Geneva Shirley Hise
May 19, 1946 to July 12, 2019
Heaven is shining a little brighter today as our beloved Geneva Shirley Hise has gone home to be with the Lord. Shirley Hise, 73 of Morganton, NC passed away quietly Friday, July 12th surrounded by all of those whom she loved and cared for. Shirley, a devout Christian and a Charter member of Amherst Baptist Church could best be described as a true Prayer Warrior for the weary and burdened.
Shirley retired from Drexel Heritage in customer service. “Mimi” as she was known to all that loved her, was a treasured member of Amherst Baptist and a piece of the very fabric that started in a Morganton household and developed into what Amherst is today. She was involved in every aspect of the church from Sunday School teacher to choir member and everything in between.
A beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Shirley is preceded in death by her parents the late Ray and Bonnie Hise, and her brother James Hise. Shirley is survived by her daughters, Shawn Reavis and Shannon King; grandchildren Meg and Matt Poteet, Colin Hanley, Alex Hanley; great-granddaughters Paisley, Madden, and Hayden Poteet; and her closest and dearest extended family friends Becky and Robert Poteat.
The family will receive friends from 2pm until 4pm Sunday, July 14th with services to follow at Amherst Baptist Church with Pastor Ernie Wilson officiating. Sossoman Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.sossomanfh.com. Shirley would like to leave you with these simple words on the inside of her Bible. Pray, Believe, Receive. Mimi your heavenly reward has finally arrived.
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