Mrs. Mary Shaw Morel - SAVANNAH - Mrs. Mary Shaw Morel, 84, died peacefully at her home early Monday, April 1st, after a long illness. She was a Christian and a charter member of the First Baptist Church of Garden City. Born January 7, 1929, to Horace W. Shaw and Portia Thames Shaw, she began her formal education in the Manning, S.C., schools. Her parents moved to Savannah and later settled in what is today Garden City. She continued her education at Port Wentworth Elementary, Chatham Academy, and Commercial High. She began her first job as phone operator and head teller for Adler's Department Store. After marrying Ernest A. Morel, she became a full-time homemaker, although she enjoyed working periodically at Elliott's Drugs, Village Pharmacy, and later at Levy's Department Store. Mrs. Morel was a talented seamtress. Besides her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Barry Shaw, Bill Shaw, Lynn Shaw, and Michael Shaw. Survivors include her son Jimmy Morel of Garden City, a daughter Rev. Linda Goble and son-in-law Rev. Dr. Phillip Goble, both of New York City, a sister Peggy Spilliards and brother-in-law Marvin G. Spilliards of Savannah, two sisters-in-law Jean Shaw of Garden City and Joann Shaw of Wilmington Island, cousin Jo Marshall, and her loving canine companions, Buddy and Ernie, several nieces and nephews. The family is also grateful for those who cared for their mother over the years, including Lisa Gosselin, Amber Anderson, Amanda Ruff, Deidra Cribbs, and Lisa Hodge. The caring staff of Angel Care Ambulance Service is also appreciated for transporting her safely to and from appointments. Visitation will be at Fairhaven Funeral Home, Wednesday evening, 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church of Garden City Thursday, April 4, followed by burial at Bonaventure Cemetery with Rev. Ken Sharpe officiating. Savannah Morning News April 4, 2013 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries.
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Published in Savannah Morning News from Apr. 3 to Apr. 4, 2013