Maxie Louise Glazener Shannonhouse, 94, of Tuscarora Avenue, Elizabeth City, died Friday, November 22, 2013 in Albemarle Hospital. The youngest child of George Tully Glazener and Lena Frances Sparks Glazener, she was born October 7, 1919 in Transylvania County, NC. Her family moved to Chase City, VA when she was a young child, and she grew up happily on the family farm there. After high school graduation she entered Johnston-Willis School of Nursing in Richmond, VA, receiving an RN certification and taking some higher level special classes in pediatric nursing. She married Archie M. Shannonhouse on October 30, 1948, and moved to Elizabeth City, where she continued nursing duties at Albemarle Hospital. She worked on the 4th floor at the “new” hospital, then took training for ICU when it was first started there. She was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church, the Proverbs Sunday School Class, United Methodist Women and Circle #2.
Maxie was predeceased by her parents, and also by her beloved husband of 40 years, Archie, who died in 1989. She is survived by five children: Frances Shannonhouse of Elizabeth City; Faye S. Berry and husband, Maurice, of Weeksville; Ann S. Godfrey and husband, Allen, of Camden; Archie M. “Art” Shannonhouse, Jr. of Rocky Mount; and Janet S. Perry and husband, Tom, of Sunbury. She has eight grandchildren: Dr. Meredith Berry and husband Dr. Brian Chorley of Raleigh; Tristan B. Laundon and husband Dr. Russell Laundon of Durham; Shannon Hayden and husband, Jeremy, of Weeksville; Brandon Shannonhouse and Justin Shannonhouse, both of Raleigh; Nicholas Wilson of Pope Air Force Base in Fayetteville; Micah Godfrey of Camden; and Melissa Wilson of Elizabeth City. Maxie’s youngest treasures are her four great-grandchildren: Evan and Shane Chorley, Daniel Wilson and Emory Laundon.
Funeral services will be held Monday, November 25, 2013 at 3:00 pm at Riverside United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Julia Webb-Bowden officiating. Burial will follow at West Lawn Cemetery, Elizabeth City. The family will receive visitors Sunday, November 24, 4:00 – 5:00 pm at the funeral home, and all other times at the home of Faye and Maurice Berry, 1157 Double Bridge Road, Elizabeth City. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Riverside UMC Building Fund, 1400 Edgewood Drive, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Shannonhouse family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences