Shirley Ann Norman Gunn, 84, of Statesville, N.C., passed away Monday, September 19, 2022 at Parkview Health and Rehabilitation in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Born November 15, 1937 in Fordyce, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Robert Austin Norman and Martha Jane Gresham Norman.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was also preceded in death by her brother, Don Norman; her sister, Dorothy Smith; and her beloved husband of 65 years, Arthur Lee Gunn, who passed away August 11, 2021.

Shirley was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She worked and retired as a Registered Nurse at Iredell Memorial Hospital and Davis Regional Medical Center.

She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and later in life enjoyed painting.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Kevin (Elizabeth) Gunn and Sarah Gunn, and one granddaughter, Ariel.

A graveside service will be held Friday, September 23, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Troutman Family Historical Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be to St. Philip Catholic Church, 525 Camden Drive, Statesville, NC 28677.

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Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Gunn family.

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