Behind the smiles


Behind the smiles as I would like to call this piece it takes a lot to get ready to face the day if you’re a true professional no matter the profession.As for me it takes a lot of work especially when your home life is in turmoil as for myself I try to keep personal trials away from the public settings it gets difficult sometimes especially if you’re a step parent and you have some ungrateful step children who repeatedly mentally abuse their mother and see her be emotionally to weak to fend for herself I’ve seen this pattern play out for over 20 years some things never change
Family the biological ones are so distant recently I launched a Facebook page called Shutes Family Honors my intent was to bring awareness to our family about who we are and what we have contributed only a small percentage of them even liked or acknowledged the page even exists so I turned into a community page be storing honor to people who had served their communities by wishing them happy birthdays happy anniversaries offer sympathy during a passing of a loved one and now the page has almost 700 likes and is viewed in 3 different countries now all of a sudden family members got suggestions but where were these suggestions before the page was created and research was done.
Richard M.Shutes my European American cousin and his sister Cissy Prestage has shown more love and support than some cousins I’ve known all my life and grew up with 2015 will be much different nobody gets too close because all they do is bring negative energy but through it all I still smile sometimes I feel as if though the only earthly friend I ever really had was my mother yet I still smile I took in 5 stepchildren and tried to love them as my own I have lost homes,my freedom all to be told I don’t know what it’s like to be a parent yet I still smile I smile because deep in my heart I know trouble in this world don’t last all ways there is gonna be a brighter day for me yet I smile

A Look Back at 2014


My most memorable moments of the year was in Jan,2014 we(my wife and I) celebrated 20 years of marriage,in February witnessed my dad marrying his new lady friend (Viola),March I launched JWS Bass covers on facebook and started work at Boyd’s LLC in Paris,Tn.
In April my step-grandson Dalton turned 2 in May got reacquainted with my nieces Kelley and Amanda,met Cissy Prestage and her husband Wilkk she is part of my European American family bloodline along with her 2 brothers Richard M.Shutes and Richard Shutes. Ann celebrated her 60th.
July met another cousin Robert Skinner Sr and wife Casandra Skinner and children Robert and his twin little brothers.
October Shutes Family Honors celebrated it’s 1st year on facebook,November launched this website jerryshutes.com hosted Veterans’Day Challenge and Thanksgiving Challenge overall 2014 was a great year looking forward to blessed 2015.

Welcome to jerryshutes.com


I personally want to welcome you to my site,this site is about my personal experiences with my family and friends and also my thoughts on things I’ve encountered throughout my life.

As of December 24,2016 the West Tennessee Honors website has been incorporated into a blog on the jerryshutes.wordpress.com website business will still be as usual changes are due to a hectic schedule and we don’t have time to manage 3 facebook pages and 2 websites so the blog on blogger is now imported into our wordpress website keep on following and be blessed.

Shirley F.Shutes-Johnson


Religion is a man made deal it’s used to make society think that their way of thinking is God’s way of thinking totally not true.
God is not part of any religion man put him there,in the beginning God created Adam and Eve and gave a choice not to eat of the forbidden fruit and they did eat of the fruit,God gave the commandments to Moses for the children of Israel he never forced his will on us God wants us to choose him just as Lucifer chose his own will and fell from heaven.
Religion has been used throughout history to enslave people,degrade women and teach there is multiple Gods or perhaps even confuse us about the very existance of God.God is a Spirit and he created man in his own image because man is also a spirit.
When Jesus said when you seen me you have seen the Father he is not saying he is the Father he is saying that he and the Father are on the same page case in point.
Take the court system for instance you have a lawyer who knows the law studied the law representing you before the Judge he is at the mercy of the your plea before the judge which is what Jesus is for us mediator between God and man .Jesus said no man comes to the Father but by me .No person in their right mind goes before a judge unless he has a good lawyer no matter what your crime is the lawyer takes the crime you committed upon himself and presents your case to the judge.Jesus took your case which is sin and presented before God the Father.
In some court cases pending on the severity of the crime the courts provide you a probation officer his job is to make sure you don’t violate your conditions hence the same purpose of the Holy Spirit .Jesus said I go to the Father but I will send you another Comforter my point is these three are one (trinity)as we prefer to call them Judge,Lawyer,Probation Officer all are in the court system one doesn’t work against the other they all work as one One God One Faith no religion
Religion will have you to hate people for their ethnicity and sexual preferences Jesus said the opposite love the sinner hate the sin
Racism in so many instances started with the curse of Ham which had nothing to do with God according to the Bible it was Noah who was a drunkard that cursed Ham which has no relevance this why I chose no religion because its simply a man made gesture Jesus was our example he said he must do the will of Him that has sent him in the garden he prayed “not my will but thine will” only one way to go and that’s living according to the will of God through the testament of Jesus Christ
Be Blessed

Lineage from my Great,Great Grandmother Jane Coleman


This is lineage information from my great great grandmother Jane Coleman wife of Gus H.Shutes my great great grandfather knowing your family history is very important especially if you’re African American so much of our history was either loss or stolen cherish and embrace your history so we can share it with future generations to come

America needs a productive 3rd political party


I think America needs a productive 3rd political party.The Democrats and Republicans have no real competition I myself am conservative Independent I have issues with both parties Democrats cry foul when it comes to our national defense and seem to care more about how we treat our war criminals than the welfare of our armed service personnel,Republicans the same difference they want a strong military and weak domestic society in America
Middle class citizens are rapidly fading away from society under the Republican watch you’re either extremely wealthy or the opposite.
I currently believe none of them actually care about the everyday citizen and when they go to our state capitals and nation’s capital and doesn’t do their job they should be fired come next election cycle ‘WE THE PEOPLE’ be blessed
Jerry Shutes

Words for the wise


Its the time of year that most of us get together and spend time with family but why wait til Christmas time why can’t we make time during the other parts of the year.
I tell my family members all the time that the true meaning of family is gone away from our society daughters arguing with mothers sons disrespecting their fathers ,children with no examples.This is so because the age of real grandparents are gone.When i was younger our grandparents enforced what our parents set forth they insisted we went to school and church and respect our elders and females.
A child grown or not should never disrespect their parents especially their mother,bible says “children honor your mother and father that your days may be long upon the earth” what does it profit a child who disrespects their parents they end up statistics with failed lives.
If you have siblings love them even though you may not agree with family was ordained of God it was one his first creations in the human race “He created them man and woman and they brought forth a son.My interpetation is mother father and son “Family”.
How can we say we love others and we cannot love your own family this all starts in the home lack of this creates a lot of what we see in the news today.
When we had real grandparents the ones that were 60 years older than the grandchildren the ones that made you say grace before eating made you address them as maam and sir respect where your grandfather sat at the dining table,made you eat when the rest of the family ate ,when cousin or sibling got in trouble and didn’t tell on the other we all got in trouble,made you say easter speeches,pinched you when you act out in church those are the values we should get back to.
Until then we’re going to keep having filled jailhouses and crime filled streets so i say to you children grown or not grown God gave you your parents and grandparents for a reason when you disrespect them you disrespect yourselves especially mothers they carry you for 9 months wipe your butts and your snotty noses try to meet all your juvenile demands listens to your grown up cries the least you as child can do is respect where you came from its only right neither parents or children come with manuals stating that all will be perfect family is a work in progress from the cradle to the grave be blessed.