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Eileen Shaw Warner

"When we cast our bread upon the waters, we can presume that someone downsteam whose face we will never know will benefit from our action, as we who are downstream from another will profit from the grantor's gift." Maya Angelou

The Homegoing Service for Eileen Shaw Warner will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Bethel AME Church, 501 West Orange Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32310. Burial will follow in Quincy's St. Hebron AME Church Cemetery, 1730 St. Hebron Road, Quincy, FL. 32352 Viewing-visitation is Friday from 3-4:30 p.m. at TILLMAN OF TALLAHASSEE, 850-942-1950. Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority's Ivy Beyond the Wall Ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Bethel, with the family receiving friends from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Changing the lives of others is what Eileen Shaw Warner did best, giving of herself and her talent. On Saturday, June 7, 2014, she departed this earthly life. Born in Quincy, FL, Eileen was the ninth child to bless the union of the late Edward and Cennie Houston Shaw. After high school, Eileen attended Florida A&M University (FAMU) where she earned both a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Eucation with a Journalism minor and a Master's of Education in English.

Feeling the need for advanced learning, she continued her education at Grand Canyon University where she was completing her last course as a candidate in the Doctoral Studies Program, Education in Organizational Leadership. She demonstrated high academic achievement and lovingly held her students to high standards of performance. She always stood ready to assist and enhance the lives of the faculty, staff and others by serving on various committees at FAMU and community organizations. Eileen served 32 years as an English teacher, receiving Teacher of the Year numerous times. Further changing the lives of others, Eileen was a member of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, where she was a servant leader and worker, presently holding the position of Third Vice President of the Connectional Lay Organization (CLO). She was the past editor of "We Speak", the official news magazine of the CLO. She was a member of the Phi Delta Kappa Chapter of AKA Sorority, Inc.; National Council of English Teachers and National Association of University Women.

Eileen is survived by her husband, Michael Warner, Tallahassee, FL; daughter, Melanie E. Warner, Hampton, VA; brothers, Reverend Robert Shaw, Issac Shaw, Gary Miller, Antonio, Marcus, Travis, Kenneth, LaVonda and Fawntissa Shaw and Lekechia Shaw Brown; and several nieces, nephews and devoted friends, too numerous to name.


Published in Tallahassee Democrat on June 12, 2014
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