She was born July 23, 1964 in Onslow County to the late Thomas Alvin Shanks and Ruby Esperanza Esguerra Shanks. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by a son Joseph Morse of Raeford; a daughter, Jennifer Shanks of Spring Lake; and three sisters, Lesia Wilson of Raeford, Alice Hildebrand of Kalkaska, Michigan, and Theresa Ardelean of Leonard, Michigan.
A private service will be held later.
Online condolences may be made at www.crumplerfuneralhome.com