Shawn David McCullough
Sunrise: December 14, 1967 Sunset: December 5, 2021
Beloved Husband, Uncle, Brother, Mentor, Tutor, Dear Friend and Brother-In-Christ to all.
Shawn David McCullough devoted husband to Susan McCullough, loving uncle, a great friend, and mentor, was born on December 14, 1967, in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Roberta and William McCullough, Sr. Late Sunday night on December 5, 2021, after fighting the good fight of faith, God released Shawn from this earthly life by calling him home. He was reared in Baltimore, MD and was the 9th oldest of 14 siblings. Shawn was such a loveable, humble, extremely intelligent & faithful Christian Man; and Godly Husband. He began and ended everyday by giving thanks to our Lord in prayer. He gave to others anytime he could, always put others before himself, and helped when anyone needed anything. He gave so much of himself, and never asked for anything. He always encouraged everyone he spoke with to stay in school, always pursue higher education, to work hard on your career to help build a solid future for your family - but above all, to put God First. Shawn was all about Family.
Shawn held multiple college degrees and special achievements in is career as an Electrical Engineer. He holds these Degrees: MBA: Master in Business & Economics, SCSU Hamden, CT
BSE: Electrical Engineer, UMD College Park, MD
AA Architecture & AA Drafting: Catonsville Community College
Drafting & Architecture Major Graduate: Carver Vocational Technical High School Class of 1985
Shawn spoke often about The Lord, how we must give our hearts to Jesus Christ, so we may be Saved and spend eternity in Heaven. He spoke frequently about being excited for the return of The Lord Jesus, saying that he was ready and would be happy when his time comes; because he looked forward to being with The Lord, and being taken out of this world. He would tell me often, “and Babe, I will see you again, and we will see our family members again, just in a different way. And we will have our new, Glorified bodies. We will be in Heaven with God for all eternity; and that is a beautiful thing.”
Shawn adored his wife, Susan. They were blessed with 31 years of true, Inseparable Love, and they just celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary on Oct 23rd. He was such a romantic. He would take my hand, pull me into his chest and slow dance with me the living room, just because… He would often surprise me with gifts for special occasions or sometimes for no reason at all. He was so shy but would come right out of his shell when you talked to him.
I’ve never known a kinder, selfless, humble, generous, fun, handsome, loving, protector, provider, and all around Wonderful person in my life - and I had the Pleasure and Honor of calling him my Beloved Husband and Best Friend. I thank God for my beautiful Husband Shawn. Honey, I love you so much, I’ve been missing you so badly for over a month already and will love & miss you for the rest of my life. Baby, I thank for a true fairytale life, from our first apartment to our fairytale wedding, to our beautiful homes, travel, and simple times at home. There was never anywhere else in the world I would have been, than home in your arms.
You are/were and always will be my Knight in Shining Armor, my Prince Charming and my One and Only True Love. Honey, I miss holding you and telling you each night that “you are the Best part of every day.” I miss how we would kiss and say I love you in bed, then curl up tightly together. I miss how you would lean over to kiss me in the morning before you left for work, then I would pull you in close, so I could put my face & lips on your neck, breath in deep and tell how good you smell. I would say, “that’s My spot, right there.” and you’d laugh. I miss how you’d tell me you love watching me dance around while cooking in the kitchen; especially when we play our Christmas music. I miss how you’d laugh at my silliness. There was nothing sweeter than finding time to stay home, squeeze into our cushy chaise, stretch our legs out onto the ottoman, cover up with a warm blanket over us, and our sweet cat Salem laying across our legs. That was a perfect date-night.
He enjoyed sports, Art, drawing, photography, and teaching others. He won a award for his drawing in the school district. He shared his love of the water with his beloved Susan; and they went to the beach often. He took her on as many trips and vacations time would allow. There are decades of great memories from their travels from local to far away places. He loved hearing her sing, especially the softer songs. His favorites were: “Blue Bayou” & ““Ooh Baby,Baby,” (and a few songs by Jewel). He fully supported her musical endeavors and attended as much as possible. They are both grateful for the travel and friends made through music. That was a busy, but exciting venture. I am forever grateful to my husband for being my biggest encouragement and supporter.
Though Shawn and Susan were not blessed with children of their own, Shawn was very much a family man. He loved being a coach to the kids, teaching them and playing football, basketball, baseball, and other activities. They took numerous trips to the parks, ball fields, and just going out to play in the backyard. It made Shawn (& Susan) so very happy to spend time with the kids (nieces/nephews), taking them on family trips to beaches, the pool, amusement parks, the zoo, the harbor, or just let them have sleepovers at our house. Our nieces and nephews were the children that our siblings had for us. Shawn called them our “rental kids.” You all brought a lifetime of joy to Uncle Shawn (& Aunt Suzie).
Shawn leaves to cherish his memory of love and kindness his Beloved Wife Susan and their cat Salem; seven brothers Arnold, Nathaniel & wife Victoria, Ricardo, Rodney, Christopher & wife Yvette, Darren & wife Sharon and Kwame & wife Myra; four sisters JoAnn & husband Allen Russell, Judy Widgeon & friend Milton, Valerie Griggs, and Kenyetta Booker; his Sisters-in-Law Michelle & husband Rick, Teresa & husband Tony, and his dear Father-In-Law Joe Graves “Pop.” Shawn leaves so many nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends; too many to list, but all of whom share a lifetime of memories with their Uncle Shawn, their Brother, their Cousin, and great friend. Shawn was preceded in death by his parents William Sr. and Roberta McCullough, sister Cathy Jones and her husband Al Jones, his brothers: William McCullough Jr. “JuneBay” and Gary McCullough.
To my beautiful husband, Shawn:
I promise I will love you for the rest of my life, and I pray for God’s strength to help me going. I know you are happy and illness-free in Heaven with The Lord now, but I just miss you so, so very much. I don’t know how I will get through, but I will stay in prayer and ask that the Holy Spirit will Comfort and guide me. I cannot wait to see you again when I get to Heaven.
“Honey, you are the best part of every day. I love you, goodnight.”
Poetry and Prayers:
Psalm 23: 1The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. 3He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: And I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
Psalm 34: “17The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. 18The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” [The Holy Bible]
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the family owned and operated McCully-Polyniak Funeral Home, P.A. 3204 Mountain Road Pasadena, Maryland 21122 on Friday December 10, 2021 from 3-5 & 7-9 PM. Where a funeral service will be held on Saturday December 11, 2021 at 12 Noon. Interment Private.