Ruby "Mitchie" Jones Shaw

April 12, 1939January 17, 2020
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Ruby "Mitchie" Jones Shaw, 80, passed away on January 17, 2020. Born on April 12, 1939 in Raleigh, NC; she was the daughter of the late Emil Newton Lorren and Ruby Warmack Lorren and the wife of the late Stacy Lynwood Jones (1983) and Scott Shaw (1996).

Mitchie was known as the owner and operator of Silver and Lace Bakery and Catering. She was a member of Brooks Avenue Church of Christ. She enjoyed traveling, going to the beach and being with and feeding her family. Family always came first.

She is survived by her children: Rhonda J. Barnes (Ben), Sneads Ferry; Kathryn J. Weaver, Franklinton; David Wayne Jones (Kathy), Blounts Creek; Tracee J. Douglas (Chris), Raleigh; step-children: Steven Shaw (Doreen), VA and Leslie Shaw, NY; sisters: Charlotte Cherry, GA; Clarice Holland, Raleigh; and Shirley Daniel (Payne), FL; sister-in-law: Carolyn Peebles, Raleigh; brother-in-law: Bernard "Bunny" Bazensky, Raleigh; ten grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and by other family and friends.

Family will receive friends on Monday evening from 5-7 pm at Mitchell Funeral Home (7209 Glenwood Avenue). Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 11 am in the funeral home chapel, with interment to follow at Raleigh Memorial Park.


  • Lewis Barnes
  • Chris Barnes
  • Travis Warren
  • Chris Warren
  • Linwood Weaver
  • Benjamin Barnes III


  • Visitation Monday, January 20, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 21, 2020


Ruby "Mitchie" Jones Shaw

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Shirley Daniel

January 21, 2020

My sister Mitchie, you being the youngest of four girls, I was almost four when you were born so you were our pride and joy with your blue eyes and round face. We loved you and spoiled you but you grew up to be a beautiful and talented young lady. I have so many fond memories of growing up and attending church every Sunday, riding the school bus to Millbrook, our trips to the coast, going to Brooks Roller Skating Rink, all of the weddings we attended, our helping with your catering events, and most of all your homemade fruit cakes that you shared with us and everyone at Christmas time. You even sent me one just three years ago even though you had to get someone to help you do the mixing. Thanks for being my loving little sister,
Shirley Lorren Daniel.

Sue Vaughan

January 19, 2020

Mitchie & her mom & dad took Cliff & I under their wings when we moved to Raleigh in 1981....she was an awesome neighbor & friend, over the years we became good birthday her kids filled her front yard with Flamingoes....the one thing I will always remember, she was by far, the best Baker in Raleigh....have had some medical problems myself & she moved in with Kathy, I didn't see her as much as I would have liked after she moved....RIP Mitchie, say hi to Scott, & please give Cliff a hug if U see him...U will surely be you lady, & thank-you for being a friend!!!

betsy blake

January 19, 2020

To All Family Members:
Oh the fun and precious memories of Lynwood and Mitchie when
the children were little. The visits, the card games, and the kid's
Birthday parties. Such lovey memories of my friend, Mitchie.
My sincere condolences given with pure love.

Judy & Larry Weaver

January 19, 2020

Wonderful memories of that Beautiful Smile Mitchie always had on her face.
She so much loved her Family. Kathy your Mama would have pulled the Moon from the sky for you. She loved you💕💕dearly.

Melvina Cozier

January 19, 2020

I so so wish I had the opportunity to have met youMrs Mitchie, I’ve heard so many wonderful things about you from my brother and sister, my favorite will always be your coconut vanilla cake !!
I know you’re at a beautiful place now, and if you comes across a darker version of your self please give her a big hug for me because that’s my mother.
Sleep now your job is done here❤️🙏🏽

Doris Dew

January 18, 2020

I'm so glad I had the opportunity to know Mitchie. Such a sweet and gentle lady. I remember how excited and proud she was when she was able to open her own bakery and catering business. Silver and Lace was so lovely. I live close to the building and go by there on a regular basis. It brings back sweet memories every time I go past it.

Donna Wayne

January 18, 2020

Mitchie, I enjoyed your smile, your laugh, your sense of humor, love of family, making great cakes and love of life. You will be missed but leave behind wonderful children who love you and miss you very much. Enjoy your good health now and the freedom of Heaven!

Stephen Daniel

January 18, 2020

I remember every time I visited her she always wanted to take me to the near by seafood place to get me some popcorn shrimp, she was one of the kindest people I knew and she always put others ahead of herself now she is resting in her Savior's arms at peace and I shall miss her

David Mills

January 18, 2020

So thankful to have had Mitchie as a friend. I enjoyed my time with her through the years -- laughing, sharing memories, and talking about her cakes. She loved family. - David Mills

Thomas Page

January 18, 2020

Mitchie we love and will miss you so much . I am so glad to have met and shared my life and child hood with you the world is at a loss today with out you here . Heaven has a new angel and family and friends who have left us will open arms and well come you in heaven



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