Shelby Camille (Gordon) Flippin

June 24, 1937 ~ December 11, 2021 (age 84)


Shelby Camille Gordon Flippin, 84, of Pilot Mountain, passed away December 11, 2021, at Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home. Born June 24, 1937, she was the only child of Early “Raymond” and Etta Bradley Gordon. She attended UNCG Women’s College and went on to become an executive secretary for R.J Reynolds, for over thirty years. During this time, she married Arthur “Kenneth” Flippin. During their marriage of sixty-four years, they had three children and was the strong matriarch of the family. She was an avid sports fan and loved to travel. Spending time with her family was a priority. Her doctors often called her “tough” and spoke of what a “fireball” she was.

Left behind to cherish these and so many more memories, are her husband, Arthur “Kenneth” Flippin; her daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl Flippin (Charles Allen) Britton, Amelia F. (Tracy Ray) Marion; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin Gordon (Jennifer Williams) Flippin; eight grandchildren, Jessica (Jordan) Ledwell, Eric (Kayla) Johnson, Melissa Danielle Johnson, Madison Elaine Britton, Aftan (Steven) Brown, Meagan Leigh Fulton, Caleb William Flippin, Jonah Gordon Flippin; five great-grandchildren, Lochlan Kirk Ledwell, Asher Lee Ledwell, Allen Tate Johnson, Jase Tiberius Johnson; and Shelby Louise Brown. She was preceded in death by her parents.

A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at 12:00 PM at Cox-Needham Funeral Chapel. Family will receive friends from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, just prior to the service. Dale Riddle will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Pilot Mountain City Cemetery.

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Funeral Service
December 15, 2021

12:00 PM
Cox - Needham Funeral Chapel

December 15, 2021

1:30 PM
Pilot Mountain City Cemetery
824 W. Main Street
Pilot Mountain, North Carolina 27041

December 15, 2021

11:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Cox - Needham Funeral Chapel

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