Norma L. “Susie” Shelton Blake, age 81, of Afton, went home to be with our Lord, Friday, November 13, 2020 at Durham-Hensley Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Susie was born July 12, 1939 in Greene County. She was a 1957 graduate of Doak High School. She worked as a seamstress at Greene Manufacturing and was a supervisor at Magnavox and Phillips. Susie enjoyed reading and sewing. She has made many beautiful quilts in her quilt shop.
Susie was a strong, independent woman who gave much to others. She was a wonderful cook and baker. She did her own food ministry by giving her baked goods and homemade grape juice to shut-ins and friends. Susie was a member of Greystone Freewill Baptist Church and attended as long as her health permitted.
Mrs. Blake is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Joy and Chester Harrell; granddaughters, Ayla Shelton, Amanda Barnes and Miranda Barnes; great-grandchildren, Kaleigha Manuel and Jacob Barnes; brother and sister-in-law, C.B. and Lucille Shelton of Indiana; former husband, Randy Blake; special friend, Elizabeth Jennings; special niece, Wilda Blake Bowers; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.
She was preceded in death a daughter, Winnie Shelton-Cox who died on November 8, 2020; her parents, Floyd and Winnie Shelton; sisters and brothers-in-law, Emily and Lude Hensley, Marie and Henry Proffitt and Bertha and Euen Blake; brothers and sisters-in-law, Stacy and Nan Shelton, Floyd “Junior” and Rosa Lee Shelton; and her former husband, William “Bill” Harrison.
The family will receive friends from 12-2 pm Sunday at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow visitation at 2:00 pm Sunday in the Doughty-Stevens Chapel with Rev. Roger Stocton officiating. Interment will follow in Horse Creek Church of God Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jared Collins, Logan Collins, Trey Collins, Will West, Martin Hayes and Jesse Hayes.
Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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