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Shelby Wall

July 21, 1943 — January 1, 2022

ROLESVILLE – Shelby Jean Flora Wall, 78, died Saturday, January 1, 2022.

Funeral, Wednesday, January 5, 11:00 AM, Wilson Memorial Service, followed by a time of visiting and sharing.

Surviving is her husband, Edward Anthony Wall ‘Tony’; daughters, Cathy Jo Bridgers Ray (Charles) of Zebulon and Shellie Wall Wilkins (Wade) of Wake Forest; sons, Thomas Steven ‘Steve’ Bridgers (Lorrie) of Middlesex and Edward Anthony Wall ‘Anthony' (Trevah) of Wake Forest; grandchildren, Thomas Owen Bridgers (Erin) of Ballston Lake, NY, Jackson Charles Ray of Zebulon, Dakota Whitley (Kellie) of Wilson, Harrison Wade Wilkins, MaryGrace Perry Wilkins, Hailey Madison Fletcher, Edward Anthony Wall, III, ‘Lil Tony’, all of Wake Forest; great-grandchildren, Taylor Rae Bridgers and Thomas Matthew Bridgers of Ballston Lake, NY; brother, Harold Flora (Velma) of Bailey; brothers-in-law, Ronnie Wall (Betsy) of Rolesville, Tommy Wall (Karen) of Lake Hartwell, SC, and Wendy Bray (long-time family friend) of Middlesex, along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

She married Thomas Randolph ‘Randy’ Bridgers in 1960.  The couple had a son, Steve. They later established their home in Newport News, VA, where the couple had Diane and Cathy.  They returned to Nash County in 1968 where Diane was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and her death came on Christmas Day, 1970.  She divorced Randy in 1977 and went on to marry Tony in July, 1986.  They moved to Rolesville where they celebrated their 35th anniversary in July, 2021.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her daughter Diane, were her parents, James Owen and Rochelle Bryant Flora; sister, Peggy Flora Perry; nephew, James ‘Rickey’ Perry.

In 1971, she enrolled at Mitchell’s Academy in Wilson and graduated at the top student of her class. She worked at Janie’s Salon in Wilson for several years. Many will remember she owned and operated the Fashion Flair Shop in Bailey for some 30 years. In Bailey, she was supportive of the Chamber of Commerce and St. Jude Children’s Hospital, the Salvation Army and Toys for Tots.

We would like to extend our appreciation to the Coventry House of Zebulon, to Transitions Hospice of Wake County and to Doctors Making House Calls in Wake County for their care, support and most of all their kindness to her and our family during her stay at the Coventry and later with her return home for a brief period.  The love for her and our family is beyond words.

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Pl, Memphis TN 38105-9959 or Hospice Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh NC 27607-6372.

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