Joyce Bass Shackleford

June 23, 1929August 14, 2019

Joyce Bass Shackleford, 90, of Wilson, died Wednesday. A memorial service will be conducted 3:00 p.m. Sunday, August 18, 2019, at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC.

The family will receive friends Sunday, immediately following the service, at the funeral home located at 2704 Nash St. N, Wilson, NC.

Surviving are her daughter, Brenda Joyce Perry of Wilson; two grandsons, Gary Ray Koenig and wife, Sandy, of Campobello, SC and Ashley Zane Koenig of Wilson; three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Elizabeth Bass Bissett of Elizabeth City.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hilton Paul Shackleford; parents, James Franklin and Mattie Lillian Etheridge Bass; one sister, Shirley Bass Whitman; and three brothers, James Franklin Bass, Jr., William Douglas Bass, and Glenn Ray Bass.

Funeral services are under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. Online condolences may be sent to


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Teresa Powell

August 19, 2019

Gary, your granmother was one of the most beautifully and humbly spirited women that I have ever met. It was always a joy for her to come into Medical Eye when I was working there because she would always look for me to speak or bring me a small gift of some sort. Most of the time it was just a handful of chocolate. She was always so loving and spoke of you all the time. She was tickled when I told her that we went to school together when she was telling me all about her doctor grandson. There will be a missing place that will not be filled in a lot of peoples lives because of the friendship she made with us. May God comfort you and your family during this time.