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Louise Andrews Shropshire

March 17, 1927 ~ September 27, 2021 (age 94)


Louise Andrews Shropshire, age 94, was called home to Jesus on Monday, September 27, 2021, after battling Alzheimer’s. Louise was born to Maudie and Tawney Andrews on March 17, 1927. She was married to B.F. Shropshire for 53 years until his passing in 1999.

Louise was a homemaker while her girls were young but then worked in local fabric shops and Chatham Mills. She loved to sew, garden, and tend to her home. She was a lifelong member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church and served in the Nursey for 40 years. She also participated in WMU and other church activities.

In her later years Louise began to make quilts and enjoyed many hours with her quilting buddies.

She taught her children to love Jesus. That is her best life accomplishment. Louise loved her family, especially her grandson and great-grandsons. Sunday lunch with family was very important to her and for many years “family” included people who would come to Granny’s for lunch. There was always a chair, a plate and food.

Louise is preceded in death by her parents, her husband B.F., her oldest daughter Bonita R. Cumbie (2005), and her sister Muriel Mann (Glenn).

Louise is survived by her youngest daughter Denise Dixon (Craig), grandson Chad Ray (Linda), great-grandsons Jordan and Grant Ray, a niece Glennette Vaughn (Ronnie) and many cousins.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 29, 2021, from 6Pm to 8PM at Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory Griffin Chapel. A graveside service to honor her life will be held Thursday, September 30, 2021, at 2PM at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Dr. Josh Peeler presiding. The family will receive friends after the service inside the church fellowship building.

The family respectfully asks that masks be worn inside.

To the staff of Phoenix Assisted Care and Amedisys Hospice, thank you for taking care of Louise, especially in her last days.  

In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made in Louise’s memory to Mt. Olive Baptist Church Building Fund 5043 Mt. Olive Church Road Pittsboro, NC 27312.

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September 29, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory Griffin Chapel
396 West St.
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Graveside Service
September 30, 2021

2:00 PM
Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery
5043 Mt. Olive Church Road
Pittsboro, NC 27312


Mt. Olive Baptist Church Building Fund
5043 Mt. Olive Church Road, Pittsboro NC 27312

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