Bobbie Jean Gambrell Shelton

Published 10:12 am Monday, October 9, 2023

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Ms. Bobbie Jean Gambrell Shelton, 93, formerly of Hwy. 801 N., Advance, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at Wake Forest Medical Center in Winston-Salem, with her beloved daughter by her side.

Ms. Jean was born on Aug. 25, 1930 in Clarke County, Georgia to the late U.S. Army Master Sergeant Robert Edward Gambrell of Pelzer, S.C. and Ms. Willie Mae Gordon Gambrell of Royston, Ga.

She was a lifetime resident of Athens, Ga. until 2010, when she relocated to Mocksville to be closer to her daughter and her family.

Though Dementia continued to take her memories, she still loved to sing and dance. She loved eating in or out. She always had the sweetest smile, and she really loved her hats.

Survivors include: a brother, William “Billy” Edward Gambrell (Jan) of Bogart, Ga.; a daughter, Lauri Shelton McGinley of Mocksville, NC; 3 granddaughters, Brittany McGinley Womble of Mocksville (Micah), Jessica McGinley of Winston-Salem, and Kaitlyn McGinley of Winston-Salem; and 2 great-grandchildren, Banks Womble and Hattie Womble of Mocksville; as well as nieces and cousins.

There will be a service to celebrate her life at 2 p.m. Oct. 22 at First United Methodist Church of Mocksville.

In lieu of flowers, an account has been set up in her memory to continue to support things that were important to her and advocating for those with Dementia. Please consider a donation to Greenjeans/L McGinley, 195 Cooper Creek Drive, Box 905, Mocksville, NC 27028-5968.