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Sheila Horrell Groves, 54, organ donor recipient who assisted others in need

Sheila Horrell Groves
Sheila Horrell Groves

CASTLE HAYNE — Sheila Horrell Groves, 54, was called home by our Lord and Savior Monday, June 3, 2019. Sheila attended Fellowship Baptist Church.

Sheila was born Feb. 5, 1965, in Wilmington to Jimmy and Sandra Horrell.

Sheila was married to Darrell Groves of Castle Hayne for 32 years. The devotion and love that Darrell and Sheila shared was an example of true love to all who knew them.

Sheila was a graduate of Wilmington Christian Academy in 1983 and worked 19 years for Pearls Seafood. She later worked at J.C. Penney and often talked about the friendships she had made there.

For those who knew Sheila, knew that she was an individual who touched many lives. Sheila was an organ donor recipient and always had a desire to give back. Those in need never went without because of Sheila’s heart for others. Whether it was donating to hospitals or individuals, if there was a need, Sheila made sure it was taken care of.

Preceding her in death was her goddaughter, Annie Morgan McLeod; and brother-in-law, Wayne Lowery.

Surviving in addition to her loving husband, Darrell, and parents, Jimmy and Sandra Horrell, are her sister, Barbara (Wayne) of Winnabow; brother, Jimmy (Sharon) of Watha; sister, Joyce (Stephen) of Raleigh; dearest friends, Karon and Bill McLeod of Wilmington; 15 loved nieces and nephews; and five great-nieces and great-nephews.

Words alone cannot describe the loss our hearts feel, but knowing that Sheila is fully healed and in the presence of Jesus gives comfort to all who miss her.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, June 9, at Andrews Market Street Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 10, at Fellowship Baptist Church with Pastor Arnold Griffin officiating. Interment will follow in Oleander Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Share online condolences with the family at Andrews Mortuary & Crematory.

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