OBITUARY

Mary Helen Shook

February 18, 1932May 6, 2019
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Mary Helen Smith Shook, 87, of Statesville, passed away on May 6, 2019 at Maple Leaf Healthcare in Statesville. A native of Iredell County, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Willie Watkins Smith and Sophia Alma Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Calvin Shook; by three stepsons, Jerry, Johnny and Ricky Shook; and by five brothers, Glen, Eugene, Morgan, Alton and Wylie Smith. She was a member of Union Baptist Church.

Mrs. Shook is survived by a stepson, Danny Shook (Denise); by a sister, Norma Smith Royal; by a step daughter-in-law, Gabriel (Gabby) Shook; by two step-granddaughters, Tammy and Cindy Shook; by a step-grandson, Joseph Shook; by several nieces and nephews and by special friends, Kristine, Bronson, Noah and Jonah Moose.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow the visitation, at 2:00 PM, in the Chapel of Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. William Wease officiating. Interment will follow in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Statesville.

The family would like to thank the Doctors and Nurses of Davis Hospital and the Nurses of Maple Leaf Healthcare, especially Brock and Carol, for their care of Mrs. Shook.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, New York 10004.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at http://www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com .

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Shook and her family.

  • DONATIONS

  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 9, 2019
  • Burial Thursday, May 9, 2019

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Melinda Rice

May 10, 2019

The most precious memories I have of Aunt Helen was going to her house as a little girl. Her yard was covered with the most beautiful flowers and wooden decorations she had made. I love reflections of that beauty!! She helped us kids learn how to look for arrowheads in which she had a great collection of. I was never that close to Helen but I loved her and Cal and will miss her. I know she’s just one step ahead of us and she’s rejoicing with Cal and our Heavenly Father. Let’s celebrate with her. Love ya Helen, Melinda

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