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Xavier Eugene Shaw

November 8, 1964 — January 15, 2022

Xavier Eugene Shaw Sr. was born November 8, 1964 in Nashville, TN. Gods will was completed on January 15, 2022. He was proceeded in death by his mother Maggie Scruggs-Shaw and sister Yolanda Louise Stafford.


Growing up Xavier attended First Baptist Church South Inglewood in Nashville, TN. At a young age he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord & Savior.

Xavier was educated in the Davidson County school system attending both Stratford High School and White’s Creek High School. After completing high school Xavier entered the workforce and soon began his 30 plus year long career in the Facilities Department of Tennessee State University.

To his close family and friends Xavier was known as the life of the party. He truly loved to grill food for family functions and always had a colorful story to tell that would leave you feeling overwhelmingly entertained. Those who really got to know Xavier had an understanding that he would do anything in his power to help out the next person. He had a very giving and big heart. When he loved someone, he loved hard. He was known to be the “emotional’ one of his siblings and was not shy about shedding a tear. He was also known to be a disciplinarian to not only his own children, but to anyone he felt needed some direction. Though his words could be tough you knew they were coming from a place of love. He will truly be missed & no family function will be the same without him.

Family left to cherish his memories are his loving children: Xavier Eugene Shaw Jr., Aleka Kentia Dior Shaw, Tiqua Nichcole Shaw, Devin Irvin, Andrea’ Robertson and Ayanna Forester Pratt. Siblings: Peter (Stephanie) Wiggins, Winston (Annie Margaret) Shaw, Joyce (C’Archie) Robertson, Corey Shaw, Cassandra (Frankie) Adams, Sabrina Cox, Tony (Vanessa) Cox, James Cox. Sisters-in-love: Forvia (Temmie) Noel & Nieta Babb. Brother-in-love: Charles Babb. Survived by loving family. Visitation Thursday, January 20, 2022, 11-12 with funeral to follow at funeral home. Burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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