Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home

705 Davie Ave, Statesville, NC


Shelby Jean Caviness

September 21, 1940September 10, 2020

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

Shelby Jean Caviness, 79 a native of Statesville, went to be with the Lord on September 10, 2020 at Maple Leaf health care after a brave and valiant battle with declining health. Born on September 21, 1940 to the late Arlie and Rachel S. Cook. She was married to her Douglas N. Caviness for 44 years before his passing. She is also preceded in death three brothers; Richard, Thomas and David Cook.

Shelby was a Godly woman, she was a faithful member of Beulah Heights Wesleyan Church. She loved reading and visiting with her family. She had a wonderful smile that brightened any room. She was a gift to all who knew her and to know her was to love her. She had an amazing sense of humor and was beautiful inside and out.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons Neil Caviness (Debbie), Jerry Boger (Teresa), and Bobby Boger (Beverly). Daughters; Debra Lancaster, Edie Caviness, Patricia Caviness and Sandy Cash (Jeff). Shelby also leaves behind 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. In addition her children and grandchildren she is survived by a sister in law, Brenda who was very special to her and a brother Jay Cook.

Shelby will lie in state on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home from 5-7pm, and on Monday, September 14, 2020 from 9-12 at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home. A private funeral service for Mrs. Caviness will be held at Beulah Heights Wesleyan Church with Rev. Trent Patterson officiating. She will be laid to rest along side her beloved husband at Iredell Memorial Gardens at 3pm on Monday. Family and friends are welcome to come.

The Family would like to say a special thank you to Dr. Pence, Nunta Campbell, Tammy, Joanne and Jody for their loving care during her stay. Momma C loved her Maple Leaf family and friends. Though she may be gone from our sight she is always in our hearts.


  • Emmanuel's Heart Fund c/o Beulah Heights Wesleyan Church


  • Lie In State

    Sunday, September 13, 2020

  • Lie In State

    Monday, September 14, 2020

  • Private Funeral Service

    Monday, September 14, 2020

  • Entombment

    Monday, September 14, 2020


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Dawne Justice

September 14, 2020

What I remember the most about Shelby is that she was absolutely so funny and made me laugh and sometimes it would be out loud in church when my brother Bo was alive, him and her picked at each other all the time and she loved him so much ♥️♥️♥️ You will be truly missed but now you are home where you can be pain free ♥️🙏♥️🙏

TW Caviness

September 12, 2020

Sorry for your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers go with you during this difficult time.
God bless and comfort you all.
TW and Susie Caviness


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