Shawn Underwood


Elder Shawn Kermit Underwood also known as Chops and Chopper City was born on March 27, 1977 to Donna Underwood and Kermit Blair in Columbus, Ohio. He was raised in Nelson Park Apartments. Shawn went home to be with the Lord and his loving mother Donna and grandmother Nancy Jane on November 6, 2020. Shawn attended the Church of Jesus Christ Ministries.

Shawn was known for his work in ministry. He loved God and would spread the word to anyone listening. He had a giving heart; and would open his doors to family and friends. He made friends anywhere he went. He was also known for his long conversations, live videos, and selfies on Facebook. Shawn also was a die-hard Cowboys and OSU fan.

Shawn is preceded in death by his loving mother, Donna Underwood; grandmother, Nancy Underwood; uncles, Roger Sadler, Dallas Underwood, and Matt Blair; brother, Dana Blair; and special friends, Anthony “Bucket” Ford, Desmond Allison, Marc Davis, and Apostle Little.

Shawn leaves to cherish his memories, two sons, Tye’Shawn Underwood and James Keys; sisters, Gina, Tanya, Danielle, and Tina; brothers, Tim, Scott and Anthony; aunts, Eljean (Arthur), Peggy, and Jackie; a host of nieces and nephews; special friends, Dirty ENT and Big Mike; roommates, Alvin and Milton; the mother of his children, Taynaea Shakes; ex-wife, Brittainy Wright; and a host of other family and friends.

Visitation 1:00pm and Funeral 2:00pm Friday, November 20, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

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Condolence Messages

  1. I’m sorry for y’all lost chops I’m going to miss you big baby forever in my heart ❤️

  2. The Page Family loved Shawn”Chopper” we have known him since middle school and all his Eastgate Friends and family….Wonder Man of God!!
    I will miss hugging him at Turkey Hill!!

  3. Tanya and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayer. Continue to look to God for your strength❤️.

  4. To the Underwood family you have my deepest sympathy I am very sorry for your loss may God bless your family and this time of need keep your heads up and God got this the moon family

  5. Shonda mcfadden

    To the family so sorry for your lost. Prayer for the family

  6. Sending my prayers and condolences to your friends and family. ❤❤

  7. Choppers was a gentle giant he’s going to be very early missed a good guy you don’t find too many like him

  8. #Chops my friend, you will for sure be missed. Sending prayers to the family.

  9. Sending my condolences to the Underwood family. Sorry for yaw loss. Me and Shawn (Myshawna) in my voice, worked together at Speedway and we’ve been friends ever since. He was such a good person with such a good heart. I’ll miss talking to you, you was ALWAYS there for me. I love u my friend. You will be missed and I’ll never forget you. May Your Beautiful Soul Rest Peacefully My Friend.

  10. To the Underwood family, I’m dearly sorry for your loss. Its also a loss for me due to Nevaeh Underwood my daughter, Choppers niece. Nevaeh loved her Uncle Choppers dearly and will miss him a lot.

  11. Phat Stinky Ass Chops Rest In Peace My Guy Friend For Life Tell Bucket And Dez Unk Mark We Miss Them

  12. Michael J. Leatherbury

    So sorry to hear of this. Shawn was a good man. Sending prayers to the Underwood family.

  13. Sending prayers of comfort, peace and understanding during these difficult moments. Shawn was the most gentle soul and may he rest peacefully-Melanie


    You give no one a last fare well,
    Nor ever say goodbye.
    You were gone before we knew it,
    And only God knows why.
    A million times we will miss you,
    A million time we will cry.
    If love alone could have saved you,
    You never would have died.
    In life we loved you dearly
    In death we love you still.
    In our hearts you hold a place, no one else can fill.
    It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn’t go alone, for part of us went with you, the day God took you hone.
    Our dear brother we will meet again someday.
    Shawn we know that you are in a better place.
    And we thank God he made you our brother while you were here on earth.
    Missing you.

  15. I give my deepest condoléances to the family chops was a loving friend really going to miss you rest up my friend into we meet again you will always cared a spot in my heart.


  17. Man from the first day I met you , you have been the most sweetest, kindest, humblest person I know. Each time I ran into you, it was always smiles and kind words. My deepest sympathy for your family and loved ones during this time of grief.

  18. To the most funny, charming, smart, God fearing man I know. I pray that you’re finally at peace with The Most High!! Save me a seat Big Guy!!

  19. Such a peaceful man you touched a lot of hearts and you will definitely be missed rest in paradise my friend

  20. Even though I only meet u a few times driving u to and from your doctors appointment just the talks we had was so cool you seemed like such a cool person praying for the family rest in heaven gone but not forgotten

  21. The heavens open and received u.Rip.

  22. Christopher Byrd

    My Other Brother, I am Going To Miss You. ByrdMan, We Still Flying…

  23. Carl & Mae R.(Harrison) Royal

    God Is Love;
    Let not your heart be troubled….John 14:1
    To the family of Shawn “”CHOPS”” Underwood
    Those we love don’t go away, unseen ,unheard,but always near. Still loved, still missed, and very dear. ..ANON.. May God Comfort you as only He can…So sorry for your loss.
    Love and Prayers,
    The Harrison and Royal Family

  24. I love you, Nephew. You will be greatly missed by so very many people. Your life was such a blessing to all those around you. I know that you accepted Christ as your Saviour so, though it is so sad to see you leave this side, what a joy when you are welcomed on His side! Please give your Mom a sweet, sweet hug for me and I will see you all when I get there.
    Much, Much Love, Aunt Tanya
    “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4

  25. Sorry for your loss RIP shawn u will be miss

  26. Nay, BJizzle and Tye

    This still seems so unreal it’s still so hard to wrap my mind around it, think about you daily. I wish I could get more phone calls from you, we miss you!! Continue to rest peacefully, continue to be joyed you made through the pearly gates worry-stress and pain free please come visit. we love you big man!!!!

  27. Your guys, James and Tye’Shawn

    We miss you!!

  28. Nay,Bj and Tye

    We are almost at the 6 month mark since you entered heaven and honestly it’s still a pill I can’t swallow. We miss and love you!

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