Patricia Carmelita Shell Pursell

Patricia Carmelita Shell Pursell


Patricia Carmelita Shell Pursell

May 19, 2017

Date of Service: May 21, 2017

Interment Location: Garden of Gethsemane


Patricia Carmelita Shell Pursell, age 83, of Jefferson City, formerly of Elizabethton, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, May 19, 2017 from the Sevierville Health and Rehab Center. Patricia was born in Avery County, North Carolina on January 2, 1934 to the late Oscar K. Shell, Sr. and Maruja Perry Shell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend John Wilbur Pursell; a sister, Barbara Woods; and a brother, Oscar K. Shell, Jr.

Patricia was a former court reporter and housewife. She was of the Methodist faith.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Larry Lumsdem, of NC; one brother, Jon Shell and wife Sheila, of Gatlinburg, TN; two sisters, Joan Moore, of Knoxville, TN and Gwen Read, Melbourne, FL. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

A graveside service to honor the life of Patricia Parmelita Shell Pursell will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Reverend Gary Whitehead, officiating. Bagpipes will be played by Mr. Jon Shell, nephew. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:45 PM on Sunday.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors and staff of Sevierville Health and Rehab Center and to Shirley Herring and Betty Jo Allen, for the love and care shown to Patricia during her illness.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting and signing the guestbook or by fax 423-542-9499. Tetrick Funeral Home is serving the Pursell family. Office: 423-542-2232, Obituary line 423-543-4917.

Happy Valley Memorial Park