SHIELDS, Panayiota, born, April 28, 1944 died Friday, Nov.2, 2012, with her family by her side, after a long, coura-geous battle from breast cancer
. Yiota was truly an extraordinary person inside and out. Her strength and dignity against insurmountable odds were inspirational to all who came in contact with her. Yiota exuded elegance and grace but at her core was a genuine kindness that endeared her to anyone who met her. Yiota, our "mom" and "nona" is survived by the love of her life, Woody; her mother, Maria Kokolaki; her daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Alan Sororry; her sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Lisette Shields and Jeff and Anne Shields; her sister, Marina Kokolaki; her brothers, Vango and Mihalis; and her beloved grandchildren, Elena, Kalista, Jonathan and Jameson. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, November 6 at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. MacDill Ave., with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the humane society of Tampa Bay.