Shawn DeAngelo Works, 37, of South Bend, IN dearly loved husband, father, brother, uncle, son and friend, passed away with his beloved wife by his side on Thursday, January 3, 2013, at 10:02pm, after a courageous 6 year battle with cancer. Shawn was born January 26, 1975, in South Bend, Indiana, to the union of Raymond C. Works and Judy K. Works.
Shawn was baptized by Pastor Kevin Parker, of River of Life Church, during his fight for peace and practiced a private spiritual connection with God. In the duration of his life he devoted much time as a talented basketball guard, exploring the many secrets of world history, took great pride in motivating our youth by explaining his personal journey. He graduated from Clay High School in 1994 and then proceeded to excel in college with Associates in Liberal Arts, from Indiana State University. Shawn also served time contemplating his actions as a young adult. This helped to mature him into the man who he was raised to be.
Shawn was active in his personal ministry and in the community by sharing the passionate experiences and consequences he had endured in his lifetime, with our community’s youth. Like his father, Raymond C. Works, Shawn lived by Galations 6:2 “Bear ye one another’s burden…” when advising or counseling others.
Shawn is survived by his wife, Michelle Works; sons, Tevin Alexander Works, Prince DeAngelo Works; mothers, Judy Works (Mack), Elsa Works (Michael), Pearl Lloyd; father-in-law, Leroy Lloyd (Victoria); sisters, Carmen Works (Martin), Ronda Works (Jayson), Jaimee Works (Anthoney); grandparents, Allen Marie Pawlicki, Gillom Works, Dora Yvonne Moore (Daniel); nephews, Tyson Stopczynski, Chris Krause Jr., Camren Krause, Martin Johnson Jr., Kenneth Conlee-Lloyd; brother-in-law, Kenneth Lloyd Sr. (Mecca); aunts and uncles, Dorothy Neal, Bonnie Campbell, Carl Works, Jerry Works (Gina), Nancy Ross, Rosetta Brown, Larry Brown, Lynda Savanick, Marty Savanick, Diane McCreary, Kenneth McCreary Sr., William/Boobie McCreary (Mitzy), Wendy Moore, Joanne Turner (Michael). He was predeceased by his Father Raymond C. Works, Grandparents Paul and Ferne Savanick, niece Jazmin Conlee-Lloyd, Aunt Marie McCreary, and Uncles Eli Savanick and Reuben Savanick; He is also survived by numerous cousins and friends.
For yesterday is now too far away, tomorrow is not promised, so let’s cherish today.
Services for Mr. Shawn Works will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 in the Clark-O’Neal Funeral, 2702 Lincolnway West, South Bend. Visitation 12:00 noon and funeral services 1:00 p.m.