Celia Wood Shaw
June 5, 1929 – Sept. 9, 2021
On Sept. 9, 2021, Celia Wood Shaw died at her home in Raymond. A funeral service was at Raymond Presbyterian Church in Raymond Sept. 11, 2021, graveside services followed at Lakewood Memorial Park..
Mrs. Shaw was born June 5, 1929, in Tylertown to the late Alma McCain Wood and Henry Albert Wood Sr. She graduated from New Zion School where she was a member of the basketball team. Following high school, she graduated from Draughon’s Business School in Jackson and went on to work for the Russell Co. in Jackson. While working in Jackson, she met her husband, Attorney George E. Shaw. Shaw loved to fly and swooned Celia on their first date with a flight around Jackson. The couple was married for 57 years, and during that time they continued to enjoy flying and travelling the world together.
She was an active part of the Raymond community serving with the Hinds County 4-H, Girl Scouts, and was an active member of the Raymond Presbyterian Church for over 60 years. As a member of the church she served with the Women of the Church, sang in the choir, and worked with the children of Vacation Bible School.
In addition to serving, Mrs. Shaw loved to travel with her family. She spent many years cheering on her grandchildren at horse shows, and always greeted them after school everyday with one of her favorite home cooked southern dishes. When she wasn’t travelling, she would make sure that she tuned in to cheer on her Atlanta Braves. She was an avid sports fan and was always planning the next adventure.
She was preceded in death by her husband George E. Shaw Jr., her son George E. “Buddy” Shaw III, her brother Bill Wood, and sisters Edith Blackwell, Inez Dillon, Francis Thomas, Alfreda Watts.
Survivors are her daughter Sandra Shaw Pope and her husband Robert of Dadeville, AL. She is also survived by her grandchildren John J. Pope and his wife Jordan (John Rowdy and Eliza Jane) and Dr. Crystal Adams and her husband Chad (Brady and Beau).
Zack Byrd and David Irving officiated the funeral service. Music was provided by Joy Lyles. Pallbearers were John Pope, Chad Adams, Henry Albert Wood III, Troy Skinner, Dr. Clarke Stewart, John Lipscomb, Bubba Skinner and Shayne Foreman.
Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home of Raymond was in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please make any memorial contributions to Raymond Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 1414, Raymond, MS 39154.