Shirley (Simpson) Sturdivant

January 10, 1935 ~ January 7, 2022 (age 86)


Mrs. Shirley Simpson Sturdivant, age 86, of Wilkesboro passed away Friday, January 7, 2022 at Rose Glen Manor in North Wilkesboro.

Shirley was born January 10, 1935 in Lumberton, NC (Robeson County) to Rudolph and Margarette Dalton Simpson. She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Wilkesboro, NC. Shirley was a Registered Nurse at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte until her retirement.

In addition to her parents Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin A Sturdivant Jr. She is survived by her brothers, Randy Simpson and Jim Simpson, of Virginia; daughters, Denise Sturdivant of North Wilkesboro, Susan Sturdivant Hubbard and husband Paul, and Lynne Sturdivant of Wilkesboro; grandchildren, John Necessary, Heather Necessary Pardue and husband John, Autumn Billings Ambrose and husband Greg, Lauren Amick Jones, Katelyn Amick, Carson Amick, and Zachary Necessary and wife Dori; great-grandchildren, Walker Pardue and wife Kylie, Anna Pardue, Ollie Ambrose, Joshua Ambrose, Sophia Necessary, Charlotte Necessary, August Jones, and Charlee Jones; and great-great-grandchildren, Roger Necessary and Harper Pardue.

In lieu of flowers and food, memorials may be made to the Alvin and Shirley Sturdivant Scholarship Fund c/o The Health Foundation, P.O. Box 667, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659 or St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 95, Wilkesboro, NC.

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Celebration of Life
January 29, 2022

1:00 PM
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
200 W Cowles Street
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
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