Virginia Mae Shafer (1940 - 2016)

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  • "Our thoughts and prayers to Gene and family. Virginia will..."
    - Chris & Joan Merillat
  • "bless you all for your kind, supportive, understanding..."
    - Rich Shafer
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    - Dawn Conrad
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    - Linda Baggott
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Virginia Mae Shafer (née Whetzel), 75, died peacefully in the company of family in Raleigh, North Carolina on January 24, 2016 due to complications brought on by pneumonia. Virginia was born on October 4, 1940 in Olney, Maryland to Casper and Ethel Whetzel. She grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland and graduated from Sherwood High School in 1959. Virginia married Gene Shafer in 1962 and the couple moved to Hyattsville, Maryland where they remained until recently moving to Rocky Mount, North Carolina to enjoy their retirement. Virginia is survived by Gene Shafer, her beloved husband of 53 years, and their two children, Richard and Jennifer; her brother Casper ("Bugs") Whetzel, Junior; and many relatives and friends who she loved dearly. She is preceded in death by her brothers Paul, Roger, Samuel, Charles, and Robert Whetzel. Virginia was a devoted wife and mother who will be greatly missed by those who had the pleasure of knowing her. Memorial contributions can be made to the COPD Foundation (, 3300 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL 33134). Cornerstone Funeral Home is honored to be caring for the Shafer family and words of comfort may be shared at Cornerstone Funeral Home 1052 South First Street, Nashville, NC 27856.

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Cornerstone Funeral Home and Cremations
1052 South First Street
Nashville, NC 27856
(252) 459-0001
Published in Carroll County Times on Jan. 29, 2016
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