Parlee Shields

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Services for Parlee Shields of Lorain, Ohio, are noon Wednesday,April 14, at New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Brookhavenwith burial in New Zion Union Cemetery in Bogue Chitto.

Visitation is Tuesday from 1-6 p.m., at Tyler Funeral Home.

Mrs. Shields, 88, died April 3, 2004, at Community HealthPartners Hospital in Lorain. She was born in Brookhaven.

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She was a homemaker and worked part-time for Lorain CommunityAction Agency. Mrs. Shields was a member of Shiloh MissionaryBaptist Church in Lorain. She was a past member of New BethelPrimitive Baptist Church in Lorain, and New Jerusalem MissionaryBaptist Church in Brookhaven, where she served on the mother board.Mrs. Shields enjoyed reading and playing bingo. She lived in Lorainfrom 1952-1975, then moved to Brookhaven, and returned to Lorain in2002.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Hillery and IdaCrossley; a daughter, Willie Faye Allen; a son, William ShieldsJr.; three sisters; and four brothers.

Survivors are her husband of 66 years, William Shields; herdaughters, Jennell Chinn of Lorain, and Alma Lewis of Cleveland,Ohio; her sons, Gilbert Shields and James Shields, both of Lorain;her sister, Fay Imes of Lorain; 19 grandchildren; 26great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and her nieces,nephews and other relatives.