Carol Jean (Lyons) Shaw

July 27, 1960 ~ January 1, 2024 (age 63) 63 Years Old

Carol Shaw Obituary


Carol Jean Lyons Shaw, age 63, of Old US Highway 421, Zionville, passed away Monday afternoon, January 1, 2024 at her home.  Born July 27, 1960 in Avery County, she was a daughter of Rose Marie Buck Lyons and Ned D. Lyons, Jr.

Carol was a woman of strong will and strong faith.   She loved her family beyond measure.  She always enjoyed planning and organizing events and particularly cooking southern style for her family.  When able, she enjoyed music, singing in the choir, and keeping physically fit through clogging, lifting weights and dancing.   In addition to her family, Carol felt a special closeness to her sister, Anna.   Her constant companion was her fur ball, Mickey Mo, and forever in her heart was her love for all animals.

Carol is survived by her husband, Morgan Lawrence Shaw; sons, Christopher Morgan Shaw of Zionville and Cody St. Clair Shaw and significant other, Emma Ruth Beason of Banner Elk; sister, Anna Grace Lyons of Vilas; and brothers, Jerry Michael Lyons and wife, Judy, of Maryland, Thomas Danny Lyons and wife, Danna, of Myrtle Beach, SC and Harry Dean Lyons and wife, Susan, of Boone.  Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.  

Memorial services for Carol Shaw will be celebrated Sunday afternoon, January 14, 2024 at 3 o’clock at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Chapel.

The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 o’clock, prior to services, at Austin & Barnes.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Watauga Humane Society, Post Office Box 1835, Boone, NC  28607.


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