Martha Jean (Corley) Shaw

December 13, 1942 ~ January 10, 2020 (age 77)


Mrs. Martha Jean Corley Shaw, age 77 of Wilkesboro, formerly of Carrollton, Mississippi, passed at her home on Friday, January 10, 2020.

Memorial services will be held 3:00 PM, Monday, January 13, 2020 at Wilkesboro Baptist Church with Rev. Tad Craig officiating. The family will receive friends after the service at the home, 102 Woodland Blvd. Wilkesboro.

Mrs. Shaw was born December 13, 1942 in Pascagoula Mississippi to Robert R. and Jimmie Lois Eubanks Corley. She grew up in Thebes, IL and considered her hometown as Chicago, IL. After moving to Itta Bena, Mississippi, she met and married Jimmie Bryant Shaw, Sr. while he worked as the Town Manager for her father, Robert R. Corley, the Mayor of Itta Bena. They married on March 12, 1977 and were married for 40 years prior to his death on September 10, 2016.  During her career as an Office Manager she was employed by The Greenwood Commonwealth, Scientific Telecom and Johnson Implements, all located in Greenwood Mississippi. She retired from Johnson Implements. Martha Shaw was an accomplished business woman, loving and doting wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She loved her family, loved to craft, sew and scrapbook. Her legacy is the love she gave to her husband, children and grandchildren as well as her extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; Jimmie Bryant Shaw, Sr., a son in law; Wesley W. Gregory, a sister; Bobbie Johnson and a brother; Robert Hal Corley who died in Vietnam.

She is survived by three daughters; Gia Amato Gregory of Wilkesboro, Michelle Amato Livingston and husband, Matt of Greenwood, MS, Stephanie Amato Morris, a son; Dr. Francis X. Amato, III and wife Gena Amason Amato of Blowing Rock, a step daughter; Loretta Shaw Langdon and husband Dirk of Smithfield, NC, ten grandchildren; Chase Alexander Wylie, Justin Brady Morris, DJ Langdon and wife Jodee Boswell Langdon, Gray Robert Brower, Madelaine Claire Amato, Lillian Nicole Amato, Abigail Leigh Amato, Shelby Layne Browning Warren and husband Caleb Warren, Sarah Landreth “Laila” Browning and Nathan Lewis, a great grandson; Finley Shaw Langdon, three sisters; Peggy Green Palmer and husband Alex of Red Banks, MS, JoAnne Williams of Cape Girardeau, Missouri and Mitzi Pittman Workman of Collierville, TN, a brother; Jack Corley and wife Doreena of Valparaiso, IN and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like for memorials be made to the American Cancer Society PO Box 9 North Wilkesboro, NC 28659 or to Aiden’s Army c/o Sharron Amason, 322 Clawson Street Apt. 108 Boone, NC 28607 to help Aiden Amason fight a rare childhood cancer.

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Memorial Service
January 13, 2020

3:00 PM
Wilkesboro Baptist Church
Wilkesboro, NC 28697


American Cancer Society
PO Box 9, North Wilkesboro NC 28659

Aiden's Army c/o Sharron Amason
322 Clawson Street Apt. 108, Boone NC 28607

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