Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Reba Odessa Jones Shields, 102 years of age of Blountstown, Florida who passed away Monday, November 18, 2019 at her home. Reba was born August 6, 1917 in Winder, Georgia to the late Andrew F. Jones and Callie N. (Gurley) Jones. She was baptized at the Galilee Christian Church as a young bride. She was the owner and operator of a beauty salon in Dade County, Florida and in 1968 she and her husband moved to Blountstown, Florida where she established Reba’s Beauty Salon on Main Street until her retirement. She became a member of the Bristol Christian Church and the Daughters of the American Revolution. In her spare time, she loved to sew and read. Mrs. Shields is preceded in death by her husband, George W. Shields in 2001 and her brother, Ralph P. Jones.
Survivors include her daughters, Helen Gavin and Rita Maupin; her grandchildren, George Gavin, James Maupin, Jr. and his wife Nanci, and great grandchildren Elizabeth Kate and John Shields Maupin; her extended family, Patricia Orange and her husband Thomas; Nancy Armistead and her husband Tommy; Mercer Crook and his wife Chris; Kevin Jones, Allen Jones, Cheryl Jones, Carol Jones; the Gurley family, Elder family and James Maupin, Sr; all of whom she loved very dearly.
Services to honor and to celebrate Mrs. Shields life will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Evans Funeral Home Chapel in Jefferson, Georgia with Minister Bruce Quiggle officiating. Interment will follow in Galilee Christian Church Cemetery, Jefferson, Georgia. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services on Saturday at the funeral home.
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