|Birth: ||Jan. 23, 1927|
|Death: ||May 23, 1984|
Daughter of William Russell East, Sr. and Hazel Aileen Corell East. Wife of Benjamin Cowan Shields, Jr. Best mama ever :), but she left us too soon after a 14 year battle with breast cancer.
I wrote this obituary for the newspaper when my mother crossed over:
Gloria Aleen Shields, a beautiful Christian wife, mother and friend departed this life May 23, 1984 to join her Heavenly Father. She is survived by a devoted husband, Benjamin C. Shields; son Steven S. Shields; daughter, Mrs. Susan S. Harris; son-in-law, William T. Harris III; a grandson, Jason Alan Shields; two sisters; four brothers; and many other close relatives and friends whose relationships she cherished. Her remains rest at the Joseph W. Blileys Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull St. Rd. where services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday. Interment Dale Memorial Park. If desired contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.
Other obituaries in the Richmond and Roanoke, VA newspapers:
Shields, Mrs. Gloria Aleen, 57, of [omitted for privacy], a former employee of the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. of Virginia and wife of Benjamin C. Shields. -- Richmond Times-Dispatch
SHIELDS, GLORIA E.
RICHMOND -- Mrs. Gloria Aileen [correction -- should be Aleen] East Shields, formerly of Roanoke, passed away late Wednesday night at her home [correction -- died at the Medical College of Virginia Hospital] in Richmond. She is survived by her husband, Benjamin C. Shields; one daughter, Mrs. Susan Shields Harris of Richmond; one son, Mr. Scott S. Shields [correction -- should be Steven Scott Shields] of Richmond; one grandson, Jason Shields of Richmond; four brothers, Mr. Andrew J. East of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; Mr. William R. East, Jr. of Richmond; Mr. Donald L. East of Lexington, Ky.; Mr. Richard M. East of Roanoke; two sisters, Miss June D. East of Richmond; Patricia East Turman of Blue Ridge. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Joseph W. Bliley, Chippenham Chapel, Hull Street Road, Richmond. The family requests that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the American Cancer Society. The funeral will be Saturday. Published in the Roanoke World News; I believe this obituary was composed by my aunt Pat
William Russell East (1897 - 1962)
Hazel Aileen Corell East (1909 - 1971)
Benjamin Cowan Shields (1926 - 2005)
Dale Memorial Park
Chesterfield (Chesterfield County)
Created by: sassytazzy
Record added: Feb 03, 2006
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