Helen Virginia Shaw
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.
Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard’s Mortuary Winnie
- 134, Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, Texas, 77665,
- January 7, 2023
- 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
First Baptist Church – Winnie
- 120, E Pear Ave, Winnie, TX, 77665,
- January 8, 2023
- 2:00 pm
- , , Winnie, TX, 77665,
- January 8, 2023