Shelba Jean Church, 82, of Wilkesboro passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. She was born Feb. 20, 1937, in Wilkes County to Cecil Lee and Mildred Marie Whittington Church.

Mrs. Church was a member of Lewis Fork Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Rex Lee Church and Cecil Ralph Church.

Surviving are her husband, Loyde Church; a son, Tim Church and spouse, Courtney, of Wilkesboro; her grandchildren, Madalyn Church and Alexis Church; a brother, Kenneth Reece Church and spouse, Sheila, of Titusville, Fla.; and her sisters, Violet Marie Foster and Carol McNeil of Wilkesboro.

Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at Lewis Fork Baptist Church, with Pastor Dwayne Andrews and the Rev. Sherrill Wellborn officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Lewis Fork Baptist Church from 2 until 3 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service.

Flowers will be accepted.

The family has requested no food, please. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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