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Adele F. Shahid
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  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church
    888 King Street
    Charleston, SC 29403

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“I was Ms. Shahid's elementary student. She was the most beautiful, kind, caring and intelligent teacher I had in school. The memory of her...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Carol Hoyt - North Charleston, SC

“The Shahid & Moluf Families have been apart of our family for years. Thank you for allowing my mother, Mrs. Helen Murray, take care of her. They were...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Franchetta L. Murray

“I read my sister's, Shirley LaRussa, remarks, and I wanted to say the same thing. She and Aunt Mary visited me in the hospital when I had the...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Marie Adams - Alabaster, AL

“I remember meeting Aunt Adele in Charleston while she was still living in her own home. Marie, Alexander, Rickey and I (Shirley) were visiting from...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Shirley LaRussa - Bessemer, AL

“Adele, was a wonderful person. The time I spent with her at Wellmore was truly special and I will never forget those times. My prayers are with her...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Mark Tawes

“It´s with great sadness that we offer our sincere sympathy to the whole Shahid family.Aunt Adele has always been such a sweet and beautiful lady and...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Margaret and Tom Kulp

“Ms. Shahid was one of my 6th grade teachers. She was an awesome person and one of my favorite ever. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Carolyn Bowdoin Malphrus

“So sorry she was such a nice lady knew her since I was a child from Shahid's Dept. store. A beautiful family. May God bless you all you are in my...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Shirley Peeples

“To the Shahid family & their extended family. So sorry to hear about the circumstances that lead to her diminish. She was always very friendly to me...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Janet Poole

“My family and I were so saddened to learn of the death of our dear neighbor on Mary Ellen Dr. I know she was beloved and adored by all her nieces,...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Hamlin O'Kelley

“The Shahid Family:Please accept my sincere sympathy on the passing of your dear Aunt. Aunt Adele was always so kind and gracious and so...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Robert Allen Young - SC - friend

“Our deepest condolences. May her memory be a blessing. ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Samuel K. Kaplan

“Adele was such a beautiful and sweet lady. I have fond memories of her. She will always be in my heart. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Martha Brouthers

“My condolences to you, St. Clair, C.J., and Robert Shahid, family and friends, on your great loss. May God bless you all with the happy memories. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Stella Boone Corbett

“Sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family. She was a special lady ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Audrey Andrieski - Columbia, SC


Adele F. Shahid, 89, of Charleston, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, January 17, 2021. Her private graveside service for immediate family will be held Thursday, January 21, 2021 in St. Lawrence Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina at 2:00 pm. The holy rosary service will be conducted Wednesday, January 20, 2021 where it will be livestreamed at https://youtu.be/ekNcdIZYNZQ at 4:30 p.m. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

Adele was born April 17, 1931 in Charleston, South Carolina, daughter of the late Asaid F. Shahid and Fadwa Adry Shahid. She was a graduate of Bishop England High School and Misericordia College. Adele was a former Charleston County School Teacher and then worked in the family business, Shahid's Department Store, for thirty years before retiring in 1998. Adele then began volunteering at St. Francis Hospital Cancer Registry Office for the next ten years and accumulated over 1,000 hours of service.

Adele believed education was important and established a scholarship in her name at Misericordia College and also established a scholarship at Bishop England High School in her parents' honor. She was a generous supporter of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, the Special Olympics and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Adele is survived fourteen nieces: St. Clair (Shahid) Michel, Jean (Shahid) Taylor, Angela (Shahid) Young, Joanne (Shahid) Kirkland, Diane (Shahid) Mubarak, Renee (Moluf) Lowry, Linda (Moluf) York, Susan (Moluf) McDaniel, Karen (Joseph) Theos, Ellen (Joseph) Cherof, Pauline (Joseph) Frampton, Margaret (Joseph) Koutroulakis, Mary (Joseph) Hayes and Libby (Joseph) Wullner; and six nephews: Clarence J. Shahid, Jr., Robert Shahid, A. Peter Shahid, Jr., George Anthony Moluf, Jr., Paul Joseph, Jr. and Michael Joseph. Adele is survived by many great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews along with many friends.

She was predeceased in death by her brothers: Clarence Shahid (Janie) and Albert Shahid (Julia); and her sisters: Olga Shahid Moluf (George), Mary Shahid, and Margaret Shahid Joseph (Paul).

We would like to thank her caregivers, Marie Washington and Helen Murray.

Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 888 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403.