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Reverend Calvin Shaw, Jr. was born on December 2, 1929 in Pavo, Georgia.  He was the oldest child born to Calvin, Sr. and Nancy Stacey Shaw. 

After relocating to High Point in 1996, Reverend preached at many of the local churches and served as interim pastor until he became the full time pastor at Mt Zion Baptist Church in 2003 where he served until his retirement in 2007.

A man of deep faith and with an abiding love of God, Reverend loved a good sermon and good gospel singing.  His favorite songs were "Won't it be Grand" and “O I Want To See Him". 

Reverend loved to garden, tending to his lawn and planting his vegetable garden and flowers.  He was a true lover of the beauty of God's landscape.  He loved to watch and feed birds.  And he loved a good joke and often had a joke or a story of his own to tell.  He had a magnificent sense of humor. 

He leaves to mourn his life and cherish his memory, his beloved wife of 54 years and caretaker, Mrs. Nettie Shaw; three daughters, Christine, Catherine and The Hon. Irene Jones; three sisters, Bessie Leach, Loretha Wyche and Vera James; three granddaughters; three great-granddaughters and a score of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and his beloved church families.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 753 E. Washington Drive. Interment will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:30 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.


Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.

Rev. Calvin Shaw, Jr.
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  • Saturday, April 21, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    I worked with Cal at Sheetz in Asheboro. He was an amazing, kind, and generous man! I am so sorry for your loss!
    ~ Katie Angel   High Point, NC
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    Our condolences goes out to Mrs. Shaw, her daughter and all the love ones and friends of the family. Mr. Shaw was pleasant and a joy to be around. We will miss his presence and bright smile. Thank you for allowing us to care for Mr. Shaw.
    ~ Emmanuel Senior Enrichment Center   High Point, NC
  • Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    Agregar informaci├│n, you will be missed especially your kindness.weh
    ~ Ivory Joe & Obbie Hicks   Richmond, VA
  • Friday, April 27, 2018
    We're sorry to hear about your recent loss. May you find strength from the words of Philippians 4:13 which says: "For all things I have the strength through the one who gives me power." What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    1 Corinthians 15:26 reads; "And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing" Your loved one will never have to face the last enemy, death, ever again. in the meantime, his acts of faith love on until he stands up alive and whole in the Paradise. for more information about Jehovah's plans for obedient mankind, please visit our website
    ~ Lonnie Burke   Loganville, GA
  • Friday, June 01, 2018
    We can look forward to the day when there will be no more sickness and death. Revelation 21:4 says: "And he (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away". God cares for the brokenhearted; Psalm 34:18 assures us that he is close to them. Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7)
    ~ Rachel Morton
  • Sunday, June 03, 2018
    I am sadly heart broken of this news. I did not know that Mr. Shaw passed or I definitely would have showed my respect and attended the funeral. My deepest apologies for not being aware and attending. Mr. Shaw was very special. He married me and my ex-husband. Although we are now divorced not only did he marry us but we were neighbors for many many years. You lived right behind our house. I watched you mow your grass and tend to your garden. You gave much wisdom to my son as well as to me and I pray peace on your soul.
    ~ Natasha Pierce   Greensboro, NE