Mr. William Shine was born to the parents of the Rev. Dave Shine, Sr. and Adell Norton Shine on Nov. 11, 1953 at 6:30 a.m.
William accepted Christ at the age of six, when he was baptized at New Light Baptist Church of Minden. He later united with Grant A.M.E. Church of Los Angeles, California where he served as a faithful member for 30 years under the ministry of the Rev. George Reed, Sr. William was a member of the choir and the financial board.
For those who know Jesus, death is but a transition from your earthly life to your heavenly life. William's life was transferred on June 6, 2012 at 6:30 a.m. at Baylor Roberts Cancer Center of Dallas, Texas. His life expemplified a dedicated hard worker who loved his family, business associates and multitudes of friends.
William was preceded in death by his father, the Rev. Dave Shine, Sr.; brother, the Rev. Jonathan Shyne; and grandparents, Willie and Athlene Shyne and Joe and Lanie Norton.
He leaves to commemorate his life, his mother, Mrs. Adell Shine of Dallas, Texas; one brother, Mr. Dave Shyne (Helen) of Sibley; and two sisters, Mrs. Diane Larkins of Minden and Mrs. Mary Allen of Riverside, California.
Others include three special nephews, Mr. Vashion Baldwin, Mr. Eddie "Sputney" Larkins and Mr. Jerome Allen; six special nieces, Mrs. Tanisha Johnson, Dr. Gretchen Pettaway, Ms. Dominique Gillyard, Ms. Essence Gillyard, Ms. Tina Allen and Ms. Monique West; along with a host of other relatives and friends who brought joy and happiness to William's life.