Williams, Susan Diane Shelor

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Mrs. Susan Diane Shelor Williams, 60, of 5030 Semora Road, Roxboro, N.C., died on Monday, February 9, 2009, at the Extended Care Unit at Person Memorial Hospital. Born on February 20, 1948, in Roanoke, Va., she was the daughter of the late Robert Neal Shelor Sr. and Mary Louise Slusher Shelor.

A teacher for more than 18 years, she taught chemistry, physical science, algebra and mathematics in Person and Lee counties and in Virginia and Indiana. She was a 1966 graduate of Floyd County High School in Floyd, Va. She received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics and chemistry education from Radford University in Radford, Va., and a master of education degree in science education from Campbell University in Buies Creek. A member of Roxboro Presbyterian Church, she was an Elder and served on the Session and was an active member of the Friendship Circle. Mrs. Williams was a lifelong gardener and a member of the Garden Study Club. She was a past member of the Roxboro Women’s Club and a past board member of the Christian Help Center. She enjoyed cooking, visiting the beach and spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Paul Lambert Williams; a daughter and son-in-law, Holly and Joseph Petrilli Jr., of Kings Mountain; a son, Nathan Williams, of Roxboro; a sister and brotherin-law, Ellen and Wolfgang Arndt, of Marshall; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert Shelor Jr. and Beth Shelor ,of Floyd, Va.; three aunts, Neva Simmons, of Willis, Va., Judy McDaniel, of Richmond, Va., and Ruth Ann Slusher, who was like a mother to her, of Floyd, Va.; mother-in-law, Dorothy Williams, of Copper Hill, Va.; three grandchildren, Sheila Williams, of Roxboro, and Mark and James Petrilli, of Kings Mountain; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30p.m. on Wednesday, February 11, 2009, at the Brooks & White Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 12, 2009, at Roxboro Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Ed Donnell. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. on Friday, February 13, 2009, at Jacksonville Cemetery in Floyd, Va.

Flowers are acceptable or memorials may be made to the Bob Shelor Memorial Fund, c/o Mickey Hatcher, P.O. Box 98, Floyd, Va. 24091, Roxboro Presbyterian Church Kitchen Fund, P.O. Box 419, Roxboro, N.C. 27573 or to the Garden Study Club, c/o Carolyn Woodall, 200 Reade Dr., Roxboro, N.C. 27573. Condolences may be sent to www.brooksandwhite.com.