Shaver, Malicia Hollins

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Malicia H. Shaver died on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Friendship Health and Rehab in Roanoke, Virginia. Born in 1928 in Bedford County, she moved to Floyd County when she was twelve. There she spent most of the rest of her life and was a member of Copper Hill Church of the Brethren for more than eighty years.

She married Clifford Shaver in 1946, celebrating 66 years with him before his death in 2012. They had two children, Jim Shaver (Margie) and Sharon Shaver Wood (Frank); six grandchildren, Jim Shaver Jr. (Debbie), Ben Shaver (Danielle), Shannon Wood, Bryan Wood (Cara), Tammi Jewell (Michael), and Stephanie Bush (Chris); and great-grandchildren, Kaylee Wood, Dylan and McKenna Shaver, Quinn Shaver, Corey Powers, and Landon Quesenberry. Other close loved ones include her sister, Elta Wilson; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth S. Wray, Shirley Shaver, and Betty Shaver; her niece, Elizabeth Stone and her family; and two other loved ones, Lisa Goad and her family, and Cindy Gibson and her family. She loved and treasured numerous other nieces and nephews and their families, as well as many good friends.

Jim and Sharon had completed college when Malicia decided to seek a career in health care and became a student herself. She was a licensed practical nurse for 40 years. She was an oncology nurse at Carilion, and she also worked in senior care facilities. But her favorite nursing position was in Dr. Gary Kuiken’s office in Floyd helping people she knew and regularly making new friends. Her nursing career was preceded by several years working in secretarial positions.

A Memorial Service to honor Malicia will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren. The family will be receiving guests at 1 p.m. A private burial has already taken place at Restvale Cemetery in Copper Hill.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Copper Hill Food Bank, 396 Daniels Run Road, Copper Hill, VA 24079. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Arrangements entrusted to Oakey’s South Chapel, Roanoke, Va., (540) 989-3131.