Florence E. Shells, born January 17, 1931 in Granville, North Carolina, departed this life November 7, 2021 in the comfort of her home.
She was a devoted housewife who loved music and dancing. Her favorite color was blue. She was famous for her “Mac and Cheese” and “Sweet Potato Pies”. She was a pillar of strength to her family.
Florence was preceded in death by her parents, Lorenzo and Henrietta Pettiford; husband, Richard Shells Sr.; sons, Richard Shells Jr., Larry Shells; daughters, Zelda Jackson, Iris Shells; grandchildren, Clinton Jackson Jr., Terry Shells, Brandon Shells Jr.
She leaves to cherish her memory: daughters, Ruby McCullom, Willa Shells, Alma Shells, Avis Shells Lacey; sisters, Gerldine, Catherine, Mable; brother, Norman; 21 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren, 26 great-great grandchildren; a host of family and friends.
Funeral service will be held 11 am Friday, November 19, at the House of Wheat Funeral Home, Inc., 2107 N. Gettysburg Ave. Visitation 10-11 am. (Mask Required). Pastor Larry Coleman officiating. Interment West Memory Gardens.
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