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Shirley Inscoe Orrell

February 17, 1947 — June 2, 2022

Shirley Orrell, affectionally known as "Nanny", passed away quietly in her home surrounded by her family. She was a beloved mother, companion, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by her life partner Edward O'Keefe of the home, her brother Michael Earl Inscoe (Kathy), sister Dolly Estes (Ted), four children: James Bullock, Carrie Bullock, Ann Sheffield (Michael), and Steve Bullock (Cynthia). She is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Katie Carman (Steve), Anne Talbert (Ryan), Billy Link (Dianne), Will Barnette (Rubby), Robin Minton (Eric), Andy Bullock, Beth Bullock, Tiffany Johnson, Jacob Bare, and Brittany Willeart (Damian). She has 19 great grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Ed's children include: Merry, Louise, Ed, Ted, and Frank. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Shirley was proceeded in death by her parents; Elsie Smith Hudson and Willie Fitts Inscoe; her brothers; William Inscoe, Danny Inscoe, and Willie "Billy Boy" Inscoe Jr; her son Joseph Bullock; and grandchildren Micheal Going, Jonathan "Booster" Bullock, Jerry "Tray" Bare III, and great-granddaughter Serenity Barnette.

She was loved by all and will be greatly missed. We praise God she is now safely in his arms. The family appreciates all your prayers and support.

A Funeral Service will be held Sunday, June 5, 2022, at 2:00 pm at the Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel with Michael Sheffield officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will visit with friends one hour prior to the service.

Nicholson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. Cemetery Details

Oakwood Cemetery

114 Oakwood Rd

Statesville, NC 28677

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Statesville, NC 28677

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JUN 5. 2:00 PM (ET)

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Statesville, NC

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