Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home

705 Davie Ave, Statesville, NC


Elizabeth Ann Campbell

March 31, 1938June 21, 2020

Elizabeth Ann Steele Campbell, 82, of Statesville, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020 at her residence.

Born in Iredell County on March 31, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Lonnie Knox Steele and Edith Crouch Steele.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Allen D. Campbell; two sons, Bradley Scott Hummel and Brent Lee Campbell; and one brother, Richard Hugh Steele.

Mrs. Campbell spent many years with the Iredell-Statesville Schools as a teacher, which she loved spending time with all her students. She enjoyed volunteering, writing and reminiscing at Statesville Place. She was a gifted poetry writer; a member of the NC Poetry Society; a board member of Friends of Iredell County Library; enjoyed square-dancing and was a member of Firth Creek Presbyterian Church.

Elizabeth cherished her family and friends, and will be remembered by her brothers, James Lonnie “Jimmy” Steele (Beckye), John Franklin “Frank” Steele, William Charles “Bill” Steele (Paula) and Robert Ninian Steele (Ann); her sister, Deborah Karen “Debbie” Church (Mac); nieces and nephew, Julie Steele, Kim Smith, Karen Mayhew, Robin Joiner, Heather Ainsley, Dana Kelly Hall and Jeff Steele.She is further survived by sister-in-law, Marie Steele. In addition, she is survived by her step-children, Mack Allen Campbell (Pam), James Forsyth Campbell (Leslie) and Janet Lynn Powell.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM at Fifth Creek Presbyterian Church with the service beginning at 10:30 AM with Rev. John Milholland officiating. All the services will be held outdoors so social distancing may be maintained. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to Gloria Anderson, Sandy Dewess, Marge Miller, Caree Mooe, Carolyn Gantt, and Macee York for their exceptional care and love shown to Mrs. Campbell.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fifth Creek Presbyterian Church 1547 Mocksville Highway Statesville, NC 28625 or to Hospice of Iredell County 2347 Simonton Road Statesville, NC 28625.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com.

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


  • Richard Smith
  • James Campbell
  • Benjamin Campbell
  • Roy Campbell
  • Jeff Steele
  • Jerry Knox

  • Fifth Creek Presbyterian Church


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020

  • Burial

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020


Elizabeth Ann Campbell

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Virginia Bogdan

July 3, 2020

I was a student of Mrs. Campbell's at Brookwood School in Statesville.
Because of her inspiring English lessons, field trips to see theatrical performances, invitations to area poets who read poems to our class, a project reenacting a colonial Christmas celebration, sessions reading Bridge to Terribithia aloud to us, visits to people who told Carolina folk tales, etc... that I grew to love English and became an English teacher. My fellow classmates and I absolutely loved her! She nurtured us and touched our lives in such beautiful ways! I will always hold fond memories of our beloved "Libby" Campbell in my heart. May she know of the heartfelt love, gratitude and ultimate respect her students have for her in Heaven. I pray she will rest in peace.

caren stuart

June 27, 2020

Libby was one of the kindest, most caring and most generous of spirit people I've ever had the honor of knowing. She was always so supportive of my writing and so encouraging. She inspired me to share my work with others and even to teach poetry as a volunteer in a local elementary school for a time. I'm a better person for having known her and will always keep the memory of her in my heart.

Lisa McBroom

June 24, 2020

She was a gracious lady and very kind.

Jarred Johnson

June 23, 2020

Everyone seems to have that one teacher that changed their life, that made things better for them, that encouraged them when they were down. You were that teacher for me. Your classroom is my favorite memory of that time in my life, and I don't know if I would be who I am now if it weren't for you. Performing Poetry Alive at the nursing home with the class, borrowing classic books and finding new authors I still love to this day from your classroom bookshelf, you encouraging me to enter poems in competitions and then being so happy for me when one of them got published... I have so many happy memories of those years because of you. I wish we could have just one more conversation about writing, about books, about anything. I think every teacher wants to know they made a difference, they changed a child's life. I just had to say that you were that teacher for me. All my love to all of her family.

Sharon Setzer

June 23, 2020

I would like to say to Libby’s family that she was one of the nicest, most thoughtful, always positive lady, and it was my honor and pleasure to both know her and also to be one of her health care providers in the GI department. Statesville has lost one of its best!! Sending thoughts and prayers for peace to her family.