Shelby Jean (nee Payne) Foreback

Shelby Jean Payne-Foreback, 60, of Bunker Hill, WV, passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020, at her home surrounded by family. She was born on July 12, 1959, to the late Forest Beauregard Payne and Betty Jean Fogle of Purcellville, VA. She was a retired licensed practical nurse who had a gift for serving others. Shelby attended Loudoun Valley High School, Class of 1977. Shelby received her Practical Nursing license in 1977 from Monroe Vo-Tech Center. Shelby’s career began at Loudoun Hospital. She then transferred to Heritage Hall Nursing Home where she served as a charge nurse. She was known as “Chug” by her colleagues. Shelby also worked for Dr. Johnson, Dr. Towe Sr., Dr. Towe Jr., and Dr. Wenzel, of Purcellville. Shelby ended her nursing career at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center and retired to take care of aging family and to spend time with her children and grandchildren. Her natural gift was always serving others, which was exemplified through mentoring and being a preceptor to many nurses. She enjoyed sharing the wisdom and experience she gained over the years. She was very conscientious in serving her patients with dignity, respect and true compassion. Shelby was a special mother to her two kids. She was their nurse, counselor, teacher, on-call babysitter, friend, critic and confidant. Shelby could always be counted on to be there for her kids, as well as the neighborhood kids. She was known as mom or nana to many. She was an outstanding example of a true matriarch. Her legacy will impact her family for generations to come. She is survived by her high school sweetheart and husband, Ira Victor Foreback; son, Christopher B. Foreback; daughter, Candace R. Foreback; brothers, James M. Payne and David A. Payne; grandchildren, Allissa Kelly, Michael Kelly, Kaylee Kelly, Hayden Foreback, Elliana Stillions; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Forrest B. Payne; mother, Betty J. Payne; and three brothers, Ronald W. Payne, Marvin O. Payne, and Michael E. Payne who passed at birth. A viewing was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 7 at Hall Funeral Home in Purcellville. Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 8 at Hall Funeral Home. Contributions can be made to Hospice of the Panhandle.

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