Shirley E. (Couch) Custis

Born: Mon., May 26, 1941
Died: Sun., Jan. 3, 2021


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 07, 2021
Location: Bradley-Ashton-Kehl Funeral Home

Funeral Service

7:30 PM Thu., Jan. 07, 2021
Location: Bradley Ashton Kehl Funeral Home

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     On January 3, 2021, Shirley E. Custis (nee Couch), beloved wife of the late Dennis Custis, devoted mother of Antoinette Leasure and her husband, Mike, Carmella Taylor and her husband, Mark, Tony Brigandi and his wife, Dorothy, Kim Freeman and her husband, Steve, Sean Custis, Kevin Custis, and Sarita Custis, dearest grandmother of Angela, Michael, Mikey, Jennifer, Samantha, Domiano, Brianna, Ashley, Melissa, and Frankie, loving great-grandmother of Mason, Audrina, Jaxson, Troy, Austin, Jasmine, Charlisa, Marc, Noah, Hannah, Nash, and Cyrus, cherished sister of Bobbie Holly, Arlene Dorsey, the late Gerald Couch, and the late Donald Couch. She is also survived by many other loving family members and friends.
     The family will receive guests at the funeral home on Thursday, January 7, 2021 from 4 pm until 8 pm, where a funeral service will be celebrated at 7:30 pm. Interment will be private and held at a later date. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic,  all guests in attendance are required to wear masks and practice proper social distancing.  At 25%, the funeral home capacity is at 30 people at any given time.

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Larry Dorsey
   Posted Mon January 04, 2021

RAY OF SUNSHINE was sent by Sister Arlene And Larry Dorsey.


Patty E. Heyman
   Posted Tue January 05, 2021
Carmella Taylor and the entire family. May the wonderful memories comfort all of you during this time and always. I always looked forward to seeing Shirley. What a selfless person she was and would help all that needed anything. Shirley was blessed to have a family who loved her so much, and she loved unconditionally. I consider myself lucky to have known and shared many wonderful events with Shirley. What a beautiful person inside and out. You will be missed by all whose lives you touched. May you rest in peace.

Mike Bivens
   Posted Tue January 05, 2021

SOFT AND SWEET MEMORIES STANDING SPRAY was sent by Angela and Marc Schussler.

Thank you for being there for me when I was little I love you grammom Your granddaughter Angela Always in our hearts Angela ,Marc,Troy,Austin,Jasmine,Charlisa, Marc and Noah

Erana Morris
   Posted Tue January 05, 2021

TROPICAL DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Tony,Dorothy, and Domiano Brigandi.

I Love You and will Miss You Mom Love, Tony, Dorothy and Domiano XOXOXO Love You in a Circle Never Ends!!

Ray Wilson Jr
   Posted Wed January 06, 2021


Love, Jr and family

Danny Couch
   Posted Fri January 08, 2021
I am sorry that we couldn't make the trip up to MD though we will come up at some point to see you all. 2nd Corinthians 5:8. Aunt Shirley has always been a staple for the family, always warm, loving and laughing as well one of the best cooks I've ever known whether country cooking or all day simmered spaghetti sauce. Aunt Shirley is now in the arms of the Lord and with my dad again. Ant, Carmella, Tony and Kim my heart hurts for you while you grieve and I'm not forgetting many others also hurting for the loss of Aunt Shirley as I know there are many. We love you all and will be in touch, love Danny and family in VA.

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