Rufus Shaw Jr.
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SHAW, JR., RUFUS Rufus was born July 27, 1951 and expired March 10, 2008. Preceded in death by Lillie Rankin and Willie Jean Walker, he leaves to mourn Rufus Shaw Sr., his sons, Ian Shaw and Rufus Shaw III, his daughters, Raquel Stevenson (Christopher) an Angelica Harrison (Christopher), grandchildren, and numerous friends.

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Published in Dallas Morning News on Mar. 17, 2008.
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March 28, 2008
Ove ther years I have seen Rufus and looked up to his wisdom. I am not sure if he really known just how many people he touch God bless his son. I pray for him and that he will trust in the Lord with all his heart and he will easy the pain daily.
Cheryl Jackson
March 25, 2008
I didn't know the Shaw's but understand that they meant very much to many people. How unfortunate that such a thing happened, but earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. I am praying for continued strength for all who are in bereavement.
Wanda Bell
March 20, 2008
My prayers are with the family. God Bless.
Dianne (Doss) Lloyd
March 19, 2008
Our condolences to the family of Mr. & Mrs Rufus Shaw, may God strengthen you throught your time of mourning. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful time together as you celebalate lifes well-lived.

To the son: Be encouraged, God makes no mistakes. we know God is your rock and he will see you thru this on this diificult time, for it is HE that is there for your comfort. We pray GOD's continued peace and comfort upon you and your family.
John & James (twins) Waleford (class of 73)
March 19, 2008
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.

Lincoln High School
Dorothy Johnson Williams
March 19, 2008
I recall when Rufus first began being active in local Dallas,and south Dallas politics,He was a true son of South Dallas.With my sympathy,
Willie L. Wiggins
willie wiggins
March 19, 2008
May the Lord keep you'll in his hand, is our prayers.

Keep on looking up; from where your help comes from. ITS THE LORD!!!
Rev.& Sister Billy & Jeffothel Morrison,111.
March 18, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. The Class of '73
at Lincoln High send our sincere sympathy.
Marilyn Steptoe
March 18, 2008
My prayers are with the family. God Bless.
Eugenia Bables
March 18, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 18, 2008
I'm very sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one, but because I know that you know the Lord, I am confident that you know the Lord will get you through this. Be encouraged and be of good cheer and know that the Jesus Christ is Lord and he will take care of you in your time of bereavement.
Vernon, Johnnifer, Jai Victoria & JaVion McKinney
March 18, 2008
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Mary Jeffers
March 18, 2008
Angelica, May GOD BLESS you in this time of mourning. Remember that GOD gives life and take it away. That's no mystery! HE IS THE AUTHOR OF LIFE. Looking for Angelica please contact me @ 903-570-3776. Anyone please pass my # to her. LOVE YOU!
Charla (Baylock) Allen
March 18, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. Raquel, I consider you a sister. You, Christopher and little Christopher are such a strong, blessed family. May God bless you and keep you. Love you always, Lisa
Lisa Whitsell
March 18, 2008
To The Shaw Flint Family,
Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning.
God Bless You.
Regina Clark Horn
March 18, 2008
God has once again enterd into our family and plucked out two of his beautiful flowers Mr & Mrs Rufus Shaw . Our hearts are hurting. We the class of "72" at Lincoln High " will miss them both .When times permits and the phn. calls , flowers,card stop coming , when you are all alone and you are wondering why no more calls,flowers, cardsand your feel like everone has fogotten you . Read passive ofthis scripture "psalm 121" It starts off by saying I will up my head unto the hills fron whence cometh my heath .My heath cometh from God. etc. My prayers and thoughts are with you in these trying days . When ever you need us please contact us or me ( . I must say again we are keeping the family in our prayers. May God bless you and keep ,also may he keep you in his loving arms forever.
Johnny Taylor
Johnny Taylor
March 18, 2008
Words cannot express my sorrow upon hearing of your passing. Thank you for your support and guidance when I reached out to you. May the Lord give you comfort until eternity.
Buff Parham
March 18, 2008
Our prayers are with you and the family. God bless you and he will watch over you.
Marilyn & Jimail Price
March 17, 2008
Rufus, you were always my hero. I admired you running track at Lincoln and I always wanted to test how fast I was by beating you and the Pouncy twins, but I never got the chance. I thank you for your advice and the friendship to my father, Royal. I treasure it all and you have impacted me more than you could have realized. GOD has now Blessed you both. May you rest in peace. Peace my brother, I will miss you dearly, for Dallas is a much sadder place today. Thank you for the life lessons you taught me. Your friend always,
Ronald Stinson
March 17, 2008
Now the laborer’s task is over;
Now the Battle day is past;
Now upon the farther shore
Lands the voyager at last.

It is with great sorrow that we part with our friends Rufus and Lynn on this side of Jordan, but oh what joy when we meet on the other side. When we reach that blessed homeland, Where there's everlasting day; On that bright and blessed morning, God shall wipe all tears away. Justice will flow down like a river and there will be a everlasting valley of peace

Always bear in mind that spirit was never born and spirit can never die. Remember that God gives grace for each trial, and courage for each sorrow and faith to face in confidence a blessed, sweet, blissful and bright tomorrow.

I met Rufus Shaw during his early school days at Lincoln High School. He was both a gifted athlete and a profound scholar as well. Rufus understood, " that there was never any power without demand." The city of Dallas, the State of Texas and "Sunny South Dallas" has lost a true warrior, and a drum major for justice and peace. R.I.P. my young brother. As I go to my Father in prayer, I will ask for a special blessing for the entire Shaw-Fylnt Family.

With warm regards,
James Brown, Professor of Fine Arts
Tarrant County College District
James Brown
March 17, 2008
The Universe so void so cold, holds the secret to my timid soul... and only death will let me see what time has in store for me... This mystery will one day be solved.

Curtis James Long
Curtis James Long
March 17, 2008
Keep your hands in the master's hand, and always keep looking up, God Bless and may HE keep You and Yours in His Loving Arms.
walter tubbs
March 17, 2008
sheila smith
March 17, 2008
Rufus, we talked, we expressed our opinions, and through it all, I learned a lot from you. I am going to miss you my brother. I am going to miss blogging with you.

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.
Jonathan Green
March 17, 2008
To the family and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus and Lynn Flint Shaw.

Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.
John 16:22

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Michael and Bridget Sims
March 17, 2008
our condolences to the family,and
may god comfort ,be with you and bring you through this time of sorrow.
David Hubbard
March 17, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
March 17, 2008
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
March 17, 2008
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
Carolyn Campbell
March 17, 2008
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Woodie Brantley
March 17, 2008
My prayers go out to the Shaw family. For earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal. Deepest sympathy.
Candace Polk-McMillan
March 17, 2008
I can’t comprehend just how sad you must feel For the loss of someone you love. This sorrowful time must still feel unreal And you’re looking for strength from above.

I hope, from my heart, that your pain will decrease, That your spirit will gain strength again, And I pray that your faith will create inner peace And that God will send blessings--Amen.
Lisa Braun (Graham)
March 17, 2008
To the Shaw family. Let the Holy Spirit be your strength and power in these times. My prayers are forever with you.

Jeffery Dell Washington.
March 17, 2008
You fought on many battle fields, and won many a valiant battles, yet life sometimes seemed uncaring. You have touched the lives of many, and I hope the dreams and hopes you nourished will somehow come to fruition. May God be with your soul and the soul of your loving wife. May God protect your family and friends alike. May the memory of your dedication and brilliance live on.
Imani Pamoja
March 17, 2008
may bless you and your in this time of sorrow
kristi sockwell
March 17, 2008
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hayward & Brenda Younger
March 17, 2008
To the Shaw family my prayers and thoughts are with you during these times of your lost, may God continue to bless and keep you.
Brenda smith
March 17, 2008
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
joey waters
March 17, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Earth has no sorrow that heaven can't heal.
Sharon Battiste
March 17, 2008
To the family and friends of Rufus Shaw and wife, This was truley sad and such a lost, My prays and simpathy go out too you and the family. May God Bless.
Ron Sweet
March 17, 2008
My prayers and sympathy goes out to your family. God Bless you and keep you strong.
Carol Robinson
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