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Cordelia Burris

December 11, 1944 — September 18, 2022

Cordelia “Delee” Jane Reynolds Burris, age 77 of Shelby, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 18, 2022.

She is survived by her two daughters, Sherri Ellis (Tim) of Shelby, NC, and Kimberly Tedder (Richard) of Shelby, NC, six grandchildren, Matthew Ellis, Cara Lancaster, Daniel Tedder, Katherine Tedder, Sarah Tedder, and Julia Tedder, a great granddaughter, Reese Lancaster, a brother, Dale Reynolds (Jane) of Shelby, NC, a sister, Phyllis Cooper (Gary) of Charlotte, NC, a sister-in-law, Dorothy Reynolds of Polkville, NC, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Born December 11, 1944, in Cleveland County, NC, Delee was the daughter of the late Lawrence David Reynolds, Jr. and Mildred Hamrick Reynolds and was preceded in death by her loving husband, Reece M. Burris, two brothers and a sister-in-law, Alan Reynolds (Barbara) and Lyle Reynolds.

Delee was a beloved mother, grandmother, and sister.  She loved traveling, golfing, and spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren.  Delee had a contagious smile and a welcoming presence that was enjoyed by all that she knew and loved.  Delee will be dearly missed by those that knew and loved her, but they will cherish the memories they shared.

The family will be holding a private service.

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