Funeral services for Hilma Wells Shaw, 85, of Mer Rouge will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 10, 2011 at Golden Funeral Home Chapel in Bastrop with the Rev. Tim Post officiating. Interment will follow at Mer Rouge Cemetery.
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Mrs. Shaw was born November 1, 1925, in McGee, Mississippi and passed away, July 7, 2011, in Mer Rouge. She moved to Mer Rouge in 1940 where she met the love of her life, James Berton Shaw, whom she married and raised three children. Mrs. Shaw taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School at the Bonne Idee Methodist Church from 1944 through 1962. She was active in the 4-H Club teaching young people the art of style and design.
Hilma was the owner of The Mer Rouge Dress Shop and after moving to Monroe, was employed at Field's. After retiring from Field's, Mrs. Shaw was "Nannie" to Kelsie and Hewitt Hall, Jarred and Anna Nichols, Ashley, Matthew and John David Eberts, Maddie Kay, Morgan, and John Mason Futch, and Anna Grace Norman.
Mrs. Shaw was preceded in death by: Her parents, Clifton and Annie Wells; brothers - Homer Wells, Howard Wells, Johnny Wells; a sister, Thelma Aldridge; her husband, James Berton Shaw in 1977, and her first grandson, Melvin Lee Akers in 1998.
Survivors include: Her children - Gary Shaw and wife Yanelia of Ruston, Pat (Patsy) Charpio and husband Don of Phoenix Ariz. and Lynn Akers and husband Dennis of Sterlington; five grandchildren - Tammy Shaw, Chris Akers, Casey Charpio, Shelaine Murphy and Ashley Wheeler. She has 11 great grandchildren; her sister, Anne Mae Stewart and husband Billy and brother, Clifton Wells, Jr., as well as many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Casey Charpio, Chris Akers, Vance Shaw, Neal Stewart, Alan Carrel and Troy Davis.
Visitation will be 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Saturday, July 9th at Golden Funeral Home.
Mrs. Shaw's family would like to say a special "Thank You" to the entire staff at The Oak Woods in Mer Rouge.
You may leave condolences for the family at www.goldenfh.com.
Golden Funeral Home - Bastrop
2016 East Madison
Bastrop, LA 71220
Published in Bastrop Daily Enterprise from July 9 to July 13, 2011