Shavon Latrice Dean
November 21, 1979 - August 28, 1994


Shavon Dean

by Deborah Dean, Carmen Abelson, Joe Bauer, Phillip Bergman, Daniel Price and Robison Schulze


Shavon Dean, you came to me in a dream
You were so happy, running and playing in the water
Shavon Dean, she was only fourteen
Know you’re OK now, singing and dancing in heaven

Get in line, cheerleading practice next door
Do your legs like this, they would tear that floor up
Shavon Dean, wanted to be a hair dresser
Barrettes on my porch, matching hairdos

I’ve got an angel watching over me
I see her every morning
I’ve got an angel watching over me
I’ve got a beautiful angel

Beautiful girl, goof in her own way
Want my baby back, wonder what she would be like
Shavon Dean, keeping her mem’ry alive
‘Til we meet again my loving daughter

I’ve got an angel watching over me
I see her every morning
I’ve got an angel watching over me
I’ve got a beautiful angel
I’ve got an angel watching over me
I see her every morning
I’ve got an angel watching over me
I’ve got a beautiful angel

I was born by the river in a little tent
And oh and just like that river I’ve been runnin’, runnin’, runnin’ ever since
It’s been a long, long time comin’, but I know a change gon’ come
Oh yes it will

In this life sometimes I feel nothing but pain and sorrow, hoping for a better day tomorrow. So until we meet again, my sweet beautiful flower, I must go on and be strong for you, myself, and your brothers. I know in my heart I will see you again, and what a happy time we will have.