November 30, 1939 ~ May 20, 2023

Born in: Gonzales, Texas
Resided in: San Antonio, Texas

Shirley Cage, our wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, gained her heavenly wings on May 20, 2023 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 83. She was born on November 30, 1939 to: Merron Moreland and Artie Russell in Gonzales, Texas.

Shirley graduated from Phillis Wheatly high school in 1957, where she obtained her high school diploma. After high school, Shirley met and married the love of her life, Nelson Cage in October of 1979. The two shared a union of 43 beautiful years together. Shirley was a loving mother and devoted wife.

Shirley had such a big heart and she was very family-oriented. She was known as a very mild-mannered and respected woman. Her kind heart extended beyond her family as she pursued a career in nursing. Shirley worked as a LVN, retiring after over 40 years.

Aside from her nursing career, she enjoyed arts and crafts as well as wedding planning. Shirley was of strong faith and was a member of Greater Ball Tabernacle for 34 years, where she served as an active Women’s Missionary Society member and Trustee. She also served as the YPD (young people’s department) director.

She will be forever cherished for her kind heart and generous spirit.

Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, her beloved daughter, Nedra Cage, her brothers: Melvin Moreland, Tony Moreland, and 1 granddaughter: Rhesma Sanders.

She is survived by her loving husband, Nelson Cage, daughter: Reci Sanders, 2 granddaughters: Ieisha Wright (Shauna), and Quiana Wright (Ron), 2 great-grandchildren: Mila Jackson and Shaun Wilson; and numerous other close relatives and friends.


Visitation: June 5, 2023 5:00 - 8:00 pm

MeadowLawn Funeral Home
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


Funeral Service: June 6, 2023 9:30 - 10:30 am

MeadowLawn Funeral Home
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


Cemetery: June 6, 2023 11:15 am

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd.
San Antonio, TX United States


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  1. To Nelson Cage and family my prayers and thoughts are with you and the family at this difficult time🙏🏽
    Shirley my name sake will always have a special place in my heart ❤️
    🙏🏽Rest In Heaven🙏🏽
    Love ❤️ your Flatonia Family

  2. I’m going to truly truly miss you. Take your rest queen and I’ll see you on the other side Shirley.

  3. Auntie, Shirley. I wish this was not True. Heaven was Missing An Angel. But we didn’t Want you to Go. I spoken to you last you was Teaching Bible Study on Line. Or was on Line doing Body Study. My Heart hurt for a Soft Spoken Person. Always Kind,And Loving. Tell Everyone Hello For Me. In Heaven. You are at Peace and At Rest. Love You🙏🏿🙏🏿❤️💯

  4. Carrie Powell and family our deepest sympathy to you and your family maybe God grant uou peace that pass all understand love and 🙏.

  5. I knew of her through my sister Lynn Chambers Rosely. All I heard was sweet things and felt like I’ve known her forever. May Shirley Rest In Peace
    My condolences goes out to her family

    Josie Latimer
    Oakland California &
    Houston Texas

  6. Condolences to the family and friends. May God continue to bless you in your time of reflection. 🙏🏽

  7. cemeteryMay God continue to hold you, heal you and strengthen you during these trying times. Sent with love from the Burruss family.

  8. CandleImageOur mother of Greater Ball Tabernacle AME whom gave me so many advice regarding my marriage and keeping our children in line. We are going to miss you so much. 😢 Take a seat mama your work is finished here. See you on the other side.

    From Thomas Family

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