May 16, 2002 ~ October 16, 2018

Born in: Asheville,
Resided in: Raleigh, NC

Madeline Grace Shook, 16, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, October 16, 2018. A native of Asheville, NC, she was the daughter of Ron and Thea Shook of Raleigh. Madeline was a former resident of Knoxville, TN, attending West High School and attended Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh. She was a member of the National Honor Society and was an accomplished member of the Cross Country and Track Team in both schools. Madeline was a giving person, working as a mentor of special needs children. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her siblings, Brighton, Mary-Davis and Jackson Shook, of the home and was preceded in death by a brother, Hamilton Shook. She is also survived by her maternal grandparents, Thomas and Brenda Youngblood of Asheville; paternal grandparents, Ronnie Shook, Sr. of Asheville and Linda Shook of Asheville; uncle, Cameron and Marta Youngblood of Vail, Colorado and aunt, Laura and Rodney Broome of Asheville as well as a number of cousins. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, October 21, 2018 in Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher, NC. The family will receive friends following the service in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Girls On The Run-WNC, 50 S. French Broad Avenue, Suite 204, Asheville, NC 28801 (GOTRWNC.org)

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family at this very difficult time. We are so very sorry for your loss.

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  2. As a part of the Cardinal Gibbons family, we are devastated by the loss of Madeline. Our daughters are acquainted with many students who knew her. The Shook family is in our hearts and prayers. May God hold Madeline in the palm of His hand and raise her up on eagles’ wings.

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  3. I know it has been many years, but I loved my time with Madeline and Brighton nannying them at home and babysitting them at Calvary. I can’t stop thinking of her in her smocked dresses and big bows. I continued to keep up with her through your FB and loved seeing how she grew and how great she was doing in cross country. I can’t imagine the pain that you all are experiencing, but my love and prayers surround you all. That seems insignificant now but I offer love, support, and prayers.

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  4. We are part of the Cardinal Gibbons family and are saddened by the loss of beautiful Madeline. My daughter ran on the cross-country team with Madeline and is devastated by this news. She’s keeping Madeline alive with positive thoughts and fun memories. She said that Madeline was one of the funniest people she knew. She is missed by the entire Gibbons community and the cross-country team. Madeline is now an angel looking over us. God bless the entire Shook family. We love you and are here for you. The Rock Family

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  5. Our prayers and much love and support go out to the Shook family. Our deepest condolences.

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  6. As part of the Cardinal Gibbons family, we are keeping your entire family in our thoughts and prayers. Our daughter ran with Madeline on the cross country team and looked up to her and loved running with her. She put a smile on everyone’s face and will be deeply missed.

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  7. My deepest sympathies to the Shook and Youngblood families. I recall Madeline fondly. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  8. Our deepest sympathy to the Shook Family. Our daughters were part of the XC Cardinal Gibbons family. My youngest particularly cherished Madeline as a dear friend. Prayers and Blessings. The Doyle Family

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  9. Our hearts are broken for the loss of such a wonderful young person! It was a blessing to have served as one of Madeline’s teachers at Cardinal Gibbons! Her beautiful smile, contagious sense of humor and exceptional intellect will be remembered always! We hold her family and all her many friends in our prayers and thank them for sharing her with all of us! Please contact me for any needs you may have.

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  10. Dear Ron and Shook family, my sincere condolences on the tragic loss of your precious daughter, Madeline. May the love and support of your family, church and community support you through this troubling time.

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  11. We are lifting up your family in prayer. Our deepest sympathies go out to you for the loss of your beautiful daughter.

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  12. Sending prayers and love to the Shook family. We are so sorry for your loss. Courtney ran with Madeline on the Cardinal Gibbons team. Courtney remembers all the wonderful times she shared with Madeline and how kind she was to all her teammates. With our deepest sympathy. The Farishian Family.

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  13. Dear Ron and Thea…I was so incredibly heartbroken when I learned of Madeline’s passing. I hope that your strong faith in God and the support of your family and so many friends will give you the strength to get through this terrible tragedy. Please know that if there is any way that my family can help that we are more than willing to jump in where we can.We will you keep you and your family in our prayers.

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  14. I am praying for your family. So young and so sad I’m sure your hearts are broken. It’s so hard to know what to say in a time such as this yet I do know this – You are not alone. When your heart feels empty and all you want to do is cry cry out to God. When you want to scream and shout because you’re angry yell at God. People forget how Big and Wonderful are Mighty God is. Remember He is called The Great I Am and He can take whatever you throw at Him. David is our prime example for this. Hannah went to the Altar in anguish and God answered her because she was broken. Your Holy Father God above is so empathic that He is aware and feels your pain at this time. Climb into His big beautiful lap and allow Him to love you and comfort you as only He can. Don’t let the world tell you you can’t cry no more about the absence of your daughter from your lives yet I pray that you will rejoice in knowing that whatever happened and whatever reason she was taken from this world you will see her again.

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  15. There are no words.
    Our daughters ran together on cross country at Gibbons and she will be greatly missed.
    May God hold you more tightly tonight and always.

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  16. Your family and the CGHS family are in the thoughts and prayers of the 270 Sisters of Notre Dame in the Chardon province. We send our sincere sympathy upon the death of your loving daughter Madeline.

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  17. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! We are so sorry for your loss! Sending your prayers and love! Love Aaron, Terri, Tatum, and Gunnar Stewart

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  18. God will sustain you with his ‘right hand of righteousness’ during this difficult time and through each passing day. Isaiah 41:10 says: ‘Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be anxious, for I am your God. I will fortify you, yes, I will help you, I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness.’ Isaiah 41:13; I ‘am grasping your right hand. the One (God) saying to you,…’I will help you.” Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; Psalm 147:3)

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  19. Sincere condolences on the passing of your precious daughter. I pray you will experience God’s comfort during this difficult time and that we all recall the many ways Maddie Grace blessed our lives while she was among us.

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  20. Although I do not know you, I just wanted to express my deepest sympathy in the loss of your beautiful and precious daughter. I pray that God will be with you every step of the way as you go through this tremendous loss.

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  21. Dear Thea, Please know Barry and I have you and your family in our prayers. Madeline was a beautiful girl. She will be forever in your heart. Wish we lived closer so we could go to her service. Will be thinking of you all today and sending our love.

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  22. To the Shook Family,
    When I heard about your lovely daughter’s passing, I felt such sorrow for your pain. Loss of a child is indescribable and nothing prepares us as parents for that. I hope for all of you that with time, you will find it easier to bear that burden. I am so very sorry and hope that your memories of her will live on.
    Our children were in the same class at Gibbons, and even though my son did not know Madeline, it was still a shock to her classmates and parents. May God continue to bless your family now and always.

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  23. Maddie Grace was a really awesome person who was smart, nice, funny, and a good friend. Her memory will live on with all her friends and with her family. She was a great person and will be missed greatly. My condolences to her family; my heart is with all her loved ones. Maddie Grace was one of the most kind and impressive people I have ever had the privilege to meet. She may be gone, but her memory will never fade. She was kind to everyone and I never heard her say anything mean to anyone. In academics and everything else, she never failed to impress me. She was incredible and great at everything she did. She was a really good person and will be greatly missed. My prayers are with her family and all her loved ones.

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  24. I wish I had words of comfort to offer but I truly have none. Molly adored Madeline and the Shook family and has such fond memories of years of babysitting. We love you all and are praying for comfort. Your Asheville family is always here for you all.

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  25. My ❤️ aches for your loss. I too lost my 16 yr old daughter , there is
    no worse pain than losing a child . Thoughts , prayers , and LOVE
    to all your family during this most difficult time.

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  26. We send our most sincere condolences for the loss of your beautiful daughter. Please know that we are praying for your family during this very difficult time. We hope all the wonderful memories will bring you comfort and peace.

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  27. i never knew maddie but some of my friends did, and as a member of the cross country team she was on, i will light this candle in honor of maddie grace shook.

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  28. i never knew maddie or her family, but i have heard about her from the cross country team here at west, and i’ve ran to her tree numerous times. i will be praying for the shooks as yesterday was the anniversary.
    -maggie davis (freshman on the west high cross country team)

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