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In Memory of

Kristie Shell

March 17, 1972 - May 16, 2017

Obituary


Kristie Hope Shell was born March 17, 1972 in Lafayette, Indiana to James Shell of New Tazewell, TN and the late Patsy Shell of New Tazewell, TN. After receiving a diagnosis of Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer on June 25, 2016, at the young age of just 44, Kristies daily fight then began but in the comfort of her home on Tuesday May 16, 2017 at 3:07am while surrounded by family and close friends that fight ended but a much greater gift of eternal life with our lord and savior Jesus Christ was given. Kristie professed...

Kristie Hope Shell was born March 17, 1972 in Lafayette, Indiana to James Shell of New Tazewell, TN and the late Patsy Shell of New Tazewell, TN. After receiving a diagnosis of Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer on June 25, 2016, at the young age of just 44, Kristies daily fight then began but in the comfort of her home on Tuesday May 16, 2017 at 3:07am while surrounded by family and close friends that fight ended but a much greater gift of eternal life with our lord and savior Jesus Christ was given. Kristie professed her life to Christ at an early age and later in life became a member of Raven Hill Baptist Church were she continued to worship until her last days. Anyone that ever meet Kristie loved her just as she did everyone. Never was there a time, even while fighting this fight, would you encounter a more kind, loving, and positive person with a continuous sparkle in their eye and a smile so bright that it could light up a dark nights sky. The things Kristie enjoyed most in life were just the simple things, from holiday cookouts, to egg hunts on Easter, yearly fireworks on the 4th of July, sitting around the living room just listening to music, she also baked a birthday cake for each family member every year. Kristie was also a fan of being outdoors with her friends and family, spending several weeks during each summer on the beach no matter the location, sometimes staying in a high rise condominium in Florida to camping at Pirateland Family Camp Grounds in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to enjoying the lush tropics of Hawaii. Even though Kristie was a graduate of The University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology her true passion in life was being a mother, she found that love and dedication many years before actually having her own child. This passion was made clear almost 18 years ago when her mother Patsy Shell lost her battle to breast cancer in November 1999 and Kristie began caring for her younger brother Charlie, who was 10 at the time, but the love and devotion didn't stop there, the birth of Valoree Rouse in October 1999, Carlie Butler in February 2000, and Alex Cooper in April 2006 made Kristie an outstanding mother of 4 before she gave birth to her own son Karson Patrick Turner on August 12, 2013, which was by far her greatest accomplishment and driving force of fight against her cancer diagnosis. Kristie was proceeded in death by
Mother: Patsy Shell of New Tazewell, TN; Grandparents: Charlie and Minnie Shell of New Tazewell, TN
Great Grandparents: Rev. Lee and Vallie Asberry of Tazewell, TN; Aunt: Carolyn Hayes of Tazewell, TN
Aunt and Uncle: Gladys and Lester Asberry of Tazewell TN
Kristie is survived by: Fiancé: Greg Turner of Tazewell, TN and his son Christian Turner of Tazewell, TN
Son, her reason for living: Karson Patrick Turner of Tazewell, TN
Father: James Shell of New Tazewell, TN
Brothers: James Shell, Jr. and Charlie Shell of Tazewell, TN and Colson Shell of New Tazewell, TN
Grandparents: Douglas and Elva Lee Young of Tazewell, TN
Niece: Karley Shell of New Tazewell, TN
Aunt: Misty Cooper (Jeffery) of Tazewell, TN
Charlsie Porter (Ronnie) of Harrogate, TN
Cousins: Tammy Dodson of New Tazewell, TN, Janie Carstedt of Ewing, VA, Monica Massingill of Harrogate, TN, Alex Cooper of Tazewell, TN, Joseph and Valoree Rouse of Tazewell, TN, Lindsay and Jalynn Brooks of New Tazewell, TN, Jason, Jaylee, Kinsley, Jaxson, and Jayton Hayes of Tazewell, TN and Kadeen Hayes of Lafollette, TN
Special Friend: Aftan Noe of Tazewell, TN
And a host of other special friends and relatives.
The family of Kristie Shell would like to extend their thanks to Stanifer Drugs, SunCrest Home Health and Hospice, Raven Hill Baptist Church, and Tina Lester.
The family will receive friends from 4 until 9 P.M. Thursday May 18, 2017 at Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell. Funeral service 1:00 P.M. Friday May 19, 2017 in the Coffey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in the Irish Memorial Garden.
Minister: Rev. Johnny Meyers and Rev. Waylon Meyers
Singers: David & Juanita Honeycutt
Pallbearers: Jay Rutherford, Dustin Smith, Eli Turner, Christian Turner, Susan Campbell, Linda Jeffers, Stacy Rickett, Carrey Hedrick
Honorary Pallbearers: Wayne Ray, Luke Baltrip, Jason Carstedt, Jonathan Carstedt, Seth Massengill and Dave Morris. Coffey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.