Theresa Shields

Obituary of Theresa Shields

Theresa Jean Shields, age 77, passed away peacefully October 23, 2020, at her home in Florida surrounded by her husband, Ed, and family. She was born May 19, 1943 in Columbus, Ohio to George and Jean Kinser. Theresa attended South High School in Columbus, Ohio. She has two sons, Gary Richard Grimm and Steven Douglas Grimm. Theresa married Thomas Edward Shields on December 9, 1993. Their ceremony was held on Captiva Island, Florida. Theresa worked as a manager for a Home Owners Association in Fort Myers for five years. Following this, Theresa and Ed moved to Kosciusko, MS, to care for their parents. Theresa and Ed moved back to Florida in 2017 to enjoy family and sunshine. Theresa and Ed shared nearly 27 years of marriage as best friends, with a remarkable love for one another built on mutual respect, honesty, and understanding. Theresa was always there for anyone who needed a friend to talk with. She was one of the most loving, honest and humble women you would ever meet. Even though she was the mother to her sons Gary Richard and Steven Douglas, Theresa was motherly to everyone. Her warm smile and caring hug welcomed so many into her life. Theresa loved butterflies; at any moment you could look around and see a butterfly somewhere in the house, in her car, or even on her clothes or jewelry. She loved to crochet and read. Theresa was a great cook; she made meals that brought family together to create memories. For any visitors to their house, the moment you were greeted by Theresa, it felt like home. Her loving nature and uplifting spirit created a sense of belonging and family. Theresa is survived by her husband, Thomas Edward; son, Gary Richard and his wife, Dian,a of Fernandina Beach, Florida; son, Steven Douglas and his wife, Cena, of Pickerington, Ohio; four daughters and sons-in-law; 19 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She loved them all touched them deeply. A celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 10:30 a.m. viewing proceeded by service at noon at Charlotte Memorial, 9400 Indian Spring Cemetery Rd., Punta Gorda, FL 33950. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to TideWell Hospice Care, 1144 Veronica Street, Port Charlotte, FL 33952.
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