Sheila Degree

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SHELBY - Shelia Ann Davenport Degree, 62, of 815 Craig Place, passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at Wendover Hospice House in Shelby.

A native of Cleveland County, NC, she was born on May 22, 1956 to Connie Mae Surratt and the late B.C. Davenport.

Sheila was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. She earned an Bachelor's Degree from Everest College, in Criminal Justice and Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice and Early Childhood Development, from C.C.C.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one son, Sherwood Leon Davenport; a brother, Darrell Davenport; three sisters, Bernice Sutton, Jessie Ponder and Sandra Davenport.

She is survived by her mother, Connie Mae Surratt of Shelby; one son, Jacques Degree of Shelby; one daughter, Felicia Degree of Shelby; one sister, Wanda Davenport (Ralph) of Shelby; seven grandchildren, Jarricka Thompson of Charlotte, NC, Tanya Degree of Shelby, Sakeeylow Hall of Boiling Springs, NC, Tytinana Degree of Shelby, Brandon Bolton of Wichita Falls, TX, Jaquan Degree and Shamiya Degree both of Shelby; one aunt, Shirley Bridges; a god daughter, Mercy Smith; and a special friend Joe Camp.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 3 p.m. at Mount Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Lillie M. Smith officiating. Burial will take place at Sunset Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday and at other times at the home.

Condolences can be expressed online at

Enloe Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Published in Shelby Star on Aug. 11, 2018
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