Shelby Jean Saunders McBane

Shelby Jean Saunders McBane, 87, of Snow Camp passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at her home.

A native of Caswell County, she was the loving wife of the late E. Paul McBane and the daughter of Millard Fillmore Saunders, Sr. and Lela Walker Saunders Wright, both deceased.

Shelby was a wonderful homemaker and loved raising her children, and later helping with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, her travels with the Eli Whitney Ruritan Club, reading and watching one of her favorite movies, “Gone with the Wind.” She was of the Quaker faith.

She is survived by her son, Steve McBane and his wife Cheryl; her daughter, Cathy McBane Marley and her husband Dwayne all of Snow Camp; three grandchildren, Tracy Cobb, Tori Daniel and her husband Wesley, Taylor Marley; ten great-grandchildren, Andrew, Sarah, Madison, Jacob, Tyler, Ada, Maddox, Emma Kate, Sally, Wells; one great-grandchild, Joey; and her sister, Mona Saunders Gunn and her husband Nelson; and her grand dog companion, Malakai which brought her so much joy.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Robert Saunders McBane; grandson, Christopher Michael McBane; three sisters, Sandra S. McKinney and her husband Donald, Brenda S. Strickland and her husband Franklin, Judith S. Moore and her husband Charles; and her brother, Millard Fillmore Saunders, Jr.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 5, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. at Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Graham. The service will follow at 2:30 in the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Graham. The family will have a private graveside following at Spring Friends Meeting House Cemetery.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to GENTIVA Hospice along with her granddaughter, Tracy Cobb, for the exceptional caregiving over the last several years with the assistance of her dear friend Carol Willard.

Memorials may be made to Gentiva Hospice, 2730 Tucker St. Suite 600, Burlington, NC 27215.