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Nellie Lessie Catherine (McAdams) Shaw

December 22, 1927 ~ March 26, 2021 (age 93)

Obituary

Mrs. Nellie Lessie Catherine Shaw was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 26, 2021. She loved the Lord and it was evident in how she lived. In addition to her parents, William Roosevelt and Sally Francis, she is predeceased by her husband, Wesley Herman, one sister, Annie Jefferies and one brother, J.W. McAdams.

To cherish Nellie’s legacy, life and love, she leaves her son, Herman Shaw (Cheryl) of Burlington, NC and daughter Vickie Graves (Dwight) of Chesterfield, VA; seven grandchildren Michael Shaw of Burlington NC; Lisa White (John) of Burlington, NC; Nikki (Toron) Gillis of Chesterfield, VA; Ashford Graves of Los Angeles, CA; Samone Graves-Cooper of Chesterfield, VA; Kenneth (Chuck) and Brian McCandies of Burlington, NC; seven great-grandchildren, Zoë, Navarre, and Jaxen Cooper, Tyler and Landon Gillis all of Chesterfield, VA; Ashton Graves of Alexandria, VA; and Abigail Graves of California; six siblings, Elsie Bozeman of Burlington, NC; Zelda Compton of Burlington, NC; Bobby McAdams (Freda) of Clinton, MD; Ressie Harris (Leo) Rouge Mount, NC; William McAdams (Linda) of Burlington, NC; Emma Sykes (James) of Burlington, NC. She leaves to celebrate her life a host of nieces, nephews, loving family, and friends. Her smile, love for others, and kindness will live in our hearts forever. 

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Services

Viewing
Friday
April 2, 2021

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sharpe Funeral Home, Inc,
520 Rosenwald St.
Burlington, NC 27217

Wake-with the Family present
Friday
April 2, 2021

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Sharpe Funeral Home, Inc,
520 Rosenwald St.
Burlington, NC 27217

Body To Lie in State
Saturday
April 3, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Jeffries Cross Baptist Church
2015 Jeffries Cross
Burlington, NC 27217

Funeral Service
Saturday
April 3, 2021

1:00 PM
Jeffries Cross Baptist Church
2015 Jeffries Cross
Burlington, NC 27217

Video is available for this event


Interment following funeral service
Saturday
April 3, 2021

North Lawn Cemetery
947-999 Ross St.
Burlington, NC 27217

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