Vicki Lynn Kinnamon Shields
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA: Vicki Lynn Kinnamon Shields, 70, went to meet her Savior on August 6, 2014, as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident near her home in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Vicki was born on June 23, 1944, in Chillicothe, Ohio. She was a graduate of Unioto High School, class of 1962. Vicki and her family moved to Virginia in 1987. She was employed by Cincinnati Insurance as a workers compensation clerk until her retirement in 2012.
Vicki was a living example of the Proverbs 31 woman. Her priorities in life were to passionately love God, love her family, and love others. This was evidenced on a daily basis by her unwavering commitment to following Christ during good times and very difficult times, her investment in her family and sacrifices made on their behalf, and her intentional efforts to minister to anyone whom the Lord placed in her path. Some of Vicki's favorite pastimes included reading, sewing, and baking for those she loved. She established a home which was a haven of comfort, warmth, and peace to all who entered. Her most treasured times were those spent with her grandchildren. Her grandchildren would say that their most treasured times were their times spent with her.
She is survived by her brother, Robert Kinnamon and his wife, Tina; her son, Ron Shields; her daughter, Stephanie Gilbert and her husband, Allen; her son, Kevin Shields, and his wife, Amie; and her step-daughter, Lesa Ritchison; as well as her grandchildren, Breanna and Nathan Shields, Halley, Phoebe, and Emma Gilbert, Ethan, Hannah, Landon, and Hayden Shields, Lauren, Riley, and Cody Ritchison, and two great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Una Mae Kinnamon; and her beloved husband, Hal Dane Shields.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at the Monticello Memory Gardens, Charlottesville, Virginia. Rev. James Castle, lifelong family friend, will officiate. Following the service, the family will receive friends from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Lake Monticello Clubhouse.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hill and Wood Funeral Service, Charlottesville, Virginia.
The family is grateful for your prayers and support during this time. Our earthly loss is significant; yet, we claim the rich promises of our great God, and we know without a shadow of doubt that we will see her again and be together for eternity.
I Thessalonians 4:14 & 17a: "For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in Him. According to the Lord's word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep....we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air."
Hill and Wood Funeral Home
201 N. First Street Charlottesville, VA 22902
Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on Aug. 9, 2014