Norma Jean Shaw, "Norm", 57, was born February 1, 1956 in Lake City, Florida to Mrs. Leanna J. Shaw and the late Clyde Shaw. On September 5, 2013, Norma heard the Master's sweet voice and answered His call at Shands Regional Medical Center, Lake City, Florida. A native Lake Citian, Norma accepted Christ at an early age at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorate of Rev. C.C. Rawls. She later united with Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Olustee, Florida under the pastorate of Pastor Andrew Brooks, where she served faithfully. In April, 2013, Norma restored membership and rededicated her life at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, under the pastorate of Pastor Alvin J. Baker. Norma Jean was a graduate of the Columbia High School Class of 1974. Favorite past-time included caring for her grandchildren, Leah and Trinity, talking with her mother, spending quality and fun times with daughters / caregivers, Meah and Kimbria , son, Trayvis Sr. and granddaughter, Trayleshia. She enjoyed talking with friend, Lizzie Simmons, sisters, Lorraine and Clydett, brother, David and nieces, Shelia and Kimberly. Norma loved the closeness of family and friends. It was a joy being in her presence as she graced us with her happiness, giving spirit and laughter. Brother, Larry Shaw also precedes her in death.
Norma leaves to cherish fond memories: Mother, Mrs. Leanna Shaw; son, Trayvis D. Shaw; daughters, Meah Leanne and Kimbria Denise Walker; sisters, Anita L. Steward, Clydett Warren (Cornelius); brother, David K. Jones; grandchildren; Jermisha Washington, Trayleshia Shaw, Jordan Shaw, Trayvis Shaw, Jr., Trayvis Shaw, III, Trayari Shaw, Tanysha Shaw, Maleak Shaw, Aleah Shaw-Collins, Trinity Fulcher; godchildren, Torrevio Brown, Toniywa Davis (Dwayne), Shalea and Willie Jernigan, Shaniel Jernigan, Treon Ross, Twanetta Rozier, Brandy Newkirk (Gilmore), Tomeca Demps; aunts, Oliver Darby, Ella Shaw, Erica Shaw, special aunt/cousin, Inez Johnson; uncles, Deacon Walter P. Jones, David Shaw, Louis Shaw; sister-in-law, Marie Shaw; hosts of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including lifetime friends, Lizzie Simmons and Rev. Frank W. Steward.
The celebration of Norma's life will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2013 at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church of Lake City, FL., Inc. 505 NE Martin Luther King Street. Alvin J. Baker, Pastor.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2013 at New Bethel MB Church.
Arrangements entrusted to COMBS FUNERAL HOME. 292 NE Washington Street. Lake City, FL. (386) 752-4366. Marq Combs-Turner, L.F.D. "The Caring Professionals"