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Kathleen Gaye Shields

September 5, 1962 — April 1, 2024

Ocean Springs

In Loving Memory of Kathleen Gaye Shields

Kathleen Gaye Shields, born September 5, 1962, in Naples, Italy, to James Joseph Jr. and Shirley Anne Harrington, peacefully passed away on April 1, 2024, in Vancleave, MS. She embraced numerous roles throughout her life - a devoted wife, a nurturing mother, a loving grandmother, a supportive daughter, sister, and a cherished friend, weaving a rich tapestry of love and joy that will forever be etched in our hearts.

Kathleen's life was a testament to enduring love, epitomized by her unbreakable bond with her beloved husband and confidant, Ryan L. Shields. Their journey, beginning in 1994, culminated in a beautiful union on March 7, 1999.

Kathleen leaves behind cherished memories and is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ryan L. Shields, her daughter Quondaila C. Bellard, Granddaughter Elyssa Bellard, Brother Craig A. Harrington, Grandparents James Sr. & Helen Harrington and Vern & Elvera Pflaum, alongside other dear family members who welcomed her with open arms into eternity.

Her legacy continues through the embrace of her devoted parents, James Joseph Jr. & Shirley Anne Harrington, and her cherished children: Darren Helt, Cameron Bialy, Gabriel & Toni Shields, Theron & Tracy Shields, and Uriah Shields. Kathleen's siblings, David & Michele Harrington, James & Cheryl Harrington, and Karen Harrington, stand as pillars of her legacy, strengthening the fabric of family bonds with enduring love.

Kathleen's academic achievements, including an associate degree in Business Management from MGCCC, reflect her dedication and unwavering spirit. Her love for travel allowed her to treasure moments shared with loved ones amidst scenic vistas and cherished destinations.

Her infectious laughter, warm embrace, and joyful spirit left an indelible mark on all fortunate enough to know her. Her greatest joys were found in the laughter of her children and grandchildren, whom she supported and celebrated with boundless pride.

A celebration of Kathleen's vibrant life will be held on Friday, April 19th, at 2 pm at the St. Martin Community Center, 15008 Lemoyne Blvd, Biloxi. This gathering serves as a fitting tribute to a life lived with passion, love, and unwavering strength. As we bid farewell to her earthly presence, may her loving soul find eternal peace, and may her memory continue to be a source of comfort and solace, guiding us with her enduring love and light.

The Riemann Family Funeral Home, 13872 Lemoyne Blvd, West Jackson County, is proudly serving the Shields Family.  Please share memories, condolences, and photos with the Kathleen's family

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Service Schedule

Upcoming Services

Celebration of Life

Friday, April 19, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

St. Martin Community Center

15008 Lemoyne Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39532

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