Shirley Jean West Gordy Coates Wertz

Published 10:39 am Monday, December 7, 2020

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Shirley Jean West Gordy Coates Wertz died on Nov. 29, 2020.

She was born on July 16, 1936, a daughter of the late Ollie and Lilly West. She was the last of her 11 siblings to pass.

For the past two and a half years, she resided at Davie Rehabilitation, where she fell and broke her hip. Before that, she lived with Conley and Amelia Daniel. She was of the Baptist faith. She loved to sew and quilt before getting dementia. After that, she was content to sit and color for hours and hours. She called it finishing a block.

The family will hold a celebration of life at a later date.

Survivors: children, Harry Thomas Gordy and Angela, Diana Rimes and Tim of Venice, Fla., Amelia Daniel and Conley, and Janice Holder; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by: Rhett Wertz and daughter Elizabeth G. Vines; brothers, John West, James Edward West, Joe West, Dick West, Bill West, Cloyce West, Thomas West, Aubrey West; and sisters, Margaret Tweedy and Iris Whitt.

Memorials: Mountain Valley Hospice in Yadkinville or the Davie Humane Society.