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Bobbie Miriam Shade

Posted on April 14, 2021


March 24, 1933 — April 4, 2021

ROLESVILLE — Bobbie Miriam Shade, 88, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2020, at her home.

She was born March 24, 1933, in Atlanta, Georgia, to the late Roy W. and Evelyn Whitten Reaves. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Leslie N. Shade Jr.

Funeral Mass was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church in Wake Forest. Social distancing is appreciated and face coverings are required. Burial followed in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens in Wake Forest.

She worked tirelessly at various jobs throughout her life and finally retired after working for 20 years at Kohl’s. She was a loyal and devoted friend to the birds, deer, squirrels and stray cats that found their way to her door. She fed them, gave the cats a warm and safe place to sleep, and earned the trust of the deer through years of patient and constant caretaking. She supported various animal charities and was devoted to helping to improve the lives of all animals. She loved to travel and had traveled to many countries with her aunt Betty. She loved to read; her favorites were John Grisham novels. She liked to go out to dinner and became a regular at several neighborhood restaurants in Roswell, Georgia, where they greeted her by name and made a fuss over her at every meal. Each Christmas she remembered everyone with a thoughtful gift. She lived in Roswell, Georgia, for more than 20 years, then moved to Rolesville in 2017 to be with her daughter, Cindy.

She is survived by daughter, Cynthia M. Shade of Rolesville; son, Leslie N. Shade III and wife, Debbie, of Marco Island, Florida; daughter, Sharon A. Shade of Greeneville, Tennessee; brother, Roy W. Reaves and wife, Meryl, of Atlanta, Georgia; four grandchildren, Michelle Shade Timmons and husband, Rob, of Sandy Springs, Georgia, Lindsay Shade of Noblesville, Indiana, Kathleen Shade of Dunwoody, Georgia, and Leslie Neal Shade IV and wife, Sarah, of Greenville, South Carolina; and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mia’s Mafia, 205 S. Academy St., No. 3724, Cary, NC 27519-3724. This is a 501(c)(3) organization that helps lessen the population and suffering of animals and helps cover the costs of caring for animals in need.

Arrangements are by Bright Funeral Home.

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