Nora Petty Shook

September 18, 1926 - July 10, 2019
Nora Petty Shook

Nora Alice Petty Shook, 92, of Beaufort, NC, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019 while under hospice care in Wilmington. Carol Pigford, her dedicated caregiver, provided nurturing and loving care for the last 7 months of Nora’s life.

Nora was married to Wallace B. Shook, her devoted husband for 68 years before his death in 2014.

Nora was born in Pittsboro, NC on September 18, 1926 the daughter of the late Robert Franklin and Martha Elizabeth Harper Petty, and was retired from Cherry Point “NADEP” with over 30 years of service.

She is survived by her loving daughter Beth Brookins and husband George of Beaufort; brother, Robert Petty and wife Frances of Sanford; sister, Leora Ritter and husband Joe of Baltimore, MD and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was a member of Newport Baptist Church, where a celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, August 3, 2019. The family will see friends following the service.

Nora loved her friends and church family and everyone that knew and loved her are welcome to attend this celebration of her life.

Nora loved flowers, but if you choose memorial contributions please consider the the building fund at Newport Baptist Church.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

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  • July 12, 2019
    rodney l garner says:
    I am so sorry for your loss.. We loved mrs Nora and will miss her also...

  • August 01, 2019
    Bud Lanning lit a candle:
    Lit since August 1, 2019 at 8:45:42 PM