George Derrick Shamley was born on September 30, 1957, in Aurora, Illinois, to Emily Neal Woods and the late George A. Shamley. He passed away on Sunday, December 14, 2022.
George moved to Joliet, Illinois, and attended Joliet Public School Systems and East Joliet High School. George professed his love for the Lord with the help of his friend, Mrs. Larrie Ann Jordan, and his cousin, Marvel Martin. George was a jack of all trades and master of none but was the kindest and sweetest person you could ever have met.
George was employed at Home Depot as a forklift driver until his health began to fail.
George is preceded in death by his father, George A. Shamley; maternal and paternal grandparents; two brothers, Marlon Shamley and Kevin Hart; two nephews, Marcus Jones, and Quentin Woods; a great-great niece, Melani Glover.