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

She was born May 22, 1933, in Morganton, N.C., 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, S.C.

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 fiance’ 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 and St. John’s Lutheran Church until her health declined. She was also involved in 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 Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Abshire family.

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