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Mrs. Dollie Ludwick Shaver would like you to know she is currently dancing in heaven with the love of her life, her late husband, Robert Shaver. Dollie was reunited with her husband of 58 years on Saturday, October 23rd, after being involved in a tragic accident. Dollie passed away doing what she loved and what she dedicated her entire life to, helping others.
Many of you likely know Dollie because you were served breakfast or lunch by her smiling face or you enjoyed one of her famous homemade hamburger buns or beautifully decorated cakes that she made while working at Bill’s Bakery in Salisbury. Dollie faithfully worked alongside her long-time friend, Mr. Bill Jacobs, at the bakery each day starting at 4 a.m. for over 10 years.
Everyone that knew and loved Dollie will remember her for her selfless acts of helping others. Dollie always found time to deliver a pot of chili or one of her famous coconut cakes to neighbors and friends or anyone that was sick or needed care. Each Saturday Dollie did the same thing, she spent her mornings going to Yard Sales and shopping for clothing at the Salvation Army, which she would donate to Rowan Helping Ministries each week.
Dollie’s second greatest passion was her beloved dogs – Little Girl, Peanut, Little Boy, and Maggie Mae. Dollie had a passion for animals and she treated them like family. After the passing of her late husband, she slept on the couch each night snuggled up with her dogs.
Dollie also had a love for the beach and spent many summers at Roger’s Bay Campground at Topsail Island where she enjoyed surf fishing and cooking for her friends. When Dollie wasn’t at the beach or helping others, she was spending time with her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Dollie was born on January 8, 1945, in Salisbury, North Carolina, to the late Paul Ludwick, father, and Bertha Shulenburger, mother. Dollie had 3 siblings, the late Frances Cline, sister, and brothers TW Ludwick and Tom Ludwick. Dollie spent 58 wonderful years of her life married to her true love, Robert Shaver, with whom she raised three beautiful daughters in Salisbury – Goldie Chapman (husband Jeff Chapman), Penny Shaver, and Linda Bowyer. Dollie has 2 grandchildren, Ashley Currin (husband Madison Currin) and Daniel Black (wife Ashley Black), and 5 great-grandchildren, Parker, Finley, Millie, Baker, and Grayson.
Friends and family are invited to attend the memorial service officiated by Rev. Billy Sechrist, on Wednesday, October 27th at 11 a.m. at West Park Baptist Church, 715 West Park Drive, Rockwell, NC 28138. Following the service, attendees are invited to enjoy lunch with the family at the church in the fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to West Park Baptist Church, 715 West Park Drive, Rockwell, NC 28138.
Carolina Cremation is honored to serve the Shaver family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.
Kim Sparger says
I love love love Dollie she was so giving and kind, I will never forget her vegetable soup she would bring when we would all go Christmas caroling( best vegetable soup ever) she knew I didn’t have any family down here, when I was in the hospital there was Dollie right beside me and years ago when I moved Robert and Dollie just showed up to help me. I could go on and on . Her loving and giving spirit are unmatched Love you Dollie so glad you are pain free ☝️????
Jolette Pace says
Goldie and family, we are so sad for the loss of your mother and grandmother. Ww s are re remembering each of you in our thoughts and prayers.
Lloyd and Jolette
Faye & Tony Currin says
Dollie was a very sweet and caring person. I always enjoyed chatting with her when we were in Salisbury. She will be missed.
Ralph Jett says
Goldie. Our love and prayers to your family. Your mom was a gift as we read her obit. Celebrating her life is her gift again to you.
Ralph and Sherry.
Sandy Hendrix says
I’m so sorry for the pain you are having to feel. Life is so hard to understand, but I do know that you are all loved, not only by people here on earth, but by a loving God that wanted your mom, meemaw, with Him. Our prayers are with you all!
Jill and Kevin McNeely says
Goldie, Ashley and all the family, my thoughts and prayers are with you as I rejoice with you knowing she is with the Lord. Continued prayers for your peace and healing. Hugs Jill and Kevin
Scott & Felicia Eagle says
So sorry to hear about Dollie. We are praying for peace and comfort during this time.
Jane Patterson says
Goldie…..so sorry for your momma’s passing. I didnt know her, but from the testament of others she has left a beautiful legacy. May God hold you near.????
Brenda Boltz says
I have so many memories of my aunt Dollie, she always had a smile on her face and would say (hello there) everytime she seen you. She helped so many people throughout the years, always taking food to someone that was sick. She would call my mom every morning just to check on her, and she took mom’s mail to her everyday. On and I do have to mention her fried apple pies, they were delicious. Dollie was a very special lady and will be greatly missed.
Jo and Lanny Fowler says
Goldie,Ashley,Penny and family members. Our deepest sympathy in the loss
Of your beloved Mother/Grandmother. May your memories be of great comfort to you.
Nancy Webster says
Sorry for your loss! She will be missed at Rogers Bay. She was always smiling and I will miss her contagious laugh. Prayers for your family for comfort in your time of grief.
Carolyn Cauble Brown says
Goldie, Penny, Linda & family, I’m very sorry to hear of Dollie’s passing. She was always a wonderful & kind lady to me & my dear parents Vernon & Evelyn Cauble. We all enjoyed knowing Dollie & Robert…they were wonderful caring neighbors to my parents. I will never forget Dollie’s excellent cooking & food. May all the good times & memories be of comfort to you. God Bless! Sending you my love.
Marsha West says
Linda, Penny & Goldie: I am SO sorry for the loss of Ms Dollie. I loved her so much. I really got to know her when you Linda had your accident and I was spending so much time with you and Ms Dollie. She was such a sweetheart and I know she will be missed. Heaven will be a better place with her in it. I can still hear her laugh and her cry. She was such a beautiful soul. I remember our talks on the trips to WS and our phone conversations. I can still hear her saying “If I run out of money “daddy” will bring me more”. She’d tell me “daddy” always refilled his wallet every time it got low. She said “daddy” looked after me. I remember her telling me the story about the green fishing boat out back and how it was the first boat they owned. Ms Dollie you will truly be missed. Prayers for comfort as only God can bring to your family! Hold our place cause we will see you again for sure. Rest in peace Ms Dollie knowing Linda is strong and she will be ok along with the rest of the girls.
Barb Walser says
Ms. Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how it hurts the heart to loose your momma. Sending prayers for You and your family. May God bless you and give you Grace. Love you my friend.