Shirley Ann Spry Church

Published 9:30 am Monday, July 23, 2018

Shirley Ann Spry Church, 79, of Mocksville, died at her home Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

She was born in Cooleemee on Feb. 12, 1939, the daughter of the late James Brady Spry and Ester Oletha Broadway Spry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Church, and 5 brothers and 4 sisters.

She was a seamstress and prior to retirement had worked for Mocksville Manufacturing Co. She used her skills to crochet, creating many beautiful things. She also enjoyed card games and video games, and she loved Elvis.

Survivors: 2 daughters, Pamela Smith and Ester Oletha Jones, both of Mocksville; a sister, Diane Blackwelder (John) of Mocksville; 6  grandchildren, Mark, Michael, Daniel and Hope Smith and J.R. and Heather Jones; plus 9 great-grandchildren.

The celebration of life service was conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, July 20 at Davie Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bob Briggs officiating. A time of visitation with family was held one hour prior to the service in the chapel. Burial followed at Rowan Memorial Park where she was laid to rest beside her sister, Bertha Harris.