Elizabeth Jane Patterson Shadix Sligh, 69, of Murphy, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, at Valley View Care Center in Andrews.
She was a native of Cherokee County, and daughter of the late Rush Oliver and Ollie Anne Morrow Patterson.
Elizabeth was a licensed dietician and a caregiver. She was the owner and operator of The Book Place (Bookstore) in Hayesville. She had been the caregiver for Mrs. Vicie Rose.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jefferson Harding Sligh; one brother and two sisters.
She is survived by her son, Lawrence (Buddy) Oliver Shadix of Murphy; one brother, Charles Patterson of Jacksonville, Fla.; four grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. The Rev. Stewart Nichols officiated and provided music. Burial was in New Martins Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family received friends from noon-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan.2, at Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army Homeless Shelter, 204 Haywood St., Asheville, NC 28801.
You may send tributes to the Sligh family at www.townson-rose.com.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.