintage toy store in Lexington dealing and trading toys and had a vast toy collection of his own. Michael also enjoyed going to Comic-Con, a good debate, yard sales, flea markets, Coca-Cola and a good meal. He was also a very loyal individual and when he purchased any tool it had to be a Craftsman. Above all, Michael will be remembered for his quick-wit and warm heart.
In addition to his loving and devoted mother, Paulette, he is survived by his three siblings, Robert Shirley, II; Nathan Shirley and Chamblee Marie Shirley; a nephew, Robert Shirley, III and a niece, Brooke Shirley. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Family and friends are invited to a Funeral Liturgy on Saturday, June 29 at 10 am at GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, INC. 303 Pittsburgh St. Scottdale with Rev. Richard Kosisko presiding. Inurnment will follow in St. John the Baptist RC Cemetery, Scottdale. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital @stjude.org. To share a message of condolence with the family, please visit www.gjfuneral.com
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