James Edward Shaw

James Shaw

James Edward Shaw was born November 6, 1961 to Andrew and Hester Shaw in Los Angeles, California. He was the fourth born of six children. 


James graduated from Gardena High School where he was a multi-sport athlete. He continued his education and basketball at California State University-Dominguez Hills, where he was a stand-out, receiving All-American recognition. 


He spent much of his career working for Federal Express. James was an avid sports fan and could often be found rooting for the Lakers or watching his daughters compete. He accepted Christ at a young age and was passionate about mentoring, giving to others and teaching from his experiences. He was a kind and gentle man. 


In 1986, he married his college sweetheart and wife of 31 years, Donna Elaine Morris. They spent many years together in Virginia before moving to Texas, where he passed. 


He is the beloved father of two daughters, Rachel Pierre (Jeremy) and Dorian Shaw. He was the devoted grandfather to Josiah Pierre. 


He is the loved brother of Sandra Boults (Jessie), Stanley Shaw (deceased), Virginia Summers (Billy), Jacqueline Sumbler (Sam), and Ronnie Shaw, and brother in law to David Morris (Kellie). 


Additionally, James is survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends who loved him dearly. 


A visitation will take place on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 2pm followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 3pm in the chapel of Carnes Funeral Home, Texas City.