Let the memory of Lucia be with us forever
  • 82 years old
  • Born on October 14, 1928 .
  • Passed away on September 26, 2011 .

Lucia Elliott Shearin, 82, a longtime resident of Creedmoor passed away on September 26th at Pettigrew Rehabilitation Center after battling cancer.

Born to Zebulon Vance and Lonie Wilkinson Elliott, Lucia was raised in the community north of Oxford named Mountain Creek. She attended Oak Hill High School and East Carolina Teacher’s College. She taught school in Rocky Ridge, Rockingham County, East Wake County and lastly in Granville County.  Lucia never knew or was destined to be anything but a teacher and taught families of several generations.  Her greatest appreciation was for high school biology.

Lucia is survived by her husband of 53 years, John Bryant Shearin and three children, John Bryant, Jr. (Lisa) of Winston-Salem, Nancy Hunike (Mike) of Oxford and Debra Thomas (James) of Bahama.  She relished her seven grandchildren, Benjamin, Joey, Jared, Brandon, Matthew, Jack and Ava.

Lucia was predeceased by all her brothers, William (Buck), Wilkerson (Wilkie) and Zebulon (Zeb) as well as sisters Addie Francis and Ruth.  Surviving sisters are Zora Isabelle (Fla), Marguerite West of Oxford and Maxine Ball of Oxford.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 29th at 11:00 a.m. at Mountain Creek Baptist Church in Oxford with commitment of her ashes in the church cemetery.  There will be no viewing but the family will greet visitors one hour prior to the service at the church and at other times at the Shearin home in Creedmoor.

The family would like to thank so many people for their kindness, gifts of food, calls and visits.  First and foremost were her church family at Creedmoor First Baptist where she attended over 50 years and taught Sunday school.  She and John enjoyed the many trips and outings of the “Keenagers” and are very thankful for those Church members who enjoy making those events happen like Howard and Nancy Wynn.  Thanks to Dr. Scott Pruitt at Duke, Nancy Pickett, RN and Rob Holeman who tried to make her better and the many wonderful, compassionate staff at Pettigrew Rehab who cared for her daily in a gentle and loving way.


Flowers are welcome but more appreciated would be donations to First Baptist Church  in Creedmoor or Mountain Creek Baptist Church funds.  More importantly, your memorials could benefit the American Cancer Society as Lucia battled breast cancer and melanoma.

Posted by Kay Turner on October 14, 2012
Lucia chair sits empty. In our Sunday School Class. I will always miss her sweet smile and her never complaining about her problems.
Posted by Hugh Patrick Robertson on October 11, 2011
Our prayers are with each one of you. Mrs Sherin was a wonderful mother and friend. I have enjoy all my time with each family member and share in your sorrow. God Bless the Shearin Family. Best Regards, Patrick Robertson
Posted by Lisa Shearin on September 30, 2011
Thanks for Bryant!
Posted by Tammy Ayscue on September 29, 2011
Rest in peace Mrs. Shearin, and may God bless your wonderful family.
Love and prayers for each and every one of you.
Posted by Edith Peden on September 29, 2011
The memories abound about my aunt Lucia--never used "aunt," so it seems unnatural to use it. She took me to McDonald's in Durham (classical with arches) and took me on a picnic to the lake - just us. She could go through the whole family tree in 5 mins. I will miss her humor.
Posted by Kaye Thrasher on September 29, 2011
Nancy and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
Posted by Donna Jackson on September 28, 2011
Our thougths and prayers are with you all.
Posted by Rob Holeman on September 28, 2011
Hello Shearin Family, WE all know she is in heaven and no longer suffering! You could not have done better in taking care of her. You stood by her and fought the battle with her. God Bless you and comfort you. Rob Holeman

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