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Official Obituary of

Shelia Loleta Criswell

March 18, 1965 ~ March 25, 2024 (age 59) 59 Years Old

Shelia Criswell Obituary

Ms. Shelia Loleta Criswell, 59, of Aberdeen, North Carolina entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 25, 2024, in Aberdeen, North Carolina.

Ms. Shelia Loleta Criswell was born on March 18, 1965, to Mrs. Betty Criswell and the late Mr. Horace Criswell, Jr., in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. She departed this life peacefully on Monday, March 25, 2024, at her home in Aberdeen, North Carolina, surrounded by her family.

Upon her relocation to Southern Pines, North Carolina, Deaconess Criswell’s unwavering dedication and hard work quickly made her an integral part of First Missionary Baptist Church. Her tenure was marked by her service on the Finance Committee, where she held the esteemed position of Chair, her membership in several choirs, and her role as a musician for the senior choir. Most recently, she served as FMBC’s Chief Operating Officer, a testament to her commitment to her church.

Deaconess Criswell attended Moore County Schools, graduating from Pinecrest High School. Upon graduation, she furthered her education by attending Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, North Carolina and Rutledge College in Fayetteville, North Carolina, both of which granted her an Associate Degree in Business Administration.

Deaconess Criswell’s career at First Bank in Southern Pines, spanning over 35 years, was a shining example of dedication and success. Her achievements in the banking industry served as an inspiration to us all.

Deaconess Shelia will be dearly missed by her children, Kristen Brown of Duluth, Georgia, and Mr. Cameron Brown of Raeford, North Carolina; her mother, Betty Criswell; siblings Brian Criswell (Audrey) of Aberdeen, North Carolina, and Monica Criswell of Easley, South Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Please keep the family and friends of Ms. Shelia Loleta Criswell in your thoughts and prayers. 

Arrangements are entrusted to McLeod Funeral Home of Southern Pines, North Carolina.



VIEWING: Friday, March 29, 2024, at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday, March 29, 2024, at 12:00 PM

Both held at First Missionary Baptist Church, 315 S Gaines Street, Southern Pines, NC 28387.

INTERMENT FOLLOWING FUNERAL SERVICE: Pinelawn Memorial Park, 1105 Morganton Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387.

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March 29, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
First Missionary Baptist Church
315 S Gaines Street
Southern Pines, NC 28387

Funeral Service
March 29, 2024

12:00 PM
First Missionary Baptist Church
315 S Gaines Street
Southern Pines, NC 28387

Interment following funeral service
March 29, 2024

Pinelawn Memorial Park
1105 Morganton Road
Southern Pines, NC 28387


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