Obituary of Barbara Ann Shields
Our beautiful sweet beloved, Ms. Barbara Ann (True) Shields transitioned from this earthly life to her heavenly home on her favorite day of the week; Sunday, January 29,2023. Ms. Shields was born on May 3, 1940 to her late parents, her Father - Harvey Estel True and her Mother - Theresa Bernice Hoard of Cincinatti, Ohio. During Ms. Shields teen years, she and her two sisters (Late Loretta McGlory and Harlena Hall) were reunited with their mother in Nashville, TN. Ms. Shields married the Late John Reed Shields and from that union six children were born. Her one and only son, Rodney Maurice Shields, passed at the tender age of 14 years old and remaining were the five girls.
Ms. Shields was devoted in everything she did, from her love of cooking to working as a Caregiver and Housekeeper for over 20 plus years. She loved spending time with her family and loved ones and didn't hesitate in giving of herself in order to help others. During her final years, Ms Shields sought to enjoy traveling with family and friends and most of all she enjoyed worshiping God every Sunday morning and at various events held within in the surrounding community.
Ms. Shields professed her faith in Jesus Christ where she served faithfully at King Soloman Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership and pastorate care of the late Dr. Morgan Babb. Ms. Shields continued serving until her health no longer permitted under the pastorate care of Pastor Montagne McDonald. She was very active on the Usher Board #4 Ministry and was willing to serve whenever needed. Ms. Barbara Ann Shields loved her church, her church members, and her Pastor(s) over the years.
Ms. Barbara Ann Shields was preceded in death by her loving parents (Harvey True and Theresa Wade); her step-father (Charles Wade); her husband (John Shields); her partner for over 28 years (Richard Casey); her only son (Rodney Shields); her sister (Loretta McGlory) ; and many other relatives.
She leaves to forever cherish her memory, five devoted daughters, Antionia Shields, Deborah Shields, Pamela (Joey) Strange Angelita Shields, and Yvonne Caruthers; sister, Ms. Harlena Rosetta Hall; grandchildren, LaCoya Shields, Mario Gray, Antoinette Dillard, Elijah Harris, Jalen Harris and Kory'on Harris; great – grandchildren, Seqouia Shields, Brittany Shields Printerius Newsome Antavius Dillard Demarius Shields, Meair Hayes, LaNiyah Greer, Mario Gray, Jr., Marionna Gray and Antione Wilkerson; three dear and devoted friends, Ms. Pinky Carlew, Ms. Juanita Amos and Ms. Sadie Hill.
She also leaves to treasure her memory and time spent together with many other relatives and friends.
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