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Shelia Henson Thrush

January 5, 1957 — November 30, 2023


Shelia Henson Thrush

Shelia Henson Thrush, 66, passed away peacefully on November 30, 2023, at her residence. Born on January 5, 1957, in Haywood County, she was a beloved wife, a devoted mother and grandmother.

Shelia's career spanned over 19 years as a Quality Inspector for Blue Ridge Metals. Her dedication and attention to detail were evident in everything she did. She took great pride in work and consistently delivered excellent results.  Beyond her professional achievements, Shelia was known for her selflessness and putting others before herself.  She had a heart of gold and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Shelia's hardworking nature was an inspiration to those around her, and her positive attitude illuminated every room she entered.

In her leisure time, Shelia found joy in the simple pleasures of life. She had a deep affection for animals, particularly her three cats: Grace, Auntie Mae, and Bella. One could often find her snuggled up with them, providing comfort and love. Shelia also enjoyed the art of canning beans, preserving the flavors of summer to savor during the colder months. Her trips to the beach brought tranquility to her soul while scenic car rides through the mountains offered breathtaking views that filled her heart.  Family meant everything to Shelia. She had an unwavering devotion to her grandchildren and family members who brought immeasurable happiness into her life. Sunday dinners were cherished occasions where laughter echoed through the halls as loved ones gathered around the table sharing stories and creating memories.

Shelia is survived by her beloved husband of 20 years, Charles Thrush of Leicester; her daughter Amy Lynn Inman, and her husband, Sean Brooks, of South Carolina; her sister, Deborah Hannah of Canton; and three grandchildren: Trevor and Taylor Inman and Zane Brooks. She was predeceased by her parents, Loy "Junebug" and Mirth Reinhardt Henson; and her sister, Sherry Henson.

Services for Shelia will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 8, 2023 at Wells Funeral Home of Canton.

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Memorial Service

Friday, December 8, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Wells Funeral Home - Canton

3715 Asheville Highway, Canton, NC 28716

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