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Gloria Aleen East Shields
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 
 
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 Parents:
  William Russell East (1897 - 1962)
  Hazel Aileen Corell East (1909 - 1971)
 
 Spouse:
  Benjamin Cowan Shields (1926 - 2005)
 
 Children:
  Steven Scott Shields (1959 - 2014)*
 
 Siblings:
  Andrew Jackson East (1925 - 1990)*
  Gloria Aleen East Shields (1927 - 1984)
  William Russell East (1928 - 2002)*
  Richard Malcolm East (1929 - 1991)*
  June Delores East Thames (1930 - 1997)*
  Patricia Ann East Turman (1931 - 1988)*
  Donald Lewis East (1933 - 2009)*
  Sylvia Dawn East (1934 - 1934)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Dale Memorial Park
Chesterfield
Chesterfield County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: sassytazzy
Record added: Feb 03, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13213367
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Happy Birthday Mama - always loving & missing you <3
- sassytazzy
 Added: Jan. 23, 2015
Merry Christmas Mama! I love & miss you! <3
- sassytazzy
 Added: Dec. 26, 2014
Mama, I know you're so happy to finally have Scott with you & Daddy up in Heaven. I hope he's told you all about your grand children & great grand babies that you weren't able to meet since He called you home so soon. I'll be there with all of you one day...(Read more)
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 Added: Jun. 2, 2014
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