Rosita Ebanks Shields
Rosita Ebanks Shields
  • November 14, 1932 - September 17, 2017
  • New Orleans, Louisiana

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On Sunday, September 17, 2017, Rosita Ebanks Shields passed away at the age of 84, surrounded by her loving children and family. She was welcomed into the gates of Heaven by her parents, Willard Charles Ebanks and Sophia Espejel Ebanks, and her adoring husband of nearly 60 years, William T. Shields, Jr. and her brother Charles (Blue) Ebanks. Rosita is survived by her 6 devoted children: David Raymond Shields (Myla), Mark Steven Shields, Cindi Marie Shields, Carolyn Gail Shields, Barry Carl Shields and Danny Allen Shields, (Rachel). She was loved tremendously by her 4 grandchildren: Jacob Shields (Alison), William Shields, Juliet Shields, and the late Aaron Shields. Rosita is also survived by her great-grandchild, Stella Shields and her nephew, Charles I. Ebanks, Jr.

She was a dedicated parishioner of Holy Spirit Church in Algiers before she became ill.

Rosita also served as a member of the Red Hats Society, Golden Ages, and Mary’s Helpers.

Rosita was a devoted wife, mother, friend and grandmother. She was fun loving and truly one of a kind. She was a talented artist and her love was music. Her passing is the end of an era for the Shields family, and she will forever be missed. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass at 12:00pm on Friday, September 22, 2017 at the Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., Metairie, LA. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the time of the Mass. Interment will be private.

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