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Mr. Shawn Dale Thomason, son of the late Carl McCullough and Leola Thomason Dade was born on August  31, 1972. He transitioned to his eternal home on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at the age of forty-six. He is now in the arms of his heavenly Father.

Shawn graduated from East Lincoln High School and was a member of Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Church. He worked for Freightliner Truck Manufacturing Plant in Cleveland, NC. Shawn was an inspiration to everyone who knew him. He enjoyed good music, good company, and watching his favorite football team, the Dallas Cowboys. Shawn was always well dressed, cologned up, and looked forward to spending quality time with family and friends. His magnetic personality, memorable laugh, and smile could light up any room. 

Shawn was well known for his dedication to his family and he loved spending quality time with his son. He was definitely one-of-a-kind and found humor in every situation. Shawn was a sweet and gentle soul and he will be missed by many.

Shawn was preceded in death by his father Carl McCullough and grandfather, Leroy Thomason, Sr.

Shawn leaves to cherish his precious memories: son, Shawn Garrett Thomason; mother, Leola Thomason Dade; step-father, Billy Dade; siblings, Myranda Roseboro (Johnny), Carl Ruff, Scott Ruff, and Nikia Dade Neely (James); grandmother, Blanche Thomason; and a host of uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends who loved and adored him dearly.
Funeral: Saturday; January 19, 2019; 2:00 p.m.;  Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Church-7447 Old Plank Road, Stanley

Visitation: one hour before the service at the church

Interment: Gold Hill Church Cemetery, Stanley

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  • Thursday, January 17, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Gregory Funeral Service
  • Saturday, January 19, 2019
    Right now, when your loss is so fresh, it may be difficult for you to imagine that this pain will ever go away. But in time the blessing of God's unfailing love will soften the hurt you're feeling and bring your heart the peace, comfort and hope that it needs to heal. How? Revelation 21:4 tells us that soon everything that causes us pain, including death, will be gone forever. We also have the hope of our loved ones being resurrected here on earth, as Acts 24:15 tells us. I do hope you find comfort in this. Though I did not know Shawn, he sound like a beautiful person. I am touched by your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences. JW.org
    ~ Fred   Hamden, CT
  • Thursday, January 17, 2019
    Please accept my sincere regrets for your loss. Death is never an easy thing to have to deal with. The bible does provide us with comfort and hope in times such as these. Revelation 21:4 says that God will wipe every tear from our eyes and death and pain will be no more.
    ~ Lisa L   Gastonia, NC
  • Saturday, January 19, 2019
    Sorry for your lost. May God Bless You and Your Family. Love. Tami Wingate-Abernathy
    ~ Tami Wingate-Abernathy   Hickory, NC
  • Saturday, January 19, 2019
    Sorry for your lost. May God Bless You and Your Family. Love. Tami Wingate-Abernathy
    ~ Tami Wingate-Abernathy   Hickory, NC
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    We are saddened to know you are grieving the recent loss of your loved one. May you find comfort in the words found in Psalms 34:18 which reads: “ Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Our loving God cares about us and is ready to bring us comfort if we allow him (1John 5:14). He also has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored into a beautiful paradise (Acts 24:15 Isaiah 55;11). See and imagine yourself welcoming back to life your dear loved one? Find out more about this resurrection online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez