Helen Virginia Shaw

August 17, 1932 - January 3, 2023

Helen Shaw passed away at her home, surrounded by her loving family on January 3, 2023. She was born August 17, 1932, in Beaumont, Texas, the daughter of Claude John Roberts, Sr. and Caroline Levy Roberts.

Helen was a graduate of High Island High School, Class of 1950. She married Leon Stewart Shaw on February 20, 1953, in Galveston, Texas. They enjoyed 59 years of marriage. A beloved mother, she was always there for her children, lending a helping hand. Helen enjoyed an active social life and she loved to travel. Helen relished spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She especially loved attending East Chambers ball games and watching her granddaughter Kristy Baker coach. As an avid gardener, she was well known for her beautiful and well-manicured flowers and lawn.

Helen always had a kind word and a giving heart. She helped so many people over the years in her quiet, gentle way, and her influence was a shining example of servant leadership. Helen was an active member of the Women of Wisdom Sunday School Class and of First Baptist Church of Winnie, Texas.

She is survived by her siblings, Caroline Chipman, of Pearland, Texas; Claude John Roberts, of Spring, Texas; and Dorothy Zullo, of Atascocita, Texas; children, Karen Luke and husband, George, of Lumberton, Texas; Darrell Shaw and wife, Cathy, of Longview, Texas; Shelia Baker and husband, Jimmy, of Winnie, Texas; and Stuart Shaw of Winnie, Texas; grandchildren, Lesley Campbell and husband, Jason, of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; Jimmy Ray Baker III and wife, Kelly, of Old River, Texas; Kristy Baker of Winnie; Windi Searcy and husband, Jamie, of Katy, Texas; Courtney Bennett and husband, Josh, of Fannett, Texas; Sydney Shaw of Winnie Texas; Blake Shaw of Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, Alaska; great-grandchildren, Tony Baker; Nicole Shaw; Damian Shaw; Kylor Eubanks; Kinzie Searcy; and Jace Bennett. Helen leaves behind many good friends and community members that loved her dearly.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Leon Shaw; sisters, Lillian Lucas; Julia Frankland; Claudine Eckler; and Joy Mizell; and grandsons, Brandon Shaw and Jared Shaw.

A gathering of Mrs. Shaw’s family and friends will be 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Saturday, January 7, 2023, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. Her funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 8, 2023, at First Baptist Church, 130 West Pear Avenue, Winnie, with her interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie.

Those who wish to remember Helen in a special way may make donations to the Women of Wisdom Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 665, Winnie, Texas 77665, to continue the good work she has participated in for many years.


Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Winnie
  • 134, Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, Texas, 77665,
  • January 7, 2023
  • 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Funeral Service

First Baptist Church – Winnie
  • 120, E Pear Ave, Winnie, TX, 77665,
  • January 8, 2023
  • 2:00 pm


Fairview Cemetery
  • , , Winnie, TX, 77665,
  • January 8, 2023

Comments (14)

    Ashley Villejoin says:

    So sorry to hear about your mother love the Villejoin family

    Barbara+and+Don+Spencer says:

    So sorry for your loss she was such a sweet, friendly, kind lady.

    Larry Meaux, Jr. says:

    To Shelia and Jimmy.

    The Meaux Family

    Concetta Rollins says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with each one of your mother/grandmother. Mrs. Helen was such a wonderful and talented lady. She will be greatly missed.

    Jody Sullivan says:

    Sorry for your loss! She was always so kind! I want be able to show my respect for the service. But will be praying for y’all.

    Annette Misenheimer says:

    I got to know Helen when my twin sister Jan, married her brother Claude Jr. She was like family and her children also. I send all of her family and friends my sincere condolence. I will miss her, but we will meet again by and by.
    Ann Misenheimer

    Denise Bettis Patton says:

    So sorry! Prayers and thoughts!

    Janie Standley says:

    So very sorry to hear this. She was a wonderful, special lady.

    Melissa Ogden Hoyt says:

    Dear Sheila and family, I’m am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know I’ll be praying for comfort for the days ahead.

    Ann Kahla and Kyle Kahla says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    Glen and Lynn Monteau says:

    Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the family of Mrs. Shaw.

    Glenda Woolwine says:

    I loved Mrs. Helen! She would come in the flowershop and visit and laugh. She will be missed.

    Suzie and Kenny Ortego says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during their time of sorrow. Ms. Helen was a great lady. Enjoyed working with her at the Baptist Church. She will be missed. Love, Suzie and Kenny Ortego

    Malcolm Rollins says:

    During my many trips up and down Koch Road if Miss Helen was outside I always tried to stop a few times for just a few minutes and say hello . She always seemed to be just a good old down to earth person . Her knowledge of plants and shrubs was spot on . The loss of our parents leaves a huge void cherish the years you all had with her . God Bless You

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