December 11, 1935 - March 16, 2021
Sallie McMoore Shaw was born on December 11, 1935, in Rock Hill, South Carolina. She was baptized at an early age at Union Baptist Church, Rock Hill, South Carolina and demonstrated with passion the life of a humanitarian. Since graduating from Virginia Union University with a Bachelor of Arts in History Education in 1971 and from Montclair State College of Montclair, New Jersey, with a Masters Reading Specialist Degree. Sallie worked tirelessly as a teacher, mentor, and spiritual leader until she retired on June 30, 1999. Sallie joined New Point Missionary Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, in 1972 where she was an adult church school teacher for 24 years. She was appointed the Director of Christian Education by Reverend Mitchell Douglas. Later, she was certified as Dean of Christian Education by the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education Sunday School Publishing Board. Serving in theses capacities, Sallie organized the Department of Christian Education at New Point. Some of the ministries included training workshops, an annual Leadership Institute, a New Members Class, a Young Adult Fellowship, a Vacation Bible School, and annual Church Fellowship and an annual Christian Education Day. For ten years and with divine inspiration, Sallie worked in Christian Education with the Baptist General Convention of New Jersey in the areas of Social Action, the Training Institute, the Young People’s Study Ministry, and Protocol/Parliamentarian for the Women’s Auxiliary. Studying through the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education from 1980 - 1998, Sallie received a Certificate of Completion for the Deans and Presidents Workshop and the Christian Education Certificate of Progress Program. For three years, she was one of the writers of Youth Literature for the National Baptist Sunday School Publishing Board. Sallie developed numerous programs and activities while working in public education. Recognition of her work and contributions include service awards from the Orange Board of Education, Orange New Jersey; Irvington Adult High School Alternative Program, Irvington, New Jersey; and New Point Baptist Church, Newark, New Jersey; a Ten -Year Delegate’s Award to the National Education Convention from the NJEA, a Twenty-five Year Service Award; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; The Human Relations Award from Essex County Education Association; New Jersey Governor’s Teachers’ Award from Orange Middle School; the Economic Opportunity Fund Advisory Board Award from Bloomfield College; Effectiveness Training for Women’s Award by the New Jersey Education Association; Award for Excellence from Essex County Youth Employment Program; the New Jersey 4-H Leadership Award; and the Teacher-of-the-Year Award from Tremont Avenue School. After living in New Jersey for 29 years, Sallie rejoined Mount Olivet Baptist Church on August 1, 1999, where she has been a student and a teacher in the Adult Church School. On September 30, 2001, she became a Deaconess and was active in the Southside Cell of Grace Cell Ministry. She was a student in Pastor Husband’s Armor Bearer’s training class and was appointed to the ministry of Christian Education and the Mount Olivet Leadership Training Educational Network Bible Institute. She became an ordained Deacon on September 20, 2002. Sallie was preceded in death by her mother, Ammie McMoore Simpson; her husband, Robert Shaw; her four sons, Wilson, Anton, Fernando and Lamont. She leaves to cherish her memories: daughter, Stephenaye Shaw; grandchildren: Michael Talbert, Jr., Sonita Talbert and Rummel Carr (Cierra); great-grandchildren: Mykhael Talbert, Malachi Talbert, Lamel Carr, Ya’Layna Carr; sisters: Martha Jackson, Bettie Johnson, Barbara Smith (Wallace) and Margie Sutton; brothers: Jessie McMoore, Joe McMoore, and Rev. John Simpson (Sharon); a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Sallie McMoore Shaw was born on December 11, 1935, in Rock Hill, South Carolina. She was baptized at an early age at Union Baptist Church, Rock Hill, South Carolina and demonstrated with passion the life of a humanitarian. Since graduating... View Obituary & Service Information
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