Catherine B. Shealy

January 18, 1926November 30, 2018

Catherine B. Shealy, 92, of Atlanta, passed away on November 30, 2018 in Atlanta, GA. Catherine Merritt Boone Shealy was born January 18, 1926 to Dr. Ladson D. Boone, M.D. and Sarah Merritt Boone of Aiken, South Carolina. She graduated from Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina with a B.S. in Biology and later trained in Boston to be a Medical Technologist. She married Hasel Franklin “Frank” Shealy, Jr. on May 1950. After 20 years as a homemaker and mother of five children, she returned to work as a Medical Technology (ASCP) and retired from Emory University Hospital Laboratory in the hematology department at the age of 70. For numerous summers, she volunteered through Lutheran World Relief in various hospital laboratories on Native American reservations including the Tohomo O’odham, Navajo, Hopi, White River Apache, and Sioux Nations. She was an active member of Living Grace Lutheran Church in Tucker, GA and enjoyed quilting with the Piece Makers sewing group. She was an avid poet and loved historical houses. She is survived by her four sons, Franklin L. Shealy (Cynthia), William B. Shealy, Merritt A. Shealy, Mason M. Shealy, and one daughter Sarah Shealy Cepeda (Pablo). The family will receive friends Friday, December 7, 2018 at 12:30pm at Living Grace Lutheran Church, followed by a funeral service presided by her Pastor, the Rev. Dr. David E. Hardy at 1:30pm. Burial will take place at Floral Hill Cemetery, Tucker GA following the service. Arrangements are by H.M. Patterson and Son, Oglethorpe Hill. Memorials may be given to Living Grace Lutheran Church.


  • Visitation Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Interment Friday, December 7, 2018

Catherine B. Shealy

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