{August 6, 1956 - January 27, 2022}

Judy Carol (Gillespie) Shaw, passed from this life at the age of 65, on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at her home in Memphis, TN. She was born on August 6, 1956, in Vardaman, MS, to Roy Gillespie and Geraldine McGreger Gillespie. Judy was an alumni of Westwood School in Memphis Tn. for a period of time and she graduated from Fairley High School in Memphis in 1974.

Judy was the wife of John Shaw for thirty-four years. She spent many years as a baker for a local bakery. When Judy was not in the kitchen baking, she could be found shopping or crafting. She was an expert on the subject of love, which was evident by the affection she showed her grandchildren.

Although she has departed from our presence, her smiling face will forever be remembered in the hearts of her family and friends. Those left to cherish the memories of Judy are her husband John Shaw of Memphis, TN; one son Ben Shaw of Memphis, TN; daughter Jill Thomas of Southaven, MS; two brothers Kenneth Gillespie of Horn Lake, MS; and Steve Gillespie of Arlington, TN.

Judy is preceded in death by her parents, Roy Gillespie and Geraldine McGreger Gillespie, and one sister, Myra Akins.

A graveside service honoring Judy's life was held on Saturday January 29, 2022, at 2:00 PM at Poplar Springs Cemetery with Bro. Robert Earl Alexander officiating.

The Staff of Parker Memorial Funeral Home is honored to serve the Shaw family as they begin this new season of life.