Shelby Jean Reece Hyder
2nd Timothy 4: 7-8: “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
“Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”
Shelby Jean Reece Hyder, 78, Elizabethton, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at Johnson City Medical Center. She was born January 28, 1942 in Johnson City to the late Hubert K. and Florence Gouge Reece.
Shelby was a 1959 graduate of Unicoi County High School and attended East Tennessee State University. She was a Chief Accountant at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
Shelby was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church and the Gleanors Sunday School Class. She was also a member of the church choir. Shelby was the church accountant for a number of years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Haskiel “Hack” Hyder, and an infant sister, Roberta Reece.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Sherry Hyder and Greg and Tina Hyder; grandsons, Trevor and Kala Hyder and Drew Hyder and special friend Lauren, all of Elizabethton; her great-granddaughters, Natalie and Meredith Hyder; her step-grandchildren, Faith Stewart and Gabe Reece; her step-great-grandchild, Ezra; her sister, Sandra Harris and husband Donnie; her nephew, Loren Harris and wife Cindy; her great-niece and nephew, Camern (Victoria) and Asher Harris and Kenidy Harris; her special friends, Louise Hyder, Judy Richardson, Carol Blevins and Lois Myers; and her church family.
A service to celebrate the life of Shelby Hyder will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 19, at Oak Street Baptist Church with Dr. Chris Shumate and Rev. Bruce Hendrich officiating. Music will be provided by Loren Harris and Chris and Michelle Shumate. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, November 20, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family. In lieu of flowers, for those who prefer, memorials may be made to We Love Our Church, % Oak Street Baptist Church, 804 Oak Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to the staff of ICU 2600 Wing, Johnson City Medical Center, and the staff of Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Dr. Jonathan Bremer, Dr. Shobha, Dr. Chakraborty and staff of the Cancer Center. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Friends may register their presence at the funeral home from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday. The family will also receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Oak Street Baptist Church. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. The service will be livestreamed on the Oak Street Baptist Facebook page. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website, www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Hyder family.