Lillie Austin Shoemaker

Posted at 8:57 PM on Aug 29, 2019

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Lillie Austin Shoemaker, 92, of Statesville, N.C., passed away, Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at the Gordon Hospice House.

Ms. Shoemaker was born September 13, 1926, in Iredell County and was the daughter of the late Ralph Marsh Austin and Roxie Burleson Austin. She was a graduate of Statesville Senior High School and was retired from Fiber Industries in Salisbury. She was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church, was very active in her senior groups, was an avid reader and loved to do water exercises at Davis Hospital.

She is survived by three children, Linda S. Parker (Jim) of Statesville, Gene Fred Shoemaker of Statesville, Tim Shoemaker (Barbara) of Statesville; six grandchildren, Ty Gryder, Kris Shoemaker, Emily Gardner, Andrea Ballard, Ryan Shoemaker, Corey Parker; nine great grandchildren, Hallie Ballard, Jenna Ballard, Callie Gardner, Laney and Logan Shoemaker, Garrison Parker, Katherine Gardner, Colt Parker, Emerie Gryder and an expected great grandson in September 2019. She is further survived by a brother, George Austin (Wilma); son-in-law, Larry Gryder; two sisters-in-law, Ruby Shoemaker, Wilma Shumaker and several nieces and nephews.

Ms. Shoemaker was preceded in death by one daughter, Janice Gryder; one daughter-in-law, Marylene Shoemaker; one brother, Ralph Austin, Jr. and four sisters, Marjorie Kyles, Helen Morrison, Jean Brown and Julia Watts.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 31, 2019, at Oakwood Cemetery with Pastor Ernie Sheldon officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Troutman Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Gordon Hospice House and online condolences may be made to the family at www.troutmanfuneralhome.com

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family of Lillie Austin Shoemaker.

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