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Shawn K. Creed

Shawn Kathryn O’Shea Creed 40, of Tampa, Florida born in Memphis, Tenn. went home to our Heavenly Father, March 29, 2018. Shawn is, survived by her two beautiful and cherished daughters, Rachel Hunter Creed 13, and Taylor Lynn Creed 11, her Mother Marilyn O’Shea, her sister Kelly O’Shea Edwards, her brother-in-law James L. Edwards, niece Charlotte Patricia Edwards, nephew, James Daniel Edwards and a beloved and cherished extended family and friends.

Funeral Mass will be held at Nativity Catholic Church in Brandon, Florida, Saturday, April 28, at 11:00 AM. Officiating Father Tapp.

The family request, that in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to in the memory of Shawn O’Shea Creed to benefit her daughters, Rachel and Taylor future education costs.

Shawn Kathryn Creed was born on April 15, 1977. Yes, our tax baby. It was the happiest day of mine and Danny’s life. From the moment she was born, Shawn lit up a room with beauty, love, joy and laughter. As a child, she was a parent’s delight. However, they wrote the book, “Strong Willed Child” for Shawn . She was strong willed in every way. She loved her family and friends passionately. Shawn was truly beautiful inside and out. She was convinced that Danny and I had her little sister Kelly just for her and protected her fiercely. Her philosophy  was “ I can mess with her, but you BETTER NOT!” She loved and protected everyone she loved liked that. Shawn was kind, generous, loving, resourceful and protective. She was a very talented dancer and loved music. The happiest days of her life were the days her beautiful daughters were born, Rachel 13, and Taylor 11. She loved her children like no other and will continue to love and protect them  throughout eternity. Danny and I knew he spit Shawn out and I spit Kelly out. As my dear, dear late friend Joan said, “Danny is Pete and Shawn is repeat.” I would like all of our family and all of Shawn’s numerous friends to know you should gain some comfort in knowing that Shawn is home with our Loving and all merciful God, and in the beloved arms of her Daddy, Danny O’Shea.

Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sun on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning’s hush, I am the swift uplifting rush. Of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there; I did not die.


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  • Yolanda and Felix Juan says:

    Dear Marilyn, Kelly, James and family.
    We are so distraught on learning of the passing of your wonderful daughter/sister Shawn.
    We would like to express our condolences to the entire family at this time, we have known each other for several years now and we have grown to enjoy your presence and friendship.
    If there is anything we can do for you please do not hesitate to call us.
    God bless you and your family.
    Yolanda and Felix Juan Sr.

  • Karen W says:

    Sending many prayers of acceptance and love to you and your family. She will be missed here on earth by us all, but we shall see her again.

  • Maureen and Larry Fallon says:

    our hearts are with you…so sorry for your loss…keep her memories in your heart…

  • Gina rhodes says:

    To my other family,

    I can’t even begin to understand the pain you are in and I know that this pain will always be there. But it is my prayer that the pain is met with happiness in the time you shared together. Shawn’s light can never be extinguished…not even in death. I could never forget her smile and unmistakable laugh … or her famous Elmo impression :) she was another sister to me and your family will always be my family. I love each of you so very much and wish I could take away the heartache. You fought hard for her…

    Love u all,


  • Amy and Doug Mancilla says:

    Marilyn, Kelly, and Jimmy:
    We will always cherish the first time we met your beautiful family at Charlotte’s 3rd birthday. I remember being greeted by Shawn with a big welcoming hug, talking with her like we were old friends, and falling in love with her sweet Taylor and Rachel. We had found our people with this amazing family. We are so sorry for your loss, but are thankful to have met and laughed with Shawn. Thinking of you this weekend and sending you love always.
    Doug and Amy

  • Deborah Allen says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort and many hugs sent your way.

  • Nicolle says:

    Prayers, love and light to the entire family. I’m so sorry to the young children. May God bless you with the comfort of angel wings as you go through the phases of grief