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Marcella B. Shockley

January 19, 1954 — June 5, 2022

Sneedville, Tennessee

Mrs. Marcella B. Shockley, age 68, was called out to meet her Creator on June 5, 2022 at her home in Sneedville, TN


Marcella was an active member of Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Church and held special adoration for the children in her Sunday School class. She retired from the Hancock County Highway Department.


She lived a life of service to others, and served as a pillar of strength, faith, and love to all those that crossed her path.


She is preceded in death by her parents: JH and Stella Burke, of Sneedville, TN; grandparents; Hubert and Voida Johnson, Harrison and Bobbie Burke, all of Sneedville, TN.


Marcella is survived by her husband of 46 years, Henry C. Shockley, of Sneedville, TN; daughter and

son-in-law, Beverley and Al Light, of Strawberry Plains, TN; brothers and sisters-in-law: Maynard and Debbie Burke, of Bristol, TN; Laymon and Sheri Burke, of Sneedville, TN. She had a host of nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones.


Marcella held a special place in her heart for: Amanda, Noah and Jonah Helton, Mary Painter, Lucy Woodruff, Matthew Wallen, Diane Hopkins and Lucille Smith, and many church friends.



The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 8, 2022, from 6PM until 9PM in the Claiborne ~ Overholt Funeral Home Chapel.


Funeral Services will be conducted at the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at 2PM with the Rev. Frank Bolden and Rev. Clifton Wilmoth officiating. Music will be provided by Brenda Reed Bolden and Benji Bolden


Burial will follow in the Cook Cemetery


In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to the Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Church.



~ Claiborne~Overholt Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family ~

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