SHELBY FAYE STEVENS
Born: January 5th, 1945
Died: March 9th, 2023
ROCKY MOUNT – Shelby Faye McClenny Stevens, age 78, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2023. Born in Halifax County, NC on January 5, 1945, she was the daughter of the late William James McClenny and Lillie Mae Nines McClenny Wallace. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Dwight W. Stevens; her sister, Ann Riley; and her stepfather, Ted Wallace.
Shelby was the glue that kept her family together and on the straight and narrow. She was a strong-willed woman that always told her children “It was her way or the highway.” Shelby was so loving and was a caretaker for so many people in her family and neighbors. She was always there for her family regardless of whether they were here in town or states away, she was always a phone call away. Shelby loved to go line dancing when she was able and loved to sit and relax while crocheting. She loved her dogs and would even feed any stray dogs that came to her home. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her, but her loving spirit will never be forgotten as she was everything to her family.
Shelby is survived by her daughters, Rhonda Wallace, Tammy Barrile (Bryan), Michelle Grissom (Cory), and Velvet “Dawn” Bradshaw; her son, Michael Stevens; her thirteen grandchildren; and her ten great-grandchildren; and her sisters, Edna McClenny (Roger) and Betty Hux (Hillery).
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 17, 2023, at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Services with Pastor Randy Nines officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM prior to the service in the parlor of Johnson Funeral Home. Burial to follow the service at Rocky Mount Memorial Park.
Flowers are welcome.