Shelby Jean Caviness, 79, a native of Statesville, N.C., went to be with the Lord on September 10, 2020, at Maple Leaf Health Care after a brave and valiant battle with declining health. She was 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 was also preceded in death by three brothers, Richard, Thomas and David Cook.
Shelby was a Godly woman, and 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); and daughters, Debra Lancaster, Edie Caviness, Patricia Caviness and Sandy Cash (Jeff). Shelby also leaves behind 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and four 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 to 7 p.m. and on Monday, September 14, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon 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 3 p.m. 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.
Memorials may be made to Emmanuel’s Heart Fund, c/o Beulah Heights Wesleyan Church,
438 Ostwalt Amity Road, Troutman, NC 28166.
Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the family.