Shelah Ann Tucker was born on March 17, 1952, the fourth of five children under the parentage of Stephney McCoy Tucker, Sr. and Ethel Hughes Tucker, in White Plains, NY (Greenburgh) where she resided until her demise.
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Her education was in the Greenburgh District 7 Schools and furthered her education at Saints Junior College in Lexington, MS and Mercy College, White Plains, NY. She was the recipient of the Who’s Who Among Junior College Students Award.
Shelah’s work history consisted of owning Temple Church Supplies, a Christian book store which was located at Christ’s Temple, where she added a candy/snack store to service the neighborhood children. She was employed by the Greenburgh Parking District and retired from the Greenburgh Town Court as a court clerk, where she befriended and serviced her community.
As a child, she attended Greenburgh Community Methodist Church (Christ’s Temple) pastored by her father the late Bishop S.M. Tucker, Sr. She played a large role in assembling the stained glass windows that adorn the church today.
Shelah’s passion was writing poetry, songs and plays. She had a God-given ability to influence and magnetize, luring youth, young adults and seniors. She would load her car, a large rental or contract a bus for a road trip introducing others to a greater move of God.
Shelah later birthed Halehs Ministry. Resources where she created and published Christian and inspirational cards, books, booklets and other graphic works. She was such a talented mastermind. Her creativity never stopped. In her last days even while afflicted by a stroke, using one hand, she started writing books for each of her great nephews and niece, inclusive of their favorite things and their family history.
Shelah leaves to cherish her memory two brothers, Edward D. Tucker (Francis), Danville, VA, and Julius F. Tucker (Alberta), Jacksonville, FL; one sister, Eileen Tucker-Slaughter (David), White Plains, NY; one sister-in-law, Jacqueline Tucker, Sutherlin, VA; one brother and sister-in-love, George and Laurie Garrett, Elizabeth City, NC; seven nephews, Edward, Stephney III (Jane), Richard (Lauren) Todd, Kellen (Diamond), Aaron and Malcolm; three nieces, Shanon, Stephney, Debresha; and a host of great-nephews and nieces, great-great nephews and nieces, cousins, godchildren, adopted family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Bishop S.M. Tucker, Sr. and Ethel Hughes Tucker, and eldest brother, Stephney M. Tucker, Jr.
Shelah leaves an indelible legacy of love for her family, friends and the many other lives she touched.
ATTENTION: During the continuing COVID-19 crisis, as it phases back into small capacity public visitations/services, we need your help in limiting and controlling the number of people inside the church, so please govern yourself accordingly for the health & safety of all. Thank you so kindly!
You MUST come to the church & cemetery wearing a mask, & wear a mask inside the church/social distance as much as possible at all times. A Visitation/Viewing/Wake will be held on Sat., 7/3 from 10:00-11:00AM; Funeral 11:00-12:30PM. But the church is live-streaming the service on ZOOM 627 257 8776, & is also available on our website where it says WATCH VIDEO, so you're able to view there/here also/instead, as there is LIMITED seating until the church is at their CAPACITY based on COVID restrictions & required social distancing. So you may come to the church to try to attend, with your masks on. At the very least you can get hand sanitizer & sign the register book (NOTE: please feel free to bring your own pen). If not at capacity, you will be allowed in to have a seat, instructed where to sit by the church ushers; but if at capacity by the time you get there, you may be required to leave the premises after signing register book, so as not to be in violation nor cause a health hazard, so please govern yourself accordingly. Regardless of if you're able to enter/be seated, or not, social distancing MUST be maintained as the church requires (please refrain from touching/hugging/handshaking, preferably just elbow bumping briefly if at all). If instructed, PLEASE KINDLY RESPECTFULLY leave the building & premises if the church is at their restricted capacity. PLEASE KINDLY RESPECTFULLY follow & abide by the directions of the funeral home staff and/or church or cemetery personnel at all times. We Thank You in advance for following directions & any laws, so as to make all go smoothly the day of the services, to eliminate further burden on the family, and to maintain the health & safety of All. Any questions, or if any clarity is needed, please call ahead to the funeral home and/or church, and/or speak to us from a safe distance if present.
The Entire Staff of Lee's Funeral Home, LLC respects that the Tucker Family entrusted the care of their loved one to us, and that they value the level of service & attention our funeral home provides. We are honored, in turn, to provide comfort, assistance and service to family of Shelah Ann Tucker during their time of bereavement.
Please leave written condolences now herein on the Memory Wall to express your sorrow, share your memories, and as an expression of sympathy & way to communicate with/offer comfort to the family, that they and others may see, and may be a lasting tribute in her honor, whether you're able to attend or not. Definitely Please SIGN IN on the Memory Wall as a virtual way of signing the register book, especially if choosing to stay safe/not able to sign in person.
You MUST come to the church & cemetery wearing a mask, & wear a mask inside the church/social distance as much as possible at all times. You must use hand sanitizer upon entering the church. If you know you have a coronovirus/COVID-19; are sick/experiencing symptoms of coronovirus/COVID-19; are immuno-compromised and/or have health/other conditions that make your body more susceptible to illness, please do NOT attend any services nor come into the church. Please feel free to bring & use your own pen for signing the family's register book - you are encouraged to please BRING & use your own PEN for signing. Please follow & abide by the rules of the church, and directions of the funeral home staff, church and/or cemetery personnel at all times. We Thank You in advance for following directions & any laws, so as to make all go smoothly the day of the services, to eliminate further burden on the family, and to maintain the health & safety of All. Any questions, or if any clarity is needed, please call ahead to the church and/or funeral home, and/or speak to us from a safe distance if present.
As a lasting tribute, you may also choose to plant a tree, and/or a contribution may be made in her name/memory/honor to a charity of your choice. If sending flowers, they may be delivered either on Friday July 2nd, 2021 by/before 6:00PM to Lee's Funeral Home, or on Sat. July 3rd by/before 9:30am to Christ's Temple. The Family Thanks You!