Mary Evelyn Hill Shultz “Pood”

Published 4:33 pm Monday, November 25, 2019

Mary Evelyn Hill Shultz “Pood,” 73, of Lenoir City, Tenn., passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019, after a three year battle with cancer. Mary was born in Banner Elk, N.C., on November 6, 1946 to the late Retta Collins Hill and Dana Hill. Mary was predeceased by her two brothers, Herman Hill and Bill Hill; sister, Sallie Hill Pierce; two half sisters, Mildred Hill and Ivory Lewis; and nephew, Robert Neil Moody.
Mary grew up in Hampton, Tenn., and graduated from Hampton High School. She married her husband, W.H. Shultz Jr. “Bill,” on October 6, 1966. They had recently celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. Mary lived in Elizabethton, Tenn., with her husband and children for over 25 years. During that time she worked at East Tennessee Undergarment. In 1990, Mary and Bill moved to Lenoir City, Tenn., where she took a job with TRW Koyo in Vonore, Tenn. She worked there until her retirement in 1995.
Mary’s retirement years were spent loving on her family. She was a wonderful cook, loved vacations on the sandy Gulf Coast beaches and enjoyed every moment she could with her husband, children and grandchildren. Their activities and being “mamaw” gave her so much pride and joy. She was a selfless woman who never met a stranger and loved doing things for others.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband Bill; her daughter, Cynthia Shultz Noles (Bruce); her son, W.H. Shultz III “Billy”; and grandchildren, Victoria Anne Noles, William Taylor Shultz and Madison Bailey Shultz, all of Lenoir City, Tenn. She is also survived by a brother, John Hill (Frieda), and two sisters, Jane Lyons and Susie Moody (Bob). She is also blessed by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins left to remember her.
Receiving of family and friends will be held from 1 until 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, at Tetrick Funeral Home in Elizabethton, Tenn. Following receiving of family and friends, the funeral service will be conducted by Dr. Alan King at 2 p.m. The graveside service and internment will follow immediately at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends in attendance. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Daniel Ibach and Amy Neil of Tennessee Cancer Specialists. Their care and compassion throughout her cancer treatment enabled her to have a better quality of life and extended time to be with her beloved family. In lieu of flowers, the family would suggest donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38102. Even as she experienced her own cancer journey, Mary was always worrying about young people and babies dealing with cancer. She knew the struggles she had faced in treatment and prayed for cures so that no babies would endure what she had. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website,
Mary and her family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.

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