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LASHAWNIA CARLENE GAITWOOD

July 29, 1972 ~ January 3, 2023 (age 50) 50 Years Old
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LaShawnia Carlene Phillips was born July 29, 1972. She was the firstborn of two daughters. Shawn, as we affectionately called her, accepted Christ at an early age. Most of her church life was under the leadership and direction of Rev. Clifton Phillips, who was her Father as well as her Pastor at Joshua House of Worship. While in church, Shawn grew a love and passion for singing. She sung in various choirs and smaller gospel singing groups. Most of Shawn’s upbringing was in Kirby, Texas, where she attended Kirby Elementary, Kirby Middle school and Judson High School. She also attended St. Phillips College.

Shawn later married on August 9, 1993, to Curtis Eugene Gaitwood, Jr., a widower with a five-year-old son, Jerome Joseph Gaitwood. Together they had a son, Jared Clifton Gaitwood. Shawn worked at various jobs. Her longest being with Olympia Elementary, in the Judson Independent School District. Where she worked as an attendance clerk for eighteen years.

Shawn had a love for family, friends, and people in general. But most of all she had a love for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Shawn is preceded in death by her father, Clifton Phillips; her mother, Carolyn Phillips; her grandmother Kathryn Gray passed on January 7, 2023-four days after Shawn’s passing.

Shawn leaves to cherish her memory: husband, Curtis Gaitwood, Jr.; sons: Jerome and Jared Gaitwood; sister, Monica Arceneaux (Derrick); aunts: Almetra Hudspeth (Vernon) and Annie Brown; niece, Kaci; nephews: Kevin, Jr., Jaiden, Derrick, Jr.; mother-in-love, Jerlene Gaitwood; sister-in-love, Lora Gaitwood-Smith (Boom); cousins, other relatives, and friends.

 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
January 26, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
NOW WORD COVENANT CHURCH
12525 NACOGDOCHES STE.110
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78217

Funeral Service
Thursday
January 26, 2023

11:00 AM
NOW WORD COVENANT CHURCH
12525 NACOGDOCHES STE.110
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78217

Interment
Thursday
January 26, 2023

1:45 PM
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78209

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