Margaret Elizabeth Shepard “Doll” Call passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at Wilkes Senior Village.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30. 2019, at Fishing Creek Arbor Baptist Church, with the Rev. David Wellborn and the Rev. Allen Bouchelle officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 12:45 until 1:45 p.m., prior to the service at the church.

Mrs. Call was born Jan. 2, 1933, in Wilkes County to Clarence and Ermma Staley Shepard. She retired from the American Drew Dining Room Plant. Mrs. Call was a member of Fishing Creek Arbor Baptist Church.

“Doll,” as she was called, was a hard worker. She always had an open door for friends, family and her neighbors. She was an excellent caretaker for family and friends, loved to sew and cut hair, and especially loved her grandchildren. She was a jack of all trades.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Phillip Call; three sisters, Beatrice Williams, Mary Curry and Betty Minton; two brothers, Mack Shepard and Joe Shepard; and two grandchildren, Barney Call and Emily Call.

She is survived by a daughter, Peggy Byers and Robert Foster of North Wilkesboro; four sons, Rex Allen Call and wife, Nancy, of Wilkesboro, Charles Call and Michelle Stanley of Wilkesboro, Randy Call and wife, Shirlene, of Wilkesboro and Terry Call and Regina Dowell of Wilkesboro; nine grandchildren, Tabitha, Jason, Angie, Anthony, Zach, Dusty, Jamie, Amy and Amanda, and 16 great-grandchildren; and a brother, David Shepard of North Wilkesboro.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Fishing Creek Abor Baptist Church Building Fund, 2446 Fishing Creek Arbor Road, Wilkesboro, N.C. 28697 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 4600 Park Road, Suite 250, Charlotte, N.C. 28209.

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