Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home

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Audrey Lee Abshire

May 22, 1933March 16, 2020

Audrey Lee Anderson Abshire, 86, of Statesville, passed away Monday, March 16, 2020 At Gordon Hospice House.

She was born May 22, 1933 In Morganton, NC to Aubrey and Rose Anderson. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Jim Abshire and daughters, Sharon (Joe) Sykes of Troutman and Terry (Randy) Reid of Prosperity, SC. She was preceded in death by her son, Dennis Abshire.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Lisa Shumake of Mooresville, Richard Sykes of Statesville and finance` Carrie Utt, and Melanie Reid of Charlotte, NC; great-grandchildren, Nicholas Shumake, Gavin Sykes and Caylyn Sykes.

Audrey was retired from Flexnit/Bali, having worked there for 21 years. She was active in the local and national Cancer Association; St. John’s Lutheran Church, until her health declined and several environmental projects and the Humane Society. Over the last several years, she has had many trying illnesses.

There will be no formal services, but the family will receive visitors at the home, 1600 Melviney Street Statesville, anytime.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Iredell Memorial Hospital and Gordon Hospice House for their loving care.

Online condolences may be left at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Abshire family.


  • No Formal Services Monday, March 16, 2020


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Cindy Floyd

March 19, 2020

I was a temporary worker many years ago, probably around 1989, at Kewaunee for Jim Abshire. Jim, I don't know if you remember me. I went on to work for Cynthia Freeze in the Marketing Department. I saw this in the paper and wanted to send my deepest condolences for the loss your Audrey. So sorry for your loss. Cindy Floyd

Dan Abernathy

March 16, 2020

Audrey was a great class mate. Sometimes serious and at other times fun to be around. Good lady.