John Q. Shaw
John Q. Shaw
  • March 2, 1938 - December 28, 2017
  • Jackson, Georgia

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John Q. Shaw, 79, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017 surrounded by his family. A Celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in the Mausoleum Chapel at Macon Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Lanier Weaver and Rev. Daniel Marler officiating. The family will greet friends from 2:00 to 3:45 p.m. at Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home.

Mr. Shaw was born in Madison, FL to the late Walter and Annie Pinson Shaw. He was preceded in death by a sister, Eva-Mae Diamond. John served in the United States Army. Mr. Shaw's advanced education career started at Texas Christian University and Valdosta University receiving an Accounting Degree. He was retired as an Auditor for the Forscom - Fort McPherson, GA, as well as the City of Marietta as a Business License Auditor. He was a member of the Forsyth Assembly of God Church.

He is survived by his wife of forty nine years, Marie Underwood Shaw of Jackson, son; Eddie (Candy) Shaw of Huntsville, AL, daughters; Stacey (Chris) Mathews of Ellaville, GA and Jon Anne (Artie) Sattler of Charleston, SC, grandchildren; Jonathan (Melissa) McCollum, Austin Shaw, Ashleigh (Mark) Teal, sisters; Louise Herring of Madison, FL, Betty DeLoach of Valdosta, GA, brothers; William (Clemmie) Shaw of Lynn Haven, FL, and T.J. Shaw of Lake City, FL and several nieces and nephews.

'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.' Matthew 25:40. Mr. Shaw applied this principle to the youth by supporting the runaways and homeless youth shelters. In 2006, he started Santa's Rest Home Ministry and visited nursing homes delivering gifts to the residents. The family kindly suggest donations may be made to National Safe Place Network, 2722 Crittenden Dr., Louisville, KY 40209.

Those serving as pallbearers, Austin Shaw, Eddie Shaw, Jonathan McCollum, Royce Fortson, Run Thou and George Panos. Honorary pallbearers, James Gibson, William Greene, Dee Moon, Stewart Carter.

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Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of the arrangements.