New Bethlehem Baptist Church, 500 Bois D’Arc St., will be the setting at 5 p.m. Saturday for a 95th birthday celebration in honor of Rebecca Matthew-Shaw.
Shaw was married to the late Rev. Glover Shaw and has one daughter, Mary Lou Shaw-Harris. She has five grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren; 25 great-great-grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; 10 stepgreat-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
The celebration will feature the Gospel Tides, Shaw Family, New Sensational Soul Revivals, Spiritualettes, the Johnson Family of Gould, Sensational Hearts, Men in Christ, Mighty Truelights, Nu’ Beginnings, the Williams Singers and many others.
Words of encouragement will be given by the Rev. Sylvester Kearney. Th event is sponsored by Shaw’s grandchildren. The public is invited to attend.