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It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone, for part of us went with you the day God called you home. God was looking for another angel and he chose Frances, my sister and best friend.
Frances Shaw Mosby was born on November 26, 1937 in Bethune, S.C. She transitioned this life in the early evening hours at 6:35pm on August 18, 2020 surrounded by her loving family at the Center For Hope in Scotch Plains, NJ
She was the eldest of three children born to the late Willie and Corrine Shaw. Mr. Shaw relocated his family to Newark, NJ for employment at Phelps Dodge Copper Company in Elizabeth, NJ when Frances was 4 years old. Frances was educated in the Newark public schools. She was a stellar, honor student and excelled in all endeavors (academics, sports and leadership). She graduated from 18th Avenue Elementary, Cleveland Junior High and Westside High at the top of her class. After graduating from high school the family moved to East Orange, NJ, she attended Rutgers University.
Frances embarked on the beginning of a successful career at NJ Bell Telephone Company, which later became known as Verizon. While working at Verizon she met the love of her life; Irving Mosby. After a long courtship they were married on April 11, 1970 and relocated to Middlesex County (Edison, Piscataway) for the remainder of their lives. Through diligence and perseverance, she ascended through the ranks of the company until she rose to the level of Regional Manager. After a thriving and successful career of 30 years with Verizon, Frances retired as a regional manager at the age of 52.
Frances was an exercise enthusiast who faithfully walked with the mall walking club five mornings a week at the Woodbridge Mall. In addition to exercising, she was an avid traveler who loved to go on cruises, travel abroad and venture on tours of the U.S. Frances was also civically minded as she served as a Democratic Committee woman for the Piscataway Democratic Party for 28 years.
Even with all of these professional, personal and political accolades what was most important to Frances was her commitment to God. Frances was a dedicated and faithful member of the North Stelton AME Church in Piscataway. She served for many years as Treasurer of the Usher Board, the Anna Howard Missionary Society, Chairperson for First Sunday Nursing home visits and volunteered every 1st and 3rd Saturday for the James Bryant Food Pantry. She was a member of the Senior Bible Study and arranged trips for the group.
Frances leaves to cherish her memories her sister; Rosemary Linder, nephews, Kenneth G. Linder Jr, Ryan Linder, ESQ, Todd Mosby, Jonathan Shaw and niece Marie Linder. Great nephews; Larue Linder, Marcus Linder and a host of Uncles, Aunts, in-laws, Cousins and friends.
Frances joins in heavenly praise, her parents; Willie and Corrine Shaw, her husband Irving Mosby and brother John Jay Shaw.
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