December 2 1934 December 26 2019
Shirley’s Obituary Shirley Von Thomas Stewart passed from this life to the next on December 26, 2019 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem, NC after years of declining health. Shirley was a friend to many and her spiritual gift was her voice. She helped celebrate the happiest of times, singing at weddings and offered comfort to the grieving at funerals. She was a soloist at her churches, Antioch Baptist and later at Cornerstone Baptist. She was an amazing mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Alzheimer’s sadly stole some of her spark, but she remained kind with a ready smile. Like her mother Nora, she loved to laugh and even in her waning days, while she was able, grinned at the many visitors who came to say goodbye (for now). She was born on December 2, 1934 in Forsyth County. Shirley was a 1953 graduate of Griffith High School where she was a standout basketball player and involved in student government. After high school, she worked for Hanes Hosiery before assuming her most important role as a stay-at-home mother who took excellent care of her family. When her daughters were grown, she returned to the workforce, retiring from State Farm Insurance. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luke & Nora Thomas, her son, Van Stewart and a brother, Steve Thomas. Left to remember her are daughters and sons-in-law Angie (Dale) Moorefield, Suzanne (Mike) Foster, grandchildren Hannah (Ben) Boles, Erin Moorefield, and Grace & Cooper Foster. She is survived by her sister Fay Thomas Davis and brother, Noal Thomas as well as her sister-in-law, Patsy Thomas who has been the best friend our family could have throughout this journey. She is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews who she cherished. A celebration of life will be held at Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel, 858 Hickory Tree Road, Winston-Salem, NC on Sunday, January 5th at 3:00 with visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Life is fleeting and is indeed a vapor. Jesus instructed us to ‘love one another.’ Go hug your people today and tell them you love them. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Shirley’s memory to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or Gideons International, Davidson North Camp, P.O. Box 1598 Welcome, NC 27374. Davidson Funeral Home-Hickory Tree Chapel is serving the family. Online condolences can be made at www.davidsonfuneralhome.net Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Shirley Von Stewart December 2 1934 December 26 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Lexington, state: North Carolina