Avonelle Church

Avonelle Church

November 15, 1945 - April 30, 2020

Avonelle Church, 74, of Corbin passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020, at Baptist Health Hospital in Corbin, Kentucky. Born November 15, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Hester and Mae Shahan.

She was a member of Everlasting Grace Baptist Church. A pastor’s wife, she was a Sunday school teacher for over 30 years. Avonelle always provided an inviting, comforting home to family, friends, and the community. Not only did she find joy in caring for others, she also enjoyed outings with her twin sister, Isabelle Faison. A talented seamstress, she served her community with that ability.

In addition to her father and mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. George Church; sister, Deloris Bradshaw; and brother, Richard Shahan.

She leaves behind her three children: George Gregory Church (Corine), Vickie Mae Church, and Darlene Fay Church Karr, all of Corbin; grandchildren: Julie Morgan (Brad), Christian Woolum (Kristien), Darris Woolum , Austin Woolum , Victoria Woolum, all of Corbin, and Dakota Karr of Hartsville; great grandchildren: Waylon Morgan, Gabriella Woolum, Oliver Woolum, and Jade Woolum.; siblings: Carl Lee Shahan (Karin) of WV, Nellie Besze (Vince) of NY, Patricia Myers of PA, Robert Shahan of NV, and Isabelle Faison (Robert) of KY.

Due to the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, funeral and burial services will be private. For information about sending flowers, please call Hart Funeral Home at 606-528-5311.

  • Vickie Mason Mark Mason
    Posted at 02:29h, 02 May Reply

    avonelle had the sweetest soul of anyone I’ve ever known, she was a blessing to anyone who ever met her, she will be missed, love and prayers to the family.

  • Tracy Webb-Cope
    Posted at 22:55h, 02 May Reply

    The world lost a spot of sunshine on April 30th. She is with our sweet Jesus and all of her family that has gone before her. Oh what a joyous reunion that had to have been. Praying for peace and comfort for the days to come. Love to you all.

  • Carol Harville
    Posted at 23:40h, 02 May Reply

    Avonella,,was the sweetest lady,,I worked with her for years,,,we was close,,I will miss those birthday cards and our phone calls,,,she was a sweet caring lady,,i know she is in Heaven now,,She was a friend to so many people,,,(I Love Sweet Abby) we will meet again someday
    My Prayers are with The Family,,,,

  • Teresa Wilson
    Posted at 01:13h, 03 May Reply

    Avonelle was as sweet as the candy she made. I enjoyed working with her.

  • Amy
    Posted at 01:31h, 03 May Reply

    She had a heart of gold and went out of her way to help others .
    Prayers to her girls I know their heart is broke.

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