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Walter Donell Shropshire

July 29, 1950 ~ November 29, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old

Walter Shropshire Obituary

    Walter Donell Shropshire was born to the late Ellison McKnight, Sr. and Laura Odom Shropshire on July 29, 1950 in Hamlet, North Carolina. He received his education in public schools and graduated from Anne Chesnutt High School in 1968 in Fayetteville, NC.

    He later attended Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC where he joined the band playing the trumpet and trombone. He became a member of the Alpha Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a Minor in Accounting. But most importantly, it was at JCSU, on the steps in Biddle Hall, where he met the love of his life, Janice Wade. They later united in Holy Matrimony on January 9, 1971, remained married for 48 years until Janice was called home to be with the Lord. Through this union three (3) beautiful daughters were born: Allyson Lachone, Kristal Lynnette and Laura Danielle Jean.

    He worked in the Tech industry for over forty (40) years including Eastman Kodak (Kingsport, Tennessee); Northern Telecom (Raleigh, NC); NCR (Lake Mary, Florida) and Teradata (San Diego, California). He retired in 2014 to enter his new full-time role as G-Daddy to Morgan Elise and Sydney Madison.

    He was a faithful servant of the Lord, serving as Youth Choir Director and Deacon at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Orlando, FL for several years. Before relocating to San Diego, CA he became a Charter member of the New Covenant Baptist Church of Orlando. For the past twenty-nine (29) years, Walter served as Deacon in the San Diego area at Calvary Baptist Church and an Elder at Blessed Trinity Christian Ministries. His love of God was also shown through his dedication as a Sunday School Teacher, Bible Study Leader and Choir Member.

    He leaves to uphold his values, beliefs and love of God, his children Allyson Shropshire, Kristal Shropshire, Laura Cole (Wade); granddaughters Morgan Elise Cole and Sydney Madison Cole; siblings Ellison McKnight, Jr. (Lori) and Denise Shropshire; brother-in-law Maurice McClarrin (Daisy); nieces and nephews Tijuana Shropshire, Kymberli Shropshire, David Shropshire, Ellison McKnight, III; cousins Juanita Morrison, Patrice Morrison, Timothy Hinton, Barbara Hinton; godchildren Kaisha Wilson, Shekinah Walker, Madisyn Pearson, Carrington Pearson, Kristopher Shropshire; other relatives, friends and the Blessed Trinity Christian Ministries family.

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December 15, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Blessed Trinity Christian
2605 Highland Ave
National City, CA 91950

December 15, 2023

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Blessed Trinity Christian
2605 Highland Ave
National City, CA 91950


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