City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Lisa Ann Shaw

New Bern, North Carolina

Age 66.
Died 04/19/2022.

Lisa Ann Shaw
Lisa Ann Shaw, 66, died April 19, 2022 following a fierce battle with Multiple Myeloma. Her kind heart, effervescence, artistic talents, and enthusiasm for Kinstonian celebrity trivia endeared her to many.

Lisa was born May 10, 1955 in Kinston, NC. She graduated from Kinston High School in 1973, then UNC-Greensboro in 1978 with a BFA in Studio Art. She later earned a BA in Computer Science from ECU. Lisa’s unique beauty and musical talent landed her the title of Miss Kinston 1975 and led to a short, but glamorous stint as a model. She was a true renaissance woman: an accomplished pianist and artist, teacher, church youth leader at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, computer programmer at Hampton Industries, and tutorial coordinator at Lenoir Community College. An award-winning artist since childhood, Lisa served on the board of the NC Watercolor Society. Her unlimited creativity and imagination were key in the planning and volunteer work she did for Episcopal youth organizations from the local to the national level. In New Bern, she joined the Unitarian Universalist church, again serving as a volunteer and enjoying the fellowship and friendships she made there.

Lisa led a modest, but rich life, peppered with travel, a love of fresh pasta, red wine, and lots and lots of humor. She adored living simply in her lovely flat on the waterfront in New Bern, NC. She most loved laughing with friends (old and new) and making memories with family. She often shared this quote from Jerome K. Jerome, which summed up her philosophy, “Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need—a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends, worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing.”

Lisa’s generous spirit and joie de vivre will live on through her family and the deep friendships she developed throughout her lifetime. She is preceded in death by her parents Elizabeth “Betty” Stump, William “Bill” Stump, and brother Michael Stump. She is survived by daughter Catherine “Cate” Holcombe (Frank) and granddaughters Elizabeth “Elsie”, and Adelaide “Della” Holcombe.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lenoir Community College Foundation and earmarked for the Betty and Bill Stump Memorial Scholarship. []

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City of Oaks Cremation and Funeral Home is a full-service funeral home in Raleigh, serving all of North Carolina and beyond. We provide an alternative to costly funeral homes and every day we help families in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and all over North Carolina make simple, affordable funeral arrangements.

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Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

Genuine Care

We're committed to providing families within our community unsurpassed service before, during and after the time of loss.

Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.

We promise to make this process affordable and as endurable as possible.

State Wide

Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.

Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

Our Services

Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Solidified Remains


We offer the option of choosing how you receive your loved ones remains. Selecting our Direct Cremation with Solidified Remains option is a beautiful way to transform cremated remains into 40-60 “stones” that you can hold.

Cremation with Visitation


City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.



As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

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