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Shaneah Ross McCauley

July 30, 1966 — September 2, 2022

Union Mills, North Carolina

Mrs. Jackie Shaneah “Neah” Ross McCauley, age 56, of Marion, went home to her heavenly father on Friday, September 2, 2022. A beautiful fair-skinned and red-headed baby, she was born in July of 1966 to the absolute joy of her parents Jack and Ruth Ross. Shaneah was saved at a young age and continually strived to be more Christ-like. Despite being diagnosed with Multiple System Atrophy, a debilitating disease for which there is no treatment or cure, Shaneah’s faith remained steadfast.

Shaneah enjoyed and excelled in her educational pursuits, earning a Master’s degree in Strategic Leadership from Mountain State University; a Master’s degree in Social Work from Appalachian State University; a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Anna Maria College; and was a graduate of McDowell High class of 1984.

She used her strengths of intellect and compassion to serve those in her community as a social worker for Hospice of McDowell and McDowell County DSS. Even as she became completely bed-bound she would pray through lists of past classmates, coworkers, neighbors, family, and friends; she wanted to continuously be useful to others.

In addition to her parents, those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of thirty-eight years, Larry McCauley; three children Aleigha West (Ryan), Caleb McCauley, and Charity McCauley; sister Jenna Ross Taylor; brother Jacob Ross; brother-in-law, Brad Taylor; grandchildren, Caylin, Maximus, Charleigh, Kendrick, Sophia, and Noah; nieces Ara and Brielle Taylor; and special family friend Teresa Hurt.

The family will be having a gathering of friends on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. at Beam Funeral Service. Please no black – Neah loved bright colors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the MSA Coalition.

Beam Funeral Service & Crematory is assisting the Ross/McCauley family. For further information and/or to sign the online guestbook, please visit our website, or call 828-559-8111.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to Carepartners Hospice of McDowell and Carepartners Hospice Solace Center for the wonderful, compassionate care provided.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Shaneah Ross McCauley, please visit our flower store.

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