Florence Elizabeth Shell affectionately known as “Aunt Chunk” was born April 17, 1950, in Laurens, SC to Robert and Bessie Shell. At an early age the Shell family relocated to Winston-Salem, NC where she attended local schools and graduated from Atkins High School. She furthered her education at Forsyth Technical Community College graduating with an associate degree in Business Administration.
“Aunt Chunk” career area spanned over 30 years of dedicated service with various companies in Forsyth County. She loved home healthcare and caring for the elderly as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Florence loved to worship with her church family at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Nathan Scovens. She was an active member of the Sunday School and Dance Ministries until her health began to decline, however she never lost her praise in the midst of it all. Although she did not bear any children of her own; she was a nurturing mother to many. Florence enjoyed creating delicious meals, most notably her banana pudding for her family, friends & neighborhood children. She was a skilled seamstress and a self-taught musician; most weekends were spent entertaining with cookouts, card games, Sunday dinners and good fellowship. She believed that laughter and soul food was nourishment for your spirit.
On the morning of Saturday June 25, 2022, God dispatched his heavenly angels to Forsyth Medical Center and carried Florence Elizabeth Shell from labor to reward. She passed at the age of 72, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor her legacy, by living their lives to the fullest.
She was proceeded in death by her parents and siblings Waddell and Johnny Shell, nephews Eric Hosa Anderson, Stephan Hayes and late husband James Drummond. She leaves to cherish her memory two sisters Mary Shell; Corinthia Wilson, a brother Marvin MacFarland, aunt Francis Shell Strickland, cousin Leona Murrary, niece Stephanie Shell; nephews Eric Shell and Sirronn Shell; great-nephews Sirronn Shell Jr and Steven Frasier and a host of cousins, and friends who loved her dearly.
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