Sharon “Shirley” Annette Adkins Lupton

Published 7:27 pm Monday, July 11, 2016

Shirley Adkins Lupton, 65, our beloved mother, wife and nana, went to be with her lord and savior after a long battle with ALS on Friday, July 8, 2016 at Kindred Hospital in Greensboro.

Shirley was born and raised in Halifax County to the late Julius Raymond Adkins Sr. and Mattie Collum Adkins. She was also preceded in death by two nieces: Wendy Martin and Susan Sparks.

Shirley graduated from Aurelian Springs High School in 1969 where she enjoyed playing high school basketball and was an avid hand shopper. She loved people and doing for others; she never met a stranger. Shirley enjoyed working with the public at W&D Market in Gaston, Red & White Supermarket and the Sleep Inn in Weldon. She was a member of Quankie Baptist Church and in her later years attended Gaston Church of Christ with family.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years: James “Jim” L. Lupton Jr.; her son: Robert P. Baird Jr. and his wife Shelby; her two grandchildren: Eric and Kara Baird, all of Roanoke Rapids; her sisters: Linda Medlin of Roanoke Rapids, Lois Mills and her husband Charles “Ed,” Ellen Phillips, all of Rocky Mount; her brothers: Julius Raymond Adkins Jr. of Littleton and Thomas Adkins and his wife Debbie of Angier, NC; numerous nieces and nephews; parents-in-law: James L. Lupton Sr. and his wife Colleen; brother-in-law: David Lupton, all of Washington, NC; special friends Vivian Hurst, Elaine Whitby and Barbara Johnston, all of Roanoke Rapids.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 13, 2016 in the chapel of Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service with Rev. David Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Quankie Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00–9:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at the funeral home and other times at the home of her son.

Memorials may be made to The ALS Association, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 6051, Albert Lea, MN 56007 or Gaston Church of Christ, PO Box 730, Gaston, NC 27832.

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