Sheila Morgan Campbell, 77, of Elizabethtown passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2023.
Proceeded in death by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. William Shannon Morgan of Red Springs and her husband, the late Walter Lawrence Campbell, Sheila is survived by her sister Elizabeth Shannon Dishaw and children; son William Seth Campbell, daughter Shaun Campbell Stripling, son-in law Robert Scott Stripling, two lovely granddaughters Ava Wade Stripling and Astrid Olin Stripling of Winston-Salem NC as well as her “furry” babies Khaki and Bodhi.
Sheila graduated from Campbell University with a BA degree in English then gained her MA degree in Media Science from East Carolina University. It was her passion for English, history and the Dewey Decimal System that led her to create the very first library for the Elizabethtown Primary School. She was later the librarian of Spaulding Monroe High School and finished her career at Harrells Christian Academy.
Sheila was a passionate collector of beautiful things and beautiful people. If you were lucky enough to know her in any capacity, she was able to make you feel singularly special. She often shared her immense creativity with the simple gesture and gift of hand-made earrings; Sheila had jewelry and style for every occasion. With a perpetual green thumb, she belonged to the Elizabethtown Foxglove Garden Club. She could grow a fern to the size of a golf cart and would not open up the lake house for the summer until the all pots were filled with geraniums and creeping jenny.
Like any good southern lady, her generous spirit manifested in the lost art of home-entertaining. With myriad wedding parties, bridal showers, engagement parties to her credit, she was equally ready to feed or decorate for any number of guests. But perhaps she was best known for her back-to-back marathon of her annual Christmas Eve party followed by a Christmas day pig-picking. She can rest easy knowing that she spread her love throughout the community.
Services will be held Saturday April 29th at 3:00pm at Mt. Horeb Presbyterian church, with graveside service immediately afterwards. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Sheila at her home afterward. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to an organization dear to her heart, The Boys and Girls Home of NC (https://boysandgirlshomes.org/donate.html) or with less affection but horribly important, The Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins. (https://www.packardcenter.org/donate/index.html)