Shirley Mae Alexander Shumate

Shirley Mae Alexander Shumate, 86, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Monday, Nov. 14, 2022, at Westwood Hills Skilled Nursing Center. Mrs. Shumate was born June 1, 1936, in Wilkes County to Jesse Alfred and Vella Foster Alexander. Shirley loved to read, do puzzles, sew and cook, but her greatest joy was her family, particularly her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Shumate was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Clayton Shumate.

She is survived by her daughter, Jamie McCoy and spouse, Randy, of North Wilkesboro; grandchildren, Joshua McCoy and spouse, Jessica, of North Wilkesboro, Jacob McCoy and spouse, Kayla, of Ronda; great-grandchildren, Brylee McCoy and Grayson McCoy both of North Wilkesboro.

Private service will be held at a later date. The family has requested no food and no flowers. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to

Her family would like to thank Home Instead Senior Care, particularly Lessie Church, whose love and compassionate care allowed her to live at home for several years. Westwood Hills Skilled Nursing Staff that treated her with love and respect and did their best to be the closest thing to home they could. Also, Wilkes County EMT, WRMC and WRMC Emergency Department.

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