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Roberta Hancock Shaw

June 17, 1939 — March 15, 2020

Roberta Hancock Shaw


At 4:00 p.m., March 17, 2020, Governor Henry McMaster issued an executive order which prohibits gatherings of 50 or more persons. Due to this mandate and in an effort to protect our community, staff, and the families we serve, Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home will operate in compliance with the governor's order. We, along with Mrs. Shaw's family have made the following changes to her funeral arrangements.

VISITATION: Only 50 people (including family and staff) will be permitted in the funeral home at a time. Our staff will work with guests to allow each of you a brief moment to pay your respects to the family. Please note that hand sanitizer will be provided throughout the funeral home. Also, this is the time to remember that a kind word and a warm smile can be as comforting to the family as a hug or handshake.

FUNERAL: Mrs. Shaw's funeral service will be closed to the public. Only family members, pall bearers, and officiants will be permitted. The funeral service will be broadcast via Facebook Live on the Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Facebook Page.

Thank you,

Brent and Brooke Taylor

Ruby, SC

Mrs. Roberta Hancock Shaw, age 80, entered into rest on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Funeral Services will be 3:00 PM Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. David Roscoe, Nathan Gardner, and Brent Taylor with burial to follow in the Mt. Croghan Memorial Park. The family will greet friends from 2:00 – 3:00 PM Wednesday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Shaw was born June 17, 1939 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Julius Benjamin “Ben” and Vinnie Elizabeth “Liz” Gulledge Hancock. She was a 1957 graduate of Ruby High School and a member of Mt. Croghan Baptist Church. Roberta was active in her church on the hostess committee and in her community cooking and serving for the Thompson Creek Baptist Church “Meals on Wheels” ministry, and the Ruby Cruise - In where she was affectionately known as the “Pimento Cheese Lady.” Of things most enjoyed, Roberta was a loving caregiver to everyone and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandson.

In addition to her parents, Roberta was also preceded in death by her husband, James P. “Buddy” Shaw.

Survivors include her children, Robbie (Bonnie) Shaw, and Beth (Stuart) Stepp both of Ruby, SC; grandchildren, Melissa (Finley) Teal of Nashua, NH, Evan Stepp of Atlanta, GA, Tracy (Chris) Burr, and Sam Lisenby both of Chesterfield, SC; great-grandchildren, Fin Teal, Dillon Burr, and Brayden Burr.

Memorials may be made to the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter, 467 Goodale Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to a charity of one’s choice.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home ( of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Shaw family.

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