Shirley Mae Cato

Wednesday, June 1, 1938 - Friday, September 25, 2020

A Blessing to Our Family

Photo of Shirley Mae Cato  - 1938-2020

Clyde- Shirley Mae Cato, age 82, a kind and wonderful lady who loved her family deeply, passed away Friday, September 25, 2020.

Shirley was born June 1, 1938 in Vero Beach, Florida to the late Avon Charles Cato and the late Iva Mae Hall Cato. She had resided in Palm Beach County, Florida before moving to Haywood County where she has made her home since 1972. Shirley was employed in the banking industry and was a faithful and dedicated employee of Haywood Savings which was located in Waynesville. Shirley was loved by everyone blessed to know her. She was truly an amazing grandmother and her nurturing love and care that she has given to each grandchild as they have grown up will never ever be forgotten. In her spare time, Shirley enjoyed playing computer games and solitaire was one of her favorites. Her faith was an important part of her life and she was a member of Calvary Road Baptist Church in Maggie Valley. We give thanks for Shirley’s life and what she has meant to all of her beloved her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister and four brothers.

Left to cherish her sweet memory are her son, Bobby Jordan and Becky of Eustis, Florida; her daughter, Julie Cody of Clyde; grandchildren, Doug Cody and Sarah of Clyde, Danielle Ruckman and Andrew of Mills River, and Anna Jordan of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida;  great-grandchildren, Abigail Cody, Meredith Cody and a precious blessing on the way, Harrison Ruckman; step-great-grandchildren, Genesis Ruckman and Fionna Ruckman; a brother, Ronnie Cato of Okeechobee, Florida, and many dear friends.

A service to celebrate and honor the life of Ms. Cato will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday, October 4, 2020 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home in Canton.  In keeping with COVID-19 regulations, funeral attendance will be limited to 50 guests and we kindly ask that face masks be worn and social distancing be observed at all times.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Cato family.

Condolences from family and friends

Aunt Shirley will be forever missed...Love you forever !
Linda and Larry Cato
I would like to express to the family of Ms. Cato my deepest condolences.
Lisa Devlin Patten
Julie & Family, So very sorry to learn of your mother's passing. You will be in our prayers.
Judy & David Matthews
Our condolences I had the opportunity to knew her and was a blessing She’s enjoying Helen in Heaven Love you guys
Norman Ana and Danielle Speck
My prayers go out to the family of this most remarkable Lady. Shirley was so very Special to me & my family for the last 63 years. Shirley will be missed but never forgotten.
Brenda Palmer Cunningham
So sorry to see that your mother had passed away. You will be in my prayers.
Deborah Carpenter Glance
Our deepest condolences to Ronnie and family. May her memory be forever eternal.
Mark and Rada Jacoby, Houston, Texas
Julie and Family, Don and I are so sorry for your loss. We hope all the wonderful memories you shared will be a comfort during this sad time. Love and prayers, Don and Ginny and Family
Ginny and Don Patten