Maria Shaw-Sloan, daughter of the late Bishop Herbert Bell Shaw and Mary Ardelle Shaw, was born July 27, 1947 in Wilmington, NC. She entered into eternal rest on Thursday January 19, 2023 at Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove. She graduated from Clinton Jr. College, Rock Hill, SC and Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC earning her degree.
Maria was a member of St. Luke AME Zion Church under the leadership of her father. She volunteered in different ministries in the church and had a great love for playing the piano and singing. She traveled the world with Church Organizations with her mother and father. She later had a passion for becoming a Caregiver, in which she did for years.
She was preceded in death by her son, Richard Spencer Barnhill, III and her brother, John Herbert Shaw.
She leaves to cherish her memory: three daughters, Cordia, Velda and Renee (Mike); a special great-grandson whom she raised, Glesias “Scoop” Dowe; eleven grandchildren, Tiara (Zac), Herbert (Tiffany), Valeria (Dick), Jeffery (Kennetta), Drucinda, Johnathan (Bonnie), Tamika, Tyesha, Jessica (Jeremy), Cordaro (Brittney), Sylvester, Ricky, Legend; twenty-five great-grandchildren; a special daughter-in-law, Tajuan; two nieces; close family, Arshur, Yvonne; in-laws, Glender, Regina (David), Jerome, Boris, Faye; special family close to her heart, Greg, Dennis, Caletha and a host of other relatives and friends.
The visitation will be at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Friday January 27, 2023. Funeral Services will be conducted at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel at 2:00 PM Saturday January 28, 2023. Burial will at Pine Forest Cemetery.
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