Lillian Shields was born on August 25, 1921 to the late Rose Willis and Alex Booker and adopted and raised by Isadora and Edward Johnson. She departed this life on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at the home of her daughter in Bethesda, Maryland.

A native of Charenton, she was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Wilson “Jack” Shields on February 20, 1946. Together they had seven children. Her husband preceded her in death in 1975. Three of her children, Gloria Jones, Bruce Wilson Shields and Rickey Edward Shields, a grandson, Marcus Jones III and a brother, Lawrence Prince also preceded her in death.

She was a member of St. John Baptist Church in Charenton for most of her life and became a member of Takoma Park Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.

She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Patricia Gibbs and son-in-law, Paul Gibbs of Washington, DC; Clara Valenzuela and son-in-law, Ives Valenzuela of Bethesda, Maryland; sons, Gary Shields of Sunset, Florida and Curtis Shields of Los Angeles, California; five grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Lillian will be interred at the Parklawn Memorial Park in Rockville, Maryland.

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