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Nancy Degree Sloan

Nancy Degree Sloan, 91, of Shelby, NC passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020 at Peak Resources in Gastonia, NC.

She was born in Cleveland County, NC on March 6, 1929 to the late Paul Degree, Sr. and May Bell Degree Woods.

Mrs. Sloan was a longtime member of Hopewell Baptist Church where she formerly sang on the Hymn Choir. She enjoyed quilting and growing flowers. She will be remembered for her stern but kind-hearted disposition and her love for her children and grandchildren and concern for other people.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Lee Sloan; a son, Micheal Lee Sloan; brothers, Paul Degree, Jr., R.V. Degree, Theodore Degree, Virgil Lee Degree and Roscoe "Bill" Degree and two sisters, Rosetta Charles and Tishia Mae Degree.

Left to cherish her memory are her four children, Joeann Sloan of Gastonia, NC, Kathy Sloan, Daniel Ray Sloan (Lynda) and Sammy Lee Sloan all of Shelby; one sister, Josephine Degree of Lawndale, NC; a sister-in-law, Katherine Sloan of Detroit, MI; twelve grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; close and special friend, Elease Hamilton and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Due to recent coronavirus state guidelines limiting the size of gatherings, the service for Mrs. Sloan will be private. She may be viewed on Friday, May 22, 2020, at Hopewell Baptist Church from 10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon. Please wear mask. Burial will take place at church cemetery. The family will be meeting at 1750 New Prospect Church Road Shelby. Condolences can be expressed online at www.enloemortuary.com. Enloe Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

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