Ethel Mae Shaw Minton, age 77, of Bear Creek died Thursday, June 25, 2020 at her home.
Mrs. Minton was born August 28, 1942 in Chatham County, NC the daughter of Henry Howard and Ethel Hedrick Shaw.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Ray Minton; her 3 daughters: Mistie Minton Phillips and husband, Jerry, Wendi Minton Staley and Dawn Minton Robinson; sisters: Mary Alice Causey and husband, Gene, Louise Dark and husband, Wayne, Brenda Hudson and husband, Tommy and Linda Hudson; sister-in-law: Nancy Shaw; grandchildren: Chastity Ryser, Shane Staley, Caleb Phillips, Lindsey Weir, Seth Phillips and Brandon Weir; great grandchildren: Caesin Ryser and Abigail Staley; and many nieces and nephews.
For Mrs. Minton, family always came first in everything. She came from a large family of ten children, where she learned to be mothering and nurturing. She continued that love by being very giving and caring for her own three daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ethel was fun loving and always had a smile on her face and a laugh in her heart. She had a wonderful sense of humor. She was an extremely giving and loving lady who had an impeccable eye for detail, and it showed in her neat appearance. She was a wonderful cook and had several famous dishes. When she wasn't taking care of her family she worked as a seamstress for many years. Ethel was a member of Meroney United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sister, Margaret Shaw Cook and brothers, Howard Eugene Shaw, Marvin Hedrick Shaw, James Henry Shaw.
The family will receive friends Sunday, June 28, 2020 from 4:00-4:45 pm in the sanctuary of Meroney United Methodist Church 10568 NC Hwy 902, Bear Creek. A graveside service will follow in the church cemetery at 5:00 pm with Rev. Jim Whittaker officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Meroney United Methodist Church, 10568 NC Hwy 902, Bear Creek, NC 27207.