BURLINGTON, N.C. - Ms. Theda Miller Shields, 89, of 2680 S. Mebane Street, died April 3, 2013 at ARMC.
She was the wife of the late Mr. Russell Edward Shields and the daughter of Mr. Robert Miller and Mrs. Emma Haith Miller, both deceased.
She was a member of Great New Moriah Church in Detroit, Mich., where she was a member of the choir. She loved to shop and maintained an immaculate home for her late husband of 66 years.
Survivors include her brother, Willard Haith of Greensboro; sisters, Ollie Mae Watlington of Burlington, Mary Magdelene Edwards and Emma Jean Hunter, both of Bronx, N.Y., and Irene Miller of Baltimore, Md.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 12 siblings.
The public viewing will be Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 2 to 8 p.m. at Blackwell Funeral Home, Burlington. At other times the family will receive visitors and friends at the residence of Ms. Ollie Mae Watlington, 1208 Jackson Street, Burlington, N.C. 27217.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2013 in the Roy Blackwell Chapel of Blackwell Funeral Home, with visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service. The family will arrive at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery.
Services entrusted to Blackwell Funeral Home, Burlington, N.C.