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Myrsona “Ms. Daisy” Shell

• Updated Jul 27, 2018 at 2:41 PM

ROAN MOUNTAIN - Myrsona “Ms. Daisy” Shell, Roan Mountain, TN, stepped into paradise on July 26, 2018 at the age of 77 hugged up and loved, surrounded by her family.

Myrsona is survived by her best friend, soulmate, and the love of her life for 57 years, Dillard Shell. She is also survived by two children, Cindy Brown with husband Ed and Stacey Shell with wife Amanda, two grandsons, Miles Brown with wife Jordan and Elliot Brown, three granddaughters, Emma Wampler, Gracie Wampler, and Katy Wampler, and one great-granddaughter, Ivy-Beth Brown, two sisters, Rose Markland and Donalee Presnell, Special Niece Melissa Barnette and great nephew Logan Barnette.

Myrsona was born on August 18, 1940. Her reward on Earth was knowing that her testimony lead souls to be sealed as she lead her life of service to the Lord and to her neighbors. From her hands came blankets and quilts to welcome new life into the world, start couples on their new journeys , as well as good meals to give to those whom she cared for; she never met someone she didn’t want to feed, nor did she come across a pillowcase she wouldn’t iron. Her passions to sew and nurture life were matched only by her love of God. She had a tenanscious desire for knowledge; her only access to books as a child were encyclopedias which she would happily read from A to Z. To her friends and family, she was a formidable Jeopardy opponent and a woman who would gladly bestow her wisdom and witty opinions. Her family carries heavy hearts knowing that their sassy matriarch now has a new address, but they do not mourn her worldly body passing; they mourn that they can’t pat her “hair furlets”, debate the need to rake and make camping spots pristine, and argue with her regarding the value of used tinfoil. She was a graduate of Cloudland High School.

A celebration of a Christian life well lived will be held at Blevins Chapel Church Roan Mtn, in which she literally help lay the foundation in 1977. Receiving of friends who loved and cherished her will be held from 12-2PM Saturday July 28th, the funeral will commence thereafter. Interment will follow at the Home Place cemetery. Pallbearers will be family members and honorary church members.

It seems extremely inadequate to simply say thank you for the prayers, support, food, telephone calls and visits. For over a year an endless supply of weekly meals by church friends, neighbors and family have sustained our bodies. We want to also thank Avalon Hospice for their compassion and care, Coworkers at Citi for Cindy, HVAC for Stacey, without work flexibility we would not have had the opportunity to spend precious time and memories with her. Melissa Barnette and her family, Aunt Cathy & Uncle Dean, Aunt Don, Walt & Linda Hopson for the hours of gofer duties, momma sitting and ensuring Ms Daisy’s house met her standards. Special friend Cathy Maine FNP extraordinaire for helping us through the most difficult night of our life.

Ms Daisy spoke of times in her childhood regarding going to school hungry, so In lieu of flowers, her family asks that you honor her by donating to the TLC Community Center’s summer feeding program. Nothing would please her more knowing that you helped care for a child.

Proverbs 31:10 Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

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