Henrietta Searcy Shi

03/10/2013 12:00 AM

03/10/2013 1:28 AM

Henrietta Searcy Shi, 98, of Cary, NC died Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Woodland Terrace in Cary, NC.

She was born February 13, 1915 in Bolingbroke, GA to Mary Ellen Hill Searcy and Henry Walton Searcy. She was a graduate of Bessie Tift College in Forsyth, GA. Mrs. Shi was a member of First United Methodist Church in Gastonia, NC where she once taught Sunday school and was Vice President of U.M.W. Throughout her life she was involved in many organizations, including Daughters of the American Revolution, Town and Country Garden Club, and several bridge clubs. She also enjoyed serving as a Den Mother in Scouts and was a superb cook.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Robert Shi Jr.; daughter, Mary Ellen Shi Cain and son, Samuel Robert Shi III.

She is survived by her daughter, Henrietta Shi Hamilton of Ft. Pierce, FL; daughter-in-law, Patsy Hammet Shi of Cary, NC; son-in-law, John Walter Cain Jr. of Matthews, NC; 8 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Gaston Memorial Park, 1200 S. New Hope Road, Gastonia, NC 28054.

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