Antione Lamonte DShazo

Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery

        ANTIONE LAMONTE DESHAZO, age 5, son of Michael L. and Mrs. Valerie Hairston DeShazo, was born August 1, 1973 in Richmond, Virginia, where he had lived most of his life. He departed this life Monday, December 4, 1978 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.

        He attended the Mount Zion Baptist Church Sunday School in Powhatan, Virginia.

        Recently his parents moved to Martinsville, Virginia where Antione was a kindergarden student at Clearview Elementary School.

        Surviving in addition to his loving parents, are: his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John F. Hairston, Jr. of Powhatan, Virginia; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence W. Hairston of Spencer, Virginia; one aunt, four uncles; a great-grandfather, Mr. John Bell, Sr. of Powhatan, Virginia; a great-grandmother, Mrs. Lula B. George of Martinsville, Virginia; seven greataunts, four greatuncles, and a host of other relatives and friends.

You are with us no more, my son,
But your memory will stay with us forever.
No more shall we see your smiling face,
No more shall we hear your carefree laughter.
But, God went out to pick His bouquet,
As He does each and every day
As he gathered up His flowers,
He needed something gay;
He looked around His garden,
And He picked here and there,
And He just couldn't complete it
Without you, Antione, dear,
You're gone, its unbelievable, it doesn't seem real,
But earth hath no sorrows that Heaven cannot heal.


        The family wishes to thank everyone for all acts of
kindness and expressions of sympathy during the
death of our loved one, Antione L. DeShazo.        
reprinted by permission
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