Jan. 26, 2023
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Jan. 26, 2023

Shirley Elkins, 73 of Morganton, NC passed away, Thursday, January 19, 2023. Born on August 31, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Howard Wilson and Evie Wilson. Shirley was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church. She was a loving wife and mother, and friend to anyone she met. Shirley loved to travel and help with mission work. Shirley called and talked with her family and friends daily and she was an avid doll collector.

Shirley is survived by her husband of 56 years, Hoyt Elkins; children, Rodney Elkins (fiancée, Laura Cooper), Tamara Elkins (Staci Sprinkle); brothers, Jerry Wilson (Loretta) of Marion, NC, Roger Wilson of Green Mountain, NC; many cousins, nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Tammy Callahan for her loving friendship. The family would like to also thank Larry and Tina Elkins, Shirley’s brother-in-law and sister-in-law.

The family will receive friends from 1pm until 2pm, Thursday, January 26, 2023 at Sossoman Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held in the Colonial Chapel of the funeral home at 2pm, with the Revs. Tony Land and Curtis Carrol officiating. Burial will follow at Burke Memorial Park.

In addition to her parents, Shirley is preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Hazel Wilson.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Shriners Hospital for Children or, The Gideons International.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Its a sad time.but also a rejoicing time.Knowing that we will be with our loved ones again!Sorry for your loss.Time will ease the pain. Comfort and peace i know you will find in the Lord.Love you all.

—Becky Cannon
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—Jeani Fitzsimmons

Shirley will be missed it will not be the same without her, walking into her house seeing her sitting there with that smile on her face will only be a memory now, she was such a kind caring person always made us feel loved and welcome, Rest in peace now without pain. Love you, until we meet again.

—Larry & Tina Elkins
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Tamara & family, We are praying for you during this time of loss and know that we are thinking of you. Love you

—The Viera Family
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We Love You Shirley!

—Laura and girls
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You were a beautiful lady, loved by all. You will be missed, but God wanted another angel with Him.

—David & Marchelle Sparks
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—Ray & Robbin Silver
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Shirley was a great friend to me and my husband we will greatly miss her. We Love her family with all our hearts. Very special Angel in Heaven today .Love to all the family.

—Eugene &Tammy Callahan