Never was there a kinder or sweeter woman than the one we lost on Monday, August 1st; Shelby Jean Eggers slipped away from this earth at the ripe age of 81. She was born May 26, 1941, in Watauga County to the late Laurel and Calvin Watson.
Shelby Jean Watson Eggers was married to her late husband, Shelby Dean Eggers, for 62 wonderful years in which they built a beautiful life full of love and family. She is survived by five children whom she beloved wholly, Steve, Charles, Lilly, Kenneth, and Gary, their wonderful spouses Sharon, Lori, Chuck, Leslie, and Marla, and an abundance of grandchildren and even, great-grandchildren. However, Shelby gave so much love to everyone that there is a list too long to detail of those that are grieving her loss.
Shelby lived for her family, not to say that she didn't have her work, which she retired after decades of dedicated service, or her hobbies of murder mysteries, scary movies, or a good episode of Judge Judy. But for her, life was about those she loved, and she loved everyone and them her. Shelby would spoil her family and dote on them constantly but that was not all that we loved about her. We loved her big heart, kindness, generosity, and genuine caring for others.
After the passing of her husband, Shelb, she moved to Elkin with her son, Gary, and his wife Marla where she was surrounded by love and family daily. When packing she asked for just one thing, her most precious item; a box full of cards, drawings, and the likes collected over years and years. In that box was a note written by her granddaughter that helps to sum her up:
Dear Grandma, your smile makes my day shine. Your personality sparkles in the light. You're so full of fun and love. You're also so much more.
We all can agree to that, and so much more…
We may not have been ready for her to leave but she was. Shelby said she wanted to go home to be with her husband whom she missed every day since his passing. And she believed, just knew he was waiting for her, ready to dance, just like from their wedding song, "I will dance with you forever, I will take your pain away." Now they are reunited, her pain is gone, and for that alone, we can rejoice.
Mrs. Shelby Jean Eggers will always be loved, forever missed, and never, ever forgotten.
To say your goodbyes to Shelby join her family Monday, August 8th. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Mountain Dale Baptist Church with the service to begin at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in the Millsaps Cemetery.
Online condolences may be shared with the Eggers family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Eggers family.