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Ethel Carlisle Taylor Shealy

September 7, 1925 - July 9, 2022

Ethel Carlisle Taylor Shealy, age 96, of Enfield, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at her home in Enfield.

She was born on September 7, 1925 to the late George and Bertha Carlisle in Edgecombe County, NC. Ethel enjoyed helping others, especially first responders. She was always baking for people and visiting shut-ins with Meals on Wheels. Ethel was a member of Enfield United Methodist Church. She loved her family greatly and will be deeply missed.

Ethel was preceded in death by her father, George Newsome Carlisle; her mother, Bertha Gertrude Carlisle; her first husband, Jesse O. Taylor; her second husband, Erby Ray Shealy; and her sisters, Annie Margaret Harrington and Minnie Lee Cooke.

Ethel is survived by her daughter, Darnell T. Keeter and husband Buck of Enfield; her son, Darrell Taylor and wife Wendy of Ringgold, GA; six grandsons, David Keeter and wife Karen, Jesse Keeter and special friend Michelle, Jason Keeter and wife Jessica, Darrell Taylor, Jr. and wife Nicole, Robbie Lewis and wife Lindsey, Shawn Lewis and wife Victoria; fourteen great-grandchildren, Zachery, Trey, Taylor, Landon, Kathryn, Claire, Jocelyn, Violet, Zola, Loki, James, Bishop, Val, and Kyler; her brother, George Carlisle of Princeton; her sister, Bertha Dozier and husband Clifton of Dunn; her step-daughter, Brenda Shealy of Columbia, SC; special caregiver, Fran Haines; additional caregivers, Louise Dickens and Kristen Harlin; and many special extended family and friends.

A celebration of life graveside service will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Elmwood Cemetery in Enfield, with Rev. Stephen Bradley officiating. The family will visit with friends after the service at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made directly to Enfield United Methodist Church, 209 Whitfield Street, Enfield, NC 27823 or online by clicking here; or directly to Enfield Fire Department, 12719 NC Highway 481, Enfield, NC 27823 or online by clicking here.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Letchworth Chapel in Scotland Neck is handling the arrangements for the Shealy family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Time: 1:00 pm


Elmwood Cemetery

Justice Branch Road
Enfield, NC 27823

The family will receive friends after the service at the cemetery.

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