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Mae Helen Shaw Blevins

Mae Helen Shaw Blevins

Sep 9, 1944

May 2, 2024


Mae Helen Shaw Blevins, 79, of Louisville transitioned on May 2, 2024 at Norton Audubon Hospital.

Visitation 9-10 Saturday, May 11, 2024 at Christ's Church for Our Community 1226 Krupp Park Dr. Funeral to follow at 10AM. Burial Calvary Cemetery.

Mae Helen Shaw Blevins was born on September 9, 1944, in Dyersburg, Tennessee. She was the oldest of her mother’s (Helen Shaw) children. Mae’s Christian journey began at an early age and later she united with Christ’s Church For Our Community in Louisville. She was a faithful member until her health began to fail.

By the time Mae was ready to go to school, the family had moved to Paducah, Kentucky, where she received her education and went on to Western Kentucky Vocational School and became both a tailor and a seamstress. She used her skills to keep family and friends dressed to perfection. Although she worked hard to master the skills she needed to become a successful seamstress, she found time for romance, married the love of her life, and became the proud parents of three sons and two daughters.

Mae loved sewing, but she also loved cooking and cooking she did! She was the “baking extraordinaire”! Her meatloaf with the boiled egg in the center was a pure delight! Fresh greens, macaroni and cheese, and fried fish were part of every family gathering. For dessert her Mountain Dew and Caramel cakes were legendary. Her recipes became a treasured gift!

In 1970, the family moved to Louisville for better opportunities, and Mae was hired at General Electric where she remained an employee until she retired. Work was a necessity, but her greatest joy was her faith, family and friends. On every holiday, the family would gather to spend precious time talking, reminiscing, laughing, and enjoying one another. She was preceded in death by: her mother, Helen Shaw; daughter, Latrina Blevins; brother, Donald Rae Shaw; and sister, Rosemary Smith.

On Tuesday, May 2, 2024, Mae Helen Shaw Blevins departed this life. Her memories will live on in her children, Joseph Shaw, Tanya Hocker (Saikou Jatta,) Phillip Shaw, and Fredrick Blevins (Laura); 21 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sisters, Patrica Shaw and Glenda Maddox; and longtime companion, Leroy Green.

We will miss her phrase “Wait a minute now” when she needed clarification on what was being said.

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