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Minister Deborah Shaw 62 of Whitman answered the call from the master on Saturday February 21th at The Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus, OH following a brief Illness. Born January 15, 1953 at Holden a daughter of Bishop Rocine Jackson of Whitman and the late Walter Jackson SR also preceded in death by a daughter Shawn Valeria, Sister Rozina Guest, Brother Jimmy Guest and Grandmother Jimmie McGhee.
Deborah was a Logan High School Graduate and Longtime Member of the Original Glorious Church of God at Whitman Where she was the Musical Director and Assistant Minister. She was the 1st Lady and Co Pastor at The original Glorious Church of God at Taplin. Following High School She became a Devoted Wife Mother to her family and fostered 17 Children who needed homes. Throughout her life, she has worked faithfully and diligently in the church. Deborah was an accomplished worker and some of her many skills and talents were decorating, cooking, poetry, mentoring and most of all encouraging others. She served various areas in Logan County with her dinners and was well-known for her rolls, ribs, chicken, banana pudding, fried apple pies and mac-cheese. She also created and prepared programs for (funeral homes) families who had lost their loved ones. On many occasions she shared her music ministry at home-goings! She also served as the West Virginia State Diocese Choir Director; head cook for the West Virginia Diocese, published licenses for licensed and ordained officials of the Original Glorious Church Organization and was the treasurer of her local church. She participated on the live recording “Audience of One” in 2001 and led the song “What a Wonderful Name is Jesus”. Min. Shaw also wrote the song “Nothing but Good”, which was recorded by the Original Glorious Church National Choir. First Lady Shaw was a true worshiper and knew how to usher in the presence of God. She will always be remembered for the songs she sang “Everything Will Be Alright”, “God Don’t Need No Matches”, “Be Encouraged”, “Who Did It” and When you hear of My Home Going Don't worry about Me. Survivors left to cherish her memory include her Husband and Best Friend of 44 Years Overseer Leroy V Shaw 3 Daughters Dortesse (Michael) Christian of Columbus, OH, Melissa (Michael) Adams of Whitman and Diqueesha Guest of San Francisco, CA 2 Sons Monty (Amy) Shaw of Greenville, SC and Ernest (Rhonda) Shaw of Whitman. 5 Sisters Nora (David) Duncan of Detroit, MI, Eleanor (Joseph) Reynolds of Whitman, Evangelist Jacquline ( Bishop Charles) Laster of Detroit, MI, Evangelist Alyce ( Elder Marcus) Sheffield and Evangelist Robin ( Elder Allen) Davis of Raleigh, NC 3 Brothers Elder Walter (Lisa) Jackson Jr of Browns Mill, NJ, Dennis(Genoa) Jackson of Stockbridge, GA and Elder George (Debbie) Scott of Huntington, WV 13 Grandchildren Deidra, Devin, Darian, Leslie, Asa, Mikayla, Elijah, Deborah, Mykah, Cameron, Landon, Hevynn and Nolan 3 Great Grandchildren Myah, Damoni and Skylynn and Host of Brothers and Sister in Laws Cousin Nieces, Nephews and extended Family Members. Services will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, March 02, 2015 at Verdunville Church of God with Bishop Charles Shaw. Burial will follow in Guyan Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 PM Sunday, March 01, 2015 at the Church. Pallbearers will be family and Friends. Collins Funeral Home of Switzer is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.collinsfuneralhomewv.com.
,BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE......SAD!!......SEEM LIKE PEOPLE LIKE THIS WOULD NEVER LEAVE.........HER LIGHT WAS ''FROM HER FAITH''......AND IT HAD TO DRIBBLE ON ALL THAT KNEW HER.....THANKS!!-- TO THE FAMILY THAT CARED FOR HER AND FRIENDS
DAVID PAULEY Mar 3 2015 12:00 AM
I haven't seen Deborah in a long time but I rember her sweet spirit and smile.My prayers are with the Shaw and Jackson Family.Especially to Darlene and Dennis my old school mates. Love Sandy
Sandra Hawkins-Johnson Mar 2 2015 12:00 AM
To the Shaw/Jackson family my prayers and thought are with you.
Elder Grady and missionary B. davis OGC @171Clinton place newark, N.J. Mar 2 2015 12:00 AM
Aunt Deborah will be truly missed. We loved her and we will always remember her beautiful spirit and kindness. Our prayers are with you all. We love you!
Bruce and Angel Carter & Family Mar 1 2015 12:00 AM
Deborah will be missed. God be with you during this MOST difficult time. I love you all.
Ernest Shaw, Jr Mar 1 2015 12:00 AM
our deepest sympathy to the Jackson and Shaw families . Praying for God's comfort to keep you in the days ahead.
Randy and Lois (Procopio) Pitsenbarger Feb 28 2015 12:00 AM
To Elder Leroy Shaw, Pastor Rocine Jackson and the entire Shaw and JacksonFamily!!
Our Heartfelt Sympathy, having known this Family for many many years is to Know their Love for each other, and their Love for GOD!!!
Deborah was a Wonderful Woman of GOD and Her Spiritual Impact will never be forgotten!!!
Praying for each of You!! Pastor Obadiah E. Harris & Sister Karen A. Harris
Pastor Obadiah E. & Sister Karen A. Harris Feb 28 2015 12:00 AM
I am saddened to hear of the passing of Deborah. I have nothing but pleasant and cheerful memories being raised and educated with Deborah on Whitman Creek. She was always a beautiful spirit, Even though I have not seen her for over 40 years, I know had I run into her before her passing she would have greeted me with a smile and a hug. My deepest sympathy goes to her family, especially husband Leroy and her brother Walter.
Darrell Mahone Feb 27 2015 12:00 AM
Pastor Jacson and Elder Leroy Shaw, words can not express hearing about such a GREAT LOSS. But know this that u all are in my prayers and i know God will bring u thought it all. May God bless and keep u all during this time. Love and Prayers Min. Creasy.
Minister Rob Creasy Feb 27 2015 12:00 AM
My heart and prayer goes out to the Shaw & Jackson family. Deborah's smile and that voice will be missed. May the LORD comfort the family during this time and give them the strength to move forward. GONE but not FORGOTTEN. Love Pam
Pamela Sherrod-Thornton & family Feb 27 2015 12:00 AM