Obituary for Bessie Lee Shaw

Bessie Lee Shaw

Bessie Lee Shaw

Oct 23rd, 1931 - Sep 28th, 2021
Born:
Oct 23, 1931
Died:
Sep 28, 2021
Visitation Date:
2021-09-30 17:00
Visitation Location:
Funeral Date:
2021-10-01 10:00
Funeral Location:
Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery
623 Highway 80 East, Monroe, LA 71203 [Map]
Survived by:
son: Neil Shaw and wife Patti
daughter: Renee Shaw
grandsons: Wayne Shaw and wife Misty
Greg Shaw
granddaughter: Savannah Batten and husband Chance
grandson: Cody McKeithen and wife Erika
granddaughters: Julie and Kelsey Harper
granddaughter: Ashley Taylor and husband Sean
great grandson: Trent Morgan Massy
nieces: Penni Jean Guidry
Sandra “Sissy” Craft
Cindy “Pud” Breland
Ginger Middleton
Darlene Honeycutt
Denise Hardy
Johnette Pitre
Peggy Edmiston
Genell Pons
Dawn Buzzanca
Shelli Pierce
nephews: David “Dabo” Graves
Marty Pruden
Dennis “Tiger” Pruden
Benny Pruden
sister-in-law: Effie McGough
nephew: James McGough
nieces: Shelia Armstrong
Kim Dupree
sister-in-law: Jan McDonald
numerous great nieces and nephews
and great grandchildren,
even a couple in the entertainment business;
special friends: Frankie King
Melba Moore
Laurie Johns.
Pallbearers:
David “Dabo” Graves
Marty Pruden
Dennis “Tiger” Pruden
David Mooney
Mark Craft
Chance Batten
Presider:
Rev. Butch Pilcher

Biography: Bessie Lee Graves Shaw was born on October 23, 1931, to Rev. E.J., Sr. and Flossie Graves. She is preceded in death by her parents;
husband: James Freeman Shaw
son: Larry Wayne Shaw Sr.
brothers: E.J. Graves Jr.
Aaron Graves
John Graves
sisters: Doris Martin
Lessie Pruden
Mary Middleton.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Elara Caring and Staff, Jamie and Titanya, Guest House Nursing Home and Rehab staff of West Monroe, and Steve Yates her favorite yard man.
Bessie was a devoted Christian wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She was a member of the Assembly Church in West Monroe. If there was a road trip or a dress up party, she was ready and willing to go from Las Vegas to Florida or to Baton Rouge for Mardi Gras, she kept her bags packed along with her lipstick. She never turned anyone away from a meal and one of her greatest joys and love was spending time with her family. Bessie was the mother of three but had hundreds of adopted children. Bessie is not gone, she is just on the other side of the window.

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