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Luvirta Shaw

October 26, 1930 — April 9, 2022



Luvirta Shaw, a very caring, noble and nurturing woman of great character, left this earthly presence and entered into eternal rest from her labors on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 5:15 a.m. She was born on October 26, 1930.

Luvirta was an active member of Ninth Street Church of Christ where she raised her six children in the church.  She served faithfully as part of the culinary staff, assisting in the After-School Tutorial Program, preparing communion and in the Ladies Bible Study.

Luvirta was a woman filled with compassion and a desire to help others whenever, wherever and however she could. Often referred to as “granny”, she was known for her quick wit, sense of humor and ability to give sound spiritual advice. Consequently, many people looked to her for wisdom, guidance and the love and attention she willingly gave that made others feel special. In addition to her kindness and her ever-present smile, she specialized in baking the best caramel cake in town.  Peaceful moments would often find Luvirta reading her bible or tending to her flower garden where she enjoyed watching the hummingbirds gather.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Isiah Shaw; her parents, Edd and Effie Robinson; one son, Jimi Wade Shaw, Jr., two sisters, Mary Helen Burgess and Louise Justin; four brothers, Edward Robinson, George Robinson, Milton Robinson, and Robert Robinson; and one sister-in-law, Bobbie Robinson.

Leaving behind to cherish her sweet memories are:


Barry Shaw and Reginald (Tevis) Shaw, both of Paducah, KY


Brenda (Lonnie) Harriford of Nashville, TN

Sherry (Gary) Ray of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Carolyn (Ardell) Nance of Paducah, KY


Trent (Nancy) Shaw of Cleveland, OH, Cameron Shaw of Springfield, IL, Reginald (Domonique) Shaw, Jr. of Sacramento, CA, Justin Shaw of San Diego, CA, Brandon (Paulina) Harriford of Purcellville, VA, Christopher Nance, Jimi (Marlena) Shaw, Jr., Dontae (LaToya) Shaw, All of Paducah, KY, Corey Nance of Lexington, KY, Allison (Santron) Davenport of Oak Park, IL, Bari Ray of Nashville, TN, and Levon (Marquittal) Sains of Savannah, GA


Tyrunn Walker of New Iberia, LA


Dorothy Richardson, Tresea Neil Hurd, both of Corinth, MS

Marie Jordan of Atlanta, GA


Eleanor Shaw of New Iberia, LA


Luvirta was a wonderful caring mother and grandmother.  She enjoyed her grandchildren tremendously and will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, April 16, 2022, 11:00 a.m. at Ninth Street Church of Christ with Brother Mark Rowe officiating.

Friends may also call Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral hour.

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Service Schedule

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Saturday, April 16, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Maplelawn Park Cemetery

1335 N 13th St, Paducah, KY 42001

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