WEST VIRGINIA/PRICE - Sally Nellie Curry Lilly Shelton won her battle with Alzheimer's Disease on Nov. 12, 2011, peacefully surrounded by her loved ones at Parkdale Care Center in Price.
Sally was born July 6, 1924 in Delbarton, W.V. to Leander Van Shannon and Sara Ann Farley Curry.
Sally married Carl P. Lilly on Oct. 5, 1946 in Pennsylvania. They were blessed with two children, Carol Sue and Karl Lee.
Sally spent her time raising her kids, volunteering in church at the Bethel Assembly of God in West Virginia and the Trinity Christian Church in Utah. When living in West Virginia, mother was very active with the Candy Stripers and also in Utah where she worked as a hostess at JB's.
Sally was very strong willed and proved that by winning a battle with breast cancer.
Mother loved to cook and was a very religious person. She loved Jesus so very much, and told others about His love and desire for a relationship with Him. The memories that stand out about "Granny" or "Mamma (Mam-Mah) Sally" prove this. Her grandkids can attest to her amazing recipes, all of which were incredibly delicious.
Sally is survived by her children, Carol Sue (Pat) Martinez, Price; Karl Lee Lilly, Georgia; grandchildren, Jolene (Laura) Martinez, Denver, Colo; Patrick (Keith Dykes) Martinez, Fort Worth, Texas; Shawn (Brandie) Martinez, Price; Shaunna (James) Nichols, Price; Erica Plummer, Virginia; Karl Wes Lee Lilly, S.C.; great grandchildren, Faith, Salt Lake City; Jacob, Matthew, Shania and great-great-grandchild Oakley, all of Price.
She is preceded in death by her husband Carl P. Lilly; parents, Leander Van Shannon Curry and Sara Ann Farley Curry; brothers, Roy, Moss, Bob, Ollie, William, Colomer Curry and sister, Laka Nemec.
Funeral service Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, Noon, Mitchell Funeral Home in Price. Family will be at Mitchell's one hour prior to services. Graveside service, Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, Noon, in Oak Grove Cemetery in West Virginia, with a viewing one half hour prior to services.
Sally's family would like to express their love and thanks to the staff at Parkdale Care Center for the love and support they have shown Sally over the past 10 years and a special thank you to the Baker girl's. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to a charity of choice.
Friends can share memories of Sally at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.