Dorothy Shaw

Dorothy Shaw

Dorothy Shaw, affectionately called “Mims” and “Aint Dot” went home to be with the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, April 13, 2019.  She was 87.  Dorothy was born in Nashville,TN to the late Thomas Clyde and Mary Etta Roberts on November 20, 1931.  She was preceded in death by her ex-husband, Johnny C. Shaw and their youngest son Johnny Shaw, Jr.  Siblings that preceded her in death were Milton Roberts, Thomas C. Roberts, Jr., Estella Garrett, Christine Frierson, Willie Mae Thompson, Vera Miller, Murtel Camadu, Georgia Inman, and Louise King.

She attended Pearl High School, Washington Jr. High, Drone Community College and Watkins College for some of her medical education.  Her caregiving spirit is what led her to become a nurse.  At one time she was a caregiver for her father In his old age. She was employed with Meharry Hospital as a Nurse for over 20 years and later worked for Vanderbilt Hospital.  She was a faithful member of Grace Apostolic Church in Nashville, Tennessee. After being led to the Lord by her daughter Florence, she got saved and received the Holy Ghost in 1983. She was a loving and caring woman that loved her family, loved her church and was active on the Culinary Staff for years, an officer of the Sister Federation Auxiliary and the Beautification Committee. Her hobbies included sewing and crafts.  This past year for our dear mother has not been easy but would have been harder had it not been for God, family and friends to prayerfully help us through.  She was truly loved and respected by her family and friends.  Her legacy will live on in those left to cherish her memory.  She is survived by her son Ronnie Shaw (Cynthia), daughters Florence Woods (Willie), and Chrystella Owens. She has 11 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.

Homegoing services will be Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Evergreen Cemetery Funeral Home at 1:30 (visitation), and 2:30 (for the service) in the Chapel located at 4535 Main Street.


  • Darline & David Marsh Posted April 19, 2019 2:31 pm

    Our thoughts and love are with you during this difficult time.

  • Florence Woods Posted April 23, 2019 8:13 am

    What I will miss about Mama is her spiritual discernment. When I would really have some tough challenges, I would get a phone call from her and she would say, “Is everything alright?” For me it was timely because she would begin to minister to me and it made all the difference in the world . I’ll miss her but I look forward to seeing her again!??

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