Mary Helen Smith Shook

Posted at 3:52 PM on May 8, 2019


Mary Helen Smith Shook, 87, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on May 6, 2019, at Maple Leaf Healthcare in Statesville. A native of Iredell County, she was the daughter of the late Willie Watkins Smith and Sophia Alma Smith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Calvin Shook; by three stepsons, Jerry, Johnny and Ricky Shook; and by five brothers, Glen, Eugene, Morgan, Alton and Wylie Smith. She was a member of Union Baptist Church.

Mrs. Shook is survived by a stepson, Danny Shook (Denise); by a sister, Norma Smith Royal; by a step daughter-in-law, Gabriel (Gabby) Shook; by two step-granddaughters, Tammy and Cindy Shook; by a step-grandson, Joseph Shook; by several nieces and nephews; and by special friends, Kristine, Bronson, Noah and Jonah Moose.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. William Wease officiating. Interment will follow in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Statesville.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of Davis Regional Medical Center and the nurses of Maple Leaf Healthcare, especially Brock and Carol, for their care of Mrs. Shook.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at 

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Shook and her family.

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