Saturday, July 02, 2016

Helen Shatley Passes

I just learned of the sad news that one of our much loved receptionists and switch board operators, Helen Shatley, passed away last week.

Shatley, Helen L.

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  • Shatley, Helen L.
CONCORD Mrs. Helen Lockemy Shatley, 93, of Sylvan Street, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at her home. Her funeral will be at 12 p.m. Friday, July 1, at Cold Water Baptist Church officiated by the Rev. Jim Posey. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 11 a.m. Friday, at the church. Helen was born June 20, 1923 in Danville, Va., to the late Neal and Minnie Lockemy. She was a homemaker and member of Cold Water Baptist Church. She was truly "one of a kind." Helen was lively, outgoing and strong, even in her waning hours. She was known for her sense of style, love of people, pets and dancing. Her sense of humor will forever be a source of strength to her family. Helen is survived by her husband of 33 years, Bill Shatley; daughter, Kelia Raiford and husband, Robert of Concord; sons, Ken Puryear and Chris Puryear and wife, Laura, all of Wilmington; grandchildren, Tara Bradford, Todd Hodges and wife, Karen, Kurt Hodges and wife, Beth, Sara Puryear, Will Puryear, Mitch Puryear, and Alex Puryear; great-granddaughter, Katherine; and Bill's three daughters, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family would like to give a special thanks to Helen's caregivers, Sarah, Amy, and Charlotte, for their loving care over the years. Memorials may be made to her church, Cold Water Baptist Church, 1045 Union St. S., Concord, NC 28025. On line condolences may be sent Wilkinson Funeral Home is serving the Shatley family.

Helen's daughter, Kelia, is married to long time syndicated 
radio personality, and former WTOP radio talk show host, 
Bob Raiford. 

Rest in Peace, Helen.


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