Shellie R. Runk
December 28, 1974 - March 17, 2024

Shellie Runk, 49, passed away tragically on March 17, 2024 at her home in Swansboro, NC.

She is survived by her daughter’s, Savannah Lassiter and Sierrah Johnson, and other extended family members. Despite her struggles, she touched the lives of many with her generosity, kindness, and stubborness. She will be deeply missed for the love and laughter that she shared with those close to her.

In lieu of a funeral or memorial service, the family is asking that you honor Shellie’s memory by making a donation to a suicide prevention or mental health awareness organization of your choice. Let us remember her with love and compassion, cherishing the memories she left behind.

To express condolences or to share a memory, please do so below.

Coastal Cremations of Jacksonville is serving the family.


  • Dodie Runk Posted March 21, 2024 7:49 pm

    I’m going to miss you.

  • Carolyn Lupo Posted March 22, 2024 7:00 am

    Shellie my words are so lost I just talked to you not long ago. I wish I could of been there to help you. I know the pain you were going through. You were my neighbor, my best friend growing up, a daughter to your mom who she was so proud of, a sister, and most of all a person with a loving caring heart. Life was taking away from you to soon . You will be missedbso very much. I am glad we connected a couple of years ago I just wish we lived closer. Rest in peace in God paradise my sweet friend. I will never forget youbor the memories of growing up in Howland Square. Tell Ms. Banky I said hello for me and my dad as well. You may ne gone but girl I will never forget you I promise.

  • Gene Runk Posted March 22, 2024 9:58 pm

    Shellie you were my youngest you were funny, caring and loving. I know we haven’t talk in a couple years. There was never a day that went by that I wish you would call me. I wish you would of reach out and received help. You will be with Daddy, Grandmother, Aunt Gigi, and Leo they will look after you. I’ll be looking up to the sky hoping you send me a signal. Love you my daughter Shellie Renee Runk

  • Vickie Posted March 23, 2024 11:06 pm

    My baby sister…wish you would have moved out here with me… heart is broken

  • Steve Caplan Posted March 28, 2024 4:22 pm

    I’m really gonna miss you aunt shellie. You were a second mom to me. Took me in and got me out of trouble. I love and miss you so much. I miss your random memes, messages, and the love you had for all of us! You’re no longer suffering, rest well. I love you! 💔😭

  • Robyne Posted March 28, 2024 7:08 pm

    I’m going to miss you Aunt Shellie. You were one amazing woman! I will always make sure Sierrah is holding up the best she can. I love you to the moon and back! You are no longer suffering.

  • Melissa Terracciano Posted April 9, 2024 1:13 pm

    Shelly my friend I am speechless why does it have to be you we where talking about you coming here to Tennessee for a week and you where so excited and you are gone why you you taught me how to make my first wreath you where the only friend that stuck by me when nobody didn’t well my friend now your not suffering now your with Henry! Say hi for me Love 💕 u Shelly RIP

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