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Linda Joyce Shotwell

April 18, 1945November 26, 2019

Linda Moore Shotwell, 74, of Murfreesboro, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on November 26, 2019, with her family by her side.

Linda was born to Edgar and Estelle Moore in Roxboro, NC, on April 18, 1945. She graduated from Roxboro High School and met the love of her life, Jim Shotwell, in the summer of 1964, and they were married and became parents to their loving daughters, Elizabeth and Beverly. Linda went on to receive her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from East Carolina University.

After working thirty years as a math and science teacher at Murfreesboro Middle School and a Principal at Ahoskie Middle School, she retired from Hertford County Schools. She knew every one of her students, loved them all and never forgot a single one. Linda was always an educator, not just to her students, but to her family and friends, and she had a particular fondness for North Carolina history. Linda was an active leader in her community with organizations including the Jaycettes, the Murfreesboro Historical Association, the Murfreesboro Woman’s Club, and Saint Thomas Episcopal Church. Linda was a loving daughter, wife, mom, grandma, teacher and friend. Upon her retirement, she took on her favorite job, full-time Grandma. She even began to introduce herself to others by simply saying “I’m Grandma!”

Linda’s love for her family was like no other, and everything she did, she did for her family. She so loved spending time at the beach every year with them. She was a hardcore NC State Wolfpack fan, tailgating and cheering at the football and basketball games with Jim, her children and grandchildren. Linda made everyone laugh with the silliest of things she would say.

In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Jenna Sanders. Linda is survived by her loving husband of fifty-two years, Jim Shotwell; her daughters Elizabeth Sanders of Clayton, and Beverly Rogers of Apex; her sons-in-law Todd Sanders and Pat Rogers; her grandchildren Emily and Caroline Sanders, and Gentry and Patrick Rogers; and the many, many students she taught and loved.

A celebration of Linda’s life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Meherrin Baptist Church at 519 Meherrin Lane, Murfreesboro, NC. The family will receive guests immediately following the service in the Fellowship Hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Linda’s honor may be made to the Hertford County High School Allen-Murray Scholarship or the Meherrin Baptist Youth Mission Fund.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, December 7, 2019


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Pat Sellers

December 5, 2019

Jim and Linda were our next door neighbors for 15 years while Billy pastored Meherrin Baptist Church. We could never have asked for better neighbors. Every year since we retired to the mountains we have received a Christmas card with photos of the grandchildren and an update on the family, usually a note about the summer beach time. We will miss that this year!

Pam Carr (Curle)

December 5, 2019

I remember with great fondness the first day of 7th Grade and Linda Shotwell stood before our class as a new teacher at Murfreesboro. She was an inspiration to her students and a dedicated educator. She was a friend to everyone and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim, Elizabeth, Beverly and their families.

Elaine White

December 2, 2019

When I think of Linda Shotwell I see a smiling, energetic, caring person. She was loved by her students! The other side was the love that came across for Jim and her family.
Peace and comfort to all.
She will be missed🥰
Elaine White

Tula (Duke) Polvadore

December 1, 2019

Linda Shotwell was my inspiration to go into teaching . She was my 7th grade science teacher. She became a great friend and mentor. I just retired after 30 years in education because of her dedication and example. My love to all the family. Thank you for your legacy.

Glynda Turner

December 1, 2019

To all the family my condolences, I thought alot of Ms. Linda, she was such a good person and I loved being with her in the Murfreesboro Womans Club. We had fun on our last outing to Smithfield, eating and laughing. Now, shes sitting at the table with our good Lord. RIP.

Ginger Worrell

December 1, 2019

I am so very sorry for your loss, Elizabeth and family. Your mom was an amazing woman. I always enjoyed talking with her. She was so genuine and kind. She made you feel as if you were part of her family. I pray for our Lord's comfort to cover you and your family at this very difficult time. The Worrells send our love and prayers.

Linda weaver

December 1, 2019

Linda Moore Shotwell and I were best friends from 2nd grade through 8th.We spent many hours doing stupid kid things, sharing secrets, spending the night with each other being on TV together. I remember going to her Grandmother's house when they were living there with them. Then they moved to the village and we could spend so much more time together. The first time I ever had pimento cheese was at her house, home made by her Mother. I remember that yappy dog they had, a Boston Terrier. I remember how proud she was that her father had fought in the War. I remember how much she love her younger brother Jerry and how protective she was of him. Don't mess with her little brother. Linda's favorite memory was of us learning to dance using a door knob as a partner I remember from very young she wanted to be a teacher. She went to college and reached that goal. I knew she would be a very good teacher. For many years we didn't see each other but I did do her hair a few times when I was working in Roxboro. Then after many years as she was working on our 47th HS reunion we reunited and have continued to talk and share secrets again and do silly old lady things like staying up until 3 in the morning at our Class reunion. Always enjoyed our times together and will miss her much.

Teresa Baker Sullivan

December 1, 2019

Mrs Shotwell was one of my all time favorite teachers - and one I always remember with great fondness. She had a wonderful way of teaching her students that made them want to learn more and become better people. She was my 8th grade science teacher in 1970. I’m sure she touched many lives since then and will be greatly missed. Prayers for her family. May God give you comfort.

Joycetine Boone

December 1, 2019

Mrs. Shotwell was an amazing lady. No matter where she saw you she would always hold a conversation .

She was kind, loving, patient and caring. She touch so many lives in a special and unique way. I will miss our conversations in Food Lion.

Condolences to the family during this difficult time.

Carolyn Brown

December 1, 2019

Prayers for the family! Everytime I would see Mrs. Shotwell she would tell me I was in the first ever class she taught. I thought so much of this kind lady. I remember a few years back myself, Miss Trudy and Mr Shotwell planted flower bulbs at the old Belks in Murfreesboro Mrs. Shotwell instructing us. So when you see those flowers think of this beloved lady!!