Shelby Jean Eason

March 21, 1941November 29, 2018
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Shelby Jean Eason, 77, of the Town Creek Community went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, November 29, 2018.

Mrs. Eason was born March 21, 1941 in Wilson County, North Carolina, daughter of the late Thomas W. Smith and Gladys Batchelor Smith. She was a member of Town Creek Baptist Church. She was musically gifted and passed that gift down to her family. She and her family sang together for many years. Her spunky and feisty personality carried her through many tough times in her life. Mrs. Eason was a well-respected leader in the Town Creek Community as she welcomed many into her home to share her wisdom and talents. She also worked with the Brunswick County Literacy Council. Preceding her in death was her husband Harvey Earl Eason, brother, Rudolph Smith, sister, Rachel Smith, and grandchildren, Joy, Adam, Louis, and Angela. Mrs. Eason loved the Lord with all her heart and enjoyed sharing that love with others.

Survivors include her daughters, Susan Thigpen and husband Rory of Ocean Isle Beach, Cheryl Walton and husband Dennis of Boiling Spring Lakes, Carolyn Young and husband Ken of Leland, Margaret “Lu Lu” Sullivan and husband Tommy of Leland, Bridgette Vaught and husband James of North Myrtle Beach, and Sarah “Skooter” Bordeaux and husband Chris of Leland; sisters Lois Brown of Virginia, Betty Williams, of Wilson, North Carolina; brothers, Marvin Smith of Kenley, North Carolina, Tim Smith of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, and Phillip Smith of Wilson, North Carolina; seventeen grandchildren; and a multitude of great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2:00pm Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Town Creek Baptist Church with Reverend Rory Thigpen and Reverend Vic Potter officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Eason’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00pm Monday, December 3, 2018 at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service in Southport.

Online condolences may be made at

Peacock-Newnam &White Funeral and Cremation Service


  • Visitation Monday, December 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 4, 2018
  • Burial Tuesday, December 4, 2018

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Sharon Stewart

December 3, 2018

Carolyn, I’m sorry for you and your families loss. She will be missed, I know you all have a lot of precious memories to remember. I loved both her and your dad, you couldn’t ask for any sweeter, more precious couple to know. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Rolf Stutzer

December 2, 2018

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends who are mourning the loss Shelby.
Shelby welcomed me into her family and was always a kind and compassionate woman and for that I will be forever grateful.

John 5:24 Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.

Becky Wilkins

December 2, 2018

I am so very sorry for your loss, may God hold you close in his loving arms as you move forward in the coming days.

Betty Webb

December 2, 2018

I will never forget all the times Shelby and Harvey brought all you girls to our house and you would sing.... Such a blessing! Shelby was a special woman....genuine, spunky, and sweet! Praying for all of you because you can't hug her physical body anymore. But, praise God, what a glorious reunion it will be in heaven one day! My love to all of you.

Barbara Prevattt Carroll

December 2, 2018

Sorry for your loss prayers for you and your family.

Joan Alsbury

December 2, 2018

Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Rosalyn Outen

December 2, 2018

Cheryl I'm so sorry for you loss. Praying for you and your family