Mary Frances Abernethy Shook, 78, of Mooresville, N.C., departed this life on Monday, June 14, 2021. She was born on March 11, 1943, in Iredell County, N.C., to the late Hayes and Lona Baker Abernethy.

Mrs. Shook was a 1961 graduate of North Mecklenburg High School and married the love of her life, Phillip Manuel Shook on June 2, 1962. She was first employed by Reeves Brothers in Cornelius from 1963 to 1992 in the accounting and purchasing departments. She made many lifetime friends during those happy years. She loved and enjoyed her grandchildren and spending every available minute with them. She was a lifetime Presbyterian; she became a member of Cornelius Presbyterian Church in 1956 and then transferred in 1977 to Fieldstone Presbyterian Church in Mooresville; where she served three terms as elder and clerk of sessions. Mrs. Shook volunteered at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center in 2009.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Phillip Manuel Shook.

She is survived by her children, Timothy Shook and wife Christie, and Sherry Sawyer and Tom Goodman; son-in-law, Tim Sawyer; grandchildren, Timothy David Sawyer, Megan Sawyer Hardin and husband Michael, Hailey Shook, and Mariah Andrews and husband Nate; and great grandchildren, Caleb and twins on the way.

The family will receive friends on Monday, June 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 22, at Fieldstone Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow the service at Glenwood Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Tim Sawyer, Keith Sawyer, Brad Pejsa, Danny Martin, Mike Johnston, and Garrett Lee.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fieldstone Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 1206, Mooresville, NC 28115.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Shook family. Condolences may be made to the family at

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