Stella Mae Tedder Brookshire age 99 of Hiddenite passed away on July 27, 2020. Born to the late William Thomas and Nancy Ludelia Campbell Tedder in Wilkes County. Stella was a charter member of Freedom Baptist Church in Hiddenite, she enjoyed quilting, crocheting, stringing beads, attending church, and was the operator of Hiddenite Yard Sale.
In addition to her parents, Stella was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-four years, Rev. James Nay Brookshire, brothers, John Edgar Tedder, Wade Tedder, sister, Ola Duvall, and granddaughter, Marsha Jo Estep.
Those left to celebrate the life and memories of Stella include: her children, Glenda Deal (Ted), Joyce Estep (F.C. Charles), Paul Brookshire (Wanda), eight grandchildren, Terry Deal (Renee), Barbara Chapman (Gary), Bryan Estep (Janet), Paula Curry (Scott), Crystal Fisher (Kevin), Angie Jansen(Tass), Brad Brookshire (Laura), Greg Brookshire, thirteen great-grandchildren, Josh Deal, Kala Cline,(Nathaniel), Jessica Eckard(Jeffrey), Justin Chapman (Emily), Matthew Estep, Makayla Bullard (Dillon), Nicholas Curry, Elizabeth Royall (Garrett), Haley Fisher, Vanessa Moose (Martin), Miranda Wiles (Jared), Jeb Brookshire, Faith Brookshire, five great-great-grandchildren, Adisyn Eckard, Trenton Eckard, Kenslie Chapman, Kallie Chapman, Cullen Cline. Special sisters-in-law, Dorcus Dyson (Lynn) and Rachel Shook (Wayne).
Mrs. Brookshire will Lie-in-State at Freedom Baptist Church on Thursday, July 30,2020 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am with her funeral service following at 11:00 am.
Interment will follow in the Freedom Baptist Church Cemetery. Stella’s grandchildren will serve as her pallbearers, Rev. Sam Vallini be officiating.
The quilt used in today’s service was cut, sewn and hand quilted by Stella in approximately 1990. The style of the quilt is called the “Love Band”.
The family ask to please follow COVID restrictions and practice social distancing.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
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