Frances Grace Shields passed away at the age of 75 on Sunday afternoon October 2nd 2022, surrounded by family. Frances Grace was born June 10th 1947 in Philadelphia PA, she spent a significant portion of her life in Washington, DC, Hyattsville, MD and finally, Virginia Beach, VA. She worked at the US Department of Agriculture in Maryland for 27 years.
Franny was most proud of her family and loved them very much. She was preceded in death by her youngest son, “her baby boy” Christopher “Chris” Charles Shields, her sister Kathleen and brother-in-law Cecilio Hermoso. She is survived by her sons, Carl “Dusty” Shields (wife Holly) and Brian Shields, she was very proud of her boys.
Her Pride and joy and light of her life were her grandchildren and her great grandchildren. She is survived by her grandchildren, Cheryl Anne (Shields) McGowan (husband Justin), Taylor Elizabeth Shields, Daniel Patrick Shields (wife Kristen), Griffin Shields (wife Shayla), Grant Shields, Brian Shields, Jr., and Brianna (Shields) Mendez, Zachary Shields, Mathew Shields, and Jacob Shields.
Her great grandchildren whom she adored and who only referred to her as Sunshine, Elliette “Ellie” Shields, Vincent “Vince” McGowan, Veda McGowan, and newborn whom she never had the opportunity to meet, Judson Layne Shields.
Franny was a loving and devoted aunt to her nieces and nephews who loved and adored her, Randy, Jay, Kenny, Elena, and Lori, “The Hermoso’s “and their spouses.
Frances Grace was a kind loving soul, she loved her family and her lifelong friends. If you know Franny you know this is what she would want to leave you with, “remember kindness, always choose kindness.”
A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, October 14th, 2022, at Family Choice Funerals & Cremations
In lieu of flowers you may make a donation in her name at Stand for the Silent https://standforthesilent.org/ .
Celebration of Life
Family Choice Funerals & Cremations
5401 Indian River Road. Virginia Beach, VA 23464