Born in Jamaica, St. Ann West Indies to Eustace and Elizabeth Douglas. Myrtle migrated to England in 1960 where she lived in Sheffield, St. Albans and Tooting. Myrtle was married to Weston Shirley and they had 2 children Jean & Ted who were born in England. After Weston's death she married Albert Wallace. She moved to New York in 1967 and lived in Mt. Vernon and Newburgh. She worked in Health Care until she retired.
Myrtle was a people person and was the matriarch in the family. She made sure everyone not only her immediate family was taken care of. She was kind, compassionate, loving and courageous. She would take the time to listen if you had a problem or not. Her favorite word of encouragement would be "Don't Worry, Pray, God will help you." Her door was always open to others, and she enjoyed making big family dinners, and always cooked for Thanksgiving and Christmas for the family.
Myrtle is survived by her husband Albert Wallace; son Ted (Nancy) Shirley and daughter Jean Shirley; 3 brothers, Milton, Esley, Roman; 3 sisters, Pearl, Daphney, Carmen; Aunt Inez Nelson; 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday, October 4th, 2013 at Dobbs Funeral Home from 6:00 until 8:00 pm. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 5th, 2013 at Grace Bible Church of Orlando, 801 Dorscher Rd, Orlando at 1:00 pm, followed by interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery with Pastor Gene Pritchard officiating.