Mary (Shaw) Hollingsworth

April 5, 1926August 2, 2022
Obituary of Mary (Shaw) Hollingsworth
Mary Beatrice Shaw Hollingsworth was born April 5, 1926 to Archie and Cora Shaw. She departed this life August 2, 2022 Mary was married to James Hollingsworth Sr. to which seven children were born. She was a Graduate of Fayette County Training School; Alabama State University, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree, The University of Alabama, earning her Master’s Degree and an additional studies at the University of TN, University of Kentucky, Howard University and Miles College. Mary was employed as an educator at Fayette County Training School, West Highland High School, Druid High School, Brewer State Junior College, Mary Holmes Junior College, and retired from Stillman College. Mary held several offices at Hunter Chapel AME Zion church and the General AME Zion Church. She was also a member of International Reading Association and Alpha Kappa Alpha. Mary is survived by six children: Marcia H. Gettys, Aberdeen MS, James Hollingsworth Jr (Cathy), Kennedy AL, Steven Ray Hollingsworth, Tuscaloosa AL, Stanley Wade Hollingsworth (Sharon), Birmingham Al, Marilyn H Simon (Tyrone), Tuscaloosa AL, Jarvis Vincent Hollingsworth (Andrea), Houston TX; Sisters Lethia Smith, Jackson MS, Joyce O’Brien (Lester Sr) Tampa FL, brother Bobby Shaw, Fayette AL, and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Mary is predeceased by her parents, Archie and Cora Shaw; her husband, James Hollingsworth, Sr.; her son, Stacey Clen Hollingsworth Psalms 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. 3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. 4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. 5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Acknowledgment: With everything that’s going on, our family expresses deep appreciation for the many displays of love, concern, and kindness shown to us during this time of bereavement. The Mary Shaw Hollingsworth Family Sunset Brown-Service Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hollingsworth Family during their time of bereavement. Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made at

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Friday, August 05, 2022

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Saturday, August 06, 2022

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