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Sheila (Lawter) Hildebrand

May 29, 1952April 19, 2021
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HICKORY-Sheila L. Hildebrand, 68 of Hickory, passed away Monday, April 19, 2021 at Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte. She was born in Catawba County on May 29, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Daisy Gantt Lawter. Sheila was well known as the owner/operator of Country Music Bar, Wheels, and later on Laredo’s. She was a strong, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, who spent her life giving to others. She will be deeply missed by family and friends. She is survived by her longtime companion Larry Chapman of Hickory; her daughter Crystal Kelso and husband Russell of Hickory; grandson Dustin Kelso and wife Sierra and great granddaughter Ember Faith Kelso; grandson Charles Kelso; granddaughter Abagail Kelso, and many relatives and friends. Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 3:00pm at Hickory Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the memorial service, at this time they would like to encourage friends to share a picture or story about Sheila. In lieu of flowers potted plants are requested.

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  • A CELEBRATION OF LIFE

    Saturday, April 24, 2021

  • RECEIVING OF FRIENDS

    Saturday, April 24, 2021

Memories

Sheila (Lawter) Hildebrand

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Frankie Crouse

April 25, 2021

Crystal, I was so very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Your mother was truly a wonderful person, She was a successful business woman, and hard worker. Above all, she loved you and her family more than anything in the world. May your precious memories provide you with peace and strength in the days ahead. May God be with you and your family.

Kathryn & David Church

April 24, 2021

When I first met my husband’s cousin, she was known as Charlsine, AKA “Sine.” It was a nod to her father, Charles, and I found her as bold and fun loving as her name sounded! She had a great sense of humor and a ready and hearty laugh!

One funny story we can share happened the day after she had made us some very tasty pinto beans and onions. David was driving on his way to work and felt so sick he pulled over by an overpass threw them up in front of all the Ft. Lauderdale traffic! I promise it wasn’t the beans - the rest of us were fine! She never let him forget it, though, because for the next 20 years she would ask him if he wanted her to come and fix a big pot of those puke-to beans?!! And Laugh....!

On occasion when we saw her at work, she showed her self to be ever friendly, concerned, and she was a professional... well attentive to details... knowing ahead of time whatever we needed. I’ve greatly appreciated a continuing relationship with her daughter, Crystal. We will be praying for the whole family and know we are available for you!

Penny Hart

April 24, 2021

My thoughts, and prayers are with Larry, and her family.
Where in the world do you start with Sheila?!?
She was a friend to all, even when she had to bar you, she cared for you.
She cared for so many, but at the same time, she could make the big'est, tall'est man, or women, feel like she was bigger than him.
Sheila had a heart of gold, love for Larry, her family and, grand kids. She was a friend to me, she would check in on me every now and then on FB, after the Drs. took me out of work.
We talked some about her, but she wanted to make sure everyone else was doing better.
I still cant believe shes gone, she will be missed by many.
I cant just say i had one memory of Shelia, there where years of awesome memory's with Shelia, at CMB, and Wheels.
Go Rest High Shelia, I Love You, And Miss You!
RIP Beautiful

Renae Icard

April 23, 2021

I am going to miss you Charelsine my sis. Growing up with you and having you as my big sis was such a privilege. You were always so happy. I think my first memory of you was riding in that blue car, and coming to your house behind the dry cleaners. From then on you were part of our family too. The beach trips. The family dinners. The nights I spent at your house. You were there for 2 of my biggest events in life. I got pregnant with Roxie while we were at the beach on the balcony when Terry came down cause he missed me. The second is when you introduced me to my second husband. We have always been more family than friends. You helped me grow up. I love you Charlesine and I will always miss you till I see you again.

Sandra Lail

April 23, 2021

I have so many memories of Sheila that I will always cherish. I think the majority of them have her laughing that wonderful laugh she had. I’m sure everyone knows what I am talking about. Sheila could walk into a room and literally light it up. She would always find time to ask how you were, and was always offering to help you in anyway she could. She told me along time ago that she had old VHS tapes she wanted me to have because they had so many of my friends, and me and Danny in them; and she didn’t forget. Several months back, I received a package in the mail from her. She had them converted to DVD’s for me. I will treasure those forever. Thank God she’s in them, too, so I can still hear her laugh. I’m keeping y’all in my prayers and wish I could be there for the celebration of her incredible life!

Ricky and Helen Brank

April 23, 2021

Crystal I pray you know just how much your mom loved adored you! She was so full of fire love and laughter. I will always remember her for that. She was a strong woman and I looked up to her as a business woman. She never let people run over her she was too smart for that! She gave Ricky and the guys there first break and she also encouraged them probably more than anyone else. She actually most likely gave Ricky the big head he has lol! We are praying for you and the kids to hold tight to your wonderful memories of her. We will see her again and then we can all laugh and sing together and maybe even dance!

Laura Belcher

April 23, 2021

Ok....I met Sheila 53 years ago....I was 9 she was 12...I had just lost my mom and I moved in with my aunt and uncle ...Sheila lived across the field behind the pink house....after she married we lost touch,,,then when I was around 22...I saw her at the roaring 20s where she was a manager...she gave me a job...and thanks to her she taught me how to bartend the greatest gift she ever gave me...cus after that ...I never wanted for anything again and raised two children with that knowledge ..I will always be grateful to Sheila ...and we remained friends even after that job ...I will miss you my friend...til we meet again

Greg Hayes

April 23, 2021

Thank you very much Sheila for everything you did for me when I first ran for Judge in 1990. And for your love and concern in the years since then. Love you. Rest In Peace

Crystal Kelso

April 23, 2021

The last words my mom ever said to me were, "don't be sorry."

Crystal Kelso

April 22, 2021

Thank you so much for the wonderful comments, prayers and memories. My mom was one of a kind, an original. She was the Johnny Appleseed of love, and I see the harvest coming to the full. Thank you moma. I love you and I miss you so very much. You go rest high on that mountain now. We will take it from here, because as you always said, "The show must go on". We move forth with new wisdom and new understanding because of the lessons you taught us. We intend to represent you well and be the legacy that you deserve.

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