Warsaw - Shelva Jean Hughes Houston, 80, of Warsaw peacefully went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 surrounded by family at Lower Cape Fear Life Care in Wilmington.
Shelva was beloved mother to her four daughters; Kim, Kelly, Kay, and Kathy. She was a loving "Nanny" to her grandchildren; Derek, Mitchell, Christopher, Jimmy, Cole and Bailie Ann and great-grandchildren: Ava, Mila and Evie.
Shelva was daughter to the late Clarence Hughes and Annie Lou Bass Hughes of Clinton, NC. Shelva graduated from Union High School where she loved playing basketball. Shelva loved the Lord and was a faithful member of Johnson Baptist Church of Warsaw where she sang in the choir. Retiring early as a receptionist in the healthcare industry, she devoted the later part of her life to her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and grand furbabies. She also endjoyed traveling with her husband, Johnny across the US and taking trips with her daughter, Kelly.
Shelva was preceded in death by her husband John "Johnny" Marvin Houston, Jr. siblings; Ruby Davis, Edna Yancey, and Jimmy Hughes.
Survivors are daughters; Kim Moore of Warsaw; Kelly Houston of Wilmington; Kay Williams and husband, Wayne of Seven Springs, Kathy Daughtry and husband, Mark of Clinton; her grandchildren, Derek Cooper, Mitchell Cooper, Christopher Cooper, Jimmy Johnson, Cole King and Bailie Ann Warren and Jose; great-grandchildren, Ava Chavez, Mila Dominguez and Evie Dominguez; brother J. C. Hughes and wife, Jean and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at 1:00pm Friday at Johnson Baptist Church followed by the funeral service at 2:00pm at the Church. Burial will follow the service at Golden Grove Cemetery in Kenansville.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Lifecare Center, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.