Shelby Jean Cox Decker

Shelby Jean Cox Decker

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Shelby Jean Cox Decker, 78, of Lexington, passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Brookestone Retirement Center in Lexington, NC.

She was born on October 17, 1938 in Port Jervis, NY. In her spare time, she enjoyed knitting, crocheting, crafts, and playing bingo. She also enjoyed watching stock car racing and traveling. She loved taking her grandchildren to her favorite place, Disney World. Family meant the most to Shelby, and she always put them first throughout her life. She will be greatly missed by them.

Shelby is survived by her 4 children, Myrna Moeller (Allen) of Mount Ulla, NC; Donald Decker (Susan) of Middletown, NY; Darrell Decker (Brenda) of Westbrookville, NY; Luana Scott (David) of Mooresville, NC; grandchildren, Heather Ackley (Bill), Shawn Decker (Kristen), Brian Moeller (Jessica), Matthew Moeller, Erika Decker (fiance’ Brandon Bucksbee), Jesse Decker, Nicholas Scott (Zach McDonald), Brandon Scott; great-grandchildren, Emma Ackley, Tyler Ackley, Lila Moeller, Brielle Bucksbee, Trevor Moeller; brother, Roger Costic (Diedre) of Salisbury, NC; and several nieces and nephews.

Shelby was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton E. Decker Jr.; mother, Helen Padgett Costic; step-father, Jesse Costic; and sister, Myrna Bates.

A memorial service will be held at 11am on Monday, April 24, 2017 at Freedom Baptist Church, 214 Hillcrest Ct. Lexington, NC 27292.

There will also be a service held in Cuddebackville, NY, at a later date with Shelby’s final resting place being at Rural Valley Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Brookstone Retirement Center, 2968 Old Salisbury Rd. Lexington, NC 27295, or to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292.

The family would like give a special thanks to the staff of Brookstone Retirement Center in Lexington and Hospice of Davidson County for all their love and support. 

Carolina Cremation is assisting the Decker family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.


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  1. Carol Struble says:

    So sorry to read of Shelby’s passing, she was a pure heart, good neighbor, great Mom & friend. My condolences to her family. RIP dear Shelby.

  2. Carole E. (Eyth) Mudrick says:

    Myrna, Donald, Darrell and Luana and families, my deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. I remember the many wonderful times we had together with your father. I first met her before she was married and your father introduced me at a carnival here in Port Jervis. That was WAY back in the 50 s. Also I was there when she was in labor with Donald . Would love to connect with you all when you have the service up here.
    Rest in Peace, Shelby. She is with the love of her life, Clayton.