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“Mama, I love and miss you so very much. I'm glad that I got to open up to you and our relationship strengthened before you went Home. I felt closer...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Dylan and April Sugg - Goldsboro, NC

“Mama im so sorry you suffered so.My heart is broken.Im also sorry I didnt get to say goodbye to you.i love you so very much. Your memories will live...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Beth Naylor - Clinton, NC

“Grandma there are no words to express how broken my heart is that you are no longer with us. I love you so much and I will always remember the...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Brooke Stewart - Dunn, NC

“To a very memorable sister-in-law who brought so very much happiness & joy to Freddy. We shared first name & a deep love for my brother. I am...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Shirley Creekmore - Goldsboro, NC

“Im going to miss you alot grandma and i love you and you will always be in my heart.Im goina miss those times together every where we have been...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Kassidy Rodriguez - NC

“Shirley you will always be in my heart forever.I love you and miss you.LOVE YOUR COUSIN JAN <3 ”
6 of 21 | Posted by: Jan Knowles - newton grove nc, NC

“Freddy & Eddie, Your friends at SPX Transformer Solutions would like to express sincere and heartfelt condolences at the loss of your wife and mother...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: SPX Transformer Solutions - NC

“There are no goodbyes for us, Shirley will always be in our hearts. Our prayers and love to Freddy and family ”
8 of 21 | Posted by: Rob and Gary Polich - Great Falls, MT

“Freddy amd family, Iam so very sorry for your loss, wish I could be there for you at this time, but always know that I love you all alot and I will...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Sherryl Crowder - Jacksonville, FL

“Dear Freddy, Eddie, and families...I am so sorry for your loss... Precious memories eventually help heal the pain and keep loved ones alive in our...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Lynna Chauncey - Wallace, NC

“Dear Family, So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Just remember that God's grace is...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Justin Powell - Four Oaks, NC

“Beth and Family, I am very sorry for the loss of Shirley. I have met her only once, but through the pictures I can tell she was full of life, love,...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Kati Nesselroade - Dunn, NC

“You are all in my thoughts and prayers! I pray that God gives you all peace and comfort that only he can give during this difficult time. ”
13 of 21 | Posted by: Angie (Harrell) Futrell - NC

“Beth, Eddie, Angie & Family,I did not personally know your mom but looking through the pictures, I can see the laughter, love and affection your...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Cynthia Westbrook Sessoms - NC

“So sorry to hear of the passing of Shirley. God grant you Peace and Love in this difficult time. Our prayers are with you. ”
15 of 21 | Posted by: Allen and Kathy Prater - Garland, NC

“Eddie & Family: We were really sorry to hear of your mother's passing. We will continue to pray for you and your family. Cherish the many menories...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Davis & Trudy Tyndall - Clinton, NC

“We are both so sorry to hear of your loss, your family is in our thoughts and prays ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Donna and Gene Jeffries - Angier, NC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. May God give you peace and comfort! ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Gloria and David Simmons - NC

“Please know that many are devastated at this news and wish you relief from your pain and sadness ”
19 of 21 | Posted by: Patrick Moores - co-worker

“So sorry to hear of Shirley's passing.My thoughts and prayers to everyone. ”
20 of 21 | Posted by: Sarah(Jean) McKeel - Clinton, NC

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21 of 21 | Posted by: Eddie Barefoot - Clinton, NC

Shirley Evelyn Sugg, 69, passed away on Saturday November 10, 2012 at UNC Health Care in Chapel Hill

Shirley was born in Sampson County on October 11, 1943 to the late Marshall and Corena Brown Thornton. Shirley was a floral designer with Bryant's Florist.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 7:00 PM in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Sugg officiating. Interment will be private.

Shirley is survived by her husband, Frederick Sugg, Jr.; daughters, Shirley Beth Naylor and husband Tommie Lee of Clinton, Chasity Renee Rodriguez and husband Ronald of Newton Grove, and Melissa Ann Taylor and husband Gene of Goldsboro; sons, Carlton Eddie Barefoot and wife Angie of Clinton, Dylan Christopher Sugg of Goldsboro, and Donald L. Sugg of Clayton; sisters, Melba Reason, Peggy Bryant, Donnie Killette, and Linda Parrish all of Clinton; brother, Willie Thornton of Newton Grove; grandchildren, Elizabeth Brooke Stewart, Rodney Seth Stewart, and Kassidy Renee Rodriguez, Katilyn Renee Rodriguez, Lee Sugg, Kassidy Sugg, Alexis Taylor, Shaquan Taylor, Jasmine Taylor, and Kiera Taylor; granddogs, Rocky and Reesie; special pet, Angel; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, John Marshall (Tommy) Thornton.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening following the service at Seymour Funeral Home

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