By preddyfuner36002353, Jun 13 2019 02:51PM
Barbara Sue Shaw, 67, of Gordonsville, Virginia, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 9, 2019. She leaves behind many family, friends, and animals that she loved dearly.
Barbara was born on February 2, 1952 in Princeton, New Jersey, but spent most of her life in Gordonsville, Virginia. She grew up on Inglewood Farm, attended Louisa County Schools, and graduated from the School of Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University. While raising her 3 children, she was actively involved in the community and dedicated to providing them the most opportunities possible. She was a gifted gardener and loved to spend time outside tending to her plants. She could tell you the name of most any plant. Barbara enjoyed going to church, teaching Sunday school, and volunteering with Vacation Bible School.
Family was incredibly important to her. She loved hosting holidays and having picnics on her porch. You could often find her starting a game of cards with her grandkids. Barbara insisted on continuing to work at Trader Joes through retirement and they naturally became her second family. As many know, Barbara had a love for all animals and in later years built her schedule around taking care of her goats and bunnies. Barbara was a kind soul with a tenacious spirit that touched so many lives during her time on earth. She will be deeply missed, but her strong faith gives us peace knowing she is with the Lord.
Barbara is survived by her children, Karen Johnson, Robin O’Sullivan, and Matthew Baugh, her mother, Greta Shaw; her siblings, Wanda Frederick, Lorrie Pollard, David Shaw. Also a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Her service is scheduled for Saturday, June 15th at 11 am at Calvary Chapel Fluvanna, 2772 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Palmyra, VA. A reception will be held immediately following at Inglewood Farm. The burial is planned for a later date for family and close friends.