Lillian Frances Shields

Published 8:57 pm Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Lillian Frances “Ma Shields” Shields, of Wellons Street, died Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Kindred Transitional Care & Rehab Center (Nansemond Pointe). She was a native of Halifax County, N.C., and the daughter of the late Jimmy Shields and Ada Hall. She was preceded in death by her sister, Martha Mae Shields; her brother, James Albert Shields.



She received the District Award of Merit, the Silver Beaver (the only woman to receive the award from the Boy Scouts), and was a Cub Scout Leader for Troop #302. She also received the District Old Timer Award. She was a member of the Busy Bee Garden Club. She attended Paul D. Camp Community College at age 75. Ms. Shields retired as a machine operator after 40 plus years at Planters Peanut Company. She was a member of the American Women Business Association. Ma Shields was a member of Antioch United Church of Christ for 60 years, where she was on the kitchen committee, Pastor’s Aide Society, Gospel Choir, Senior Choir, Stewardship Board, Women’s Fellowship, Christian Board of Education, and the Bible Class.

She leaves to cherish her memory one daughter, Ruby E. Evans, of Suffolk; one son, Kenneth Lamont Shields (Debra Jean), of Hampton; one brother, James Williams Shields, of Chesapeake; three grandchildren, Kene Briana Shields, Tonya Bishop and Kevin Evans; five great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; nieces, Lillian Conyers, of Virginia Beach, and Yvonne Brackett, of Norfolk; nephew, Dana Shields, of Florida; other relatives and friends.

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A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Antioch United Church of Christ, 900 Hull Ave., officiated by the Rev. Jarvis A. Jones. Interment will be in Carver Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 1110 Custis Road, Suffolk. Professional services with dignity have been entrusted to Crocker Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be extended to the family at