Frances Lee White Shaw
Frances was the first born child of the late Preston Elmo and Ozie Lee White.
She was educated in the school systems of Grady and Thomas County where she became a certified seamstress.
At an early age she confessed Christ and joined St. Luke Primitive Baptist Church and served as a lifelong member until her passing. During her years of service she was a devoted choir member, Sunday School Teacher, Evangelist and one of the mothers of the church.
She married the late Percel Shaw and to that union three children were born. She also through love adopted a son. Her son Terry preceded her in death.
Frances worked as a stringer of tobacco; Director of SWGA CAC Neighborhood Service Center Cairo; Seamstress; Restaurant owner/operator’ event designer with Ree’s Events and Florals.
Siblings preceding her in death; James H. White; Mary L. Sutton; Johnny L. White and Willie T. White.
Her passing will be mourned by her two loving and devoted daughters and sons in law Beverly Hunter (Robert), Theresa Brown (John); Son Bruce Maynor (Renee) Grandchildren Takara McCray (Jamichael) and John Preston Brown; Granddaughter in law Christina Brown; Great grandchildren Jadin, Aijavian, Jakayla Brown and Javion McCray. Siblings Gladys Murphy (Benjamin I); Robert L. White, Ervin White all of Daytona Beach, Fl. and Carolyn W. Bogan (Arden Sr.) of Albany, Ga. Two double first cousins Ethalene Garnett and Callie Hightower.
Also mourning her passing are cousins and lifelong friends that are too numerous to name.
Frances was the oldest living member of our family at the time of her passing. She embraced the roles God assigned to her and through her living she taught us that accepting the Risen Christ as our Lord and savior is necessary; she taught us that serving our fellow man is necessary; she taught us that agape love was necessary; she taught us to say what we mean and mean what we say; she taught us to love and protect our children; she taught us that all of our children are universal; she taught us that it is the blood of Jesus that makes us family.
Our lives will be forever attached by the thread of love she used.
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