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Mae Evelyn Shields Murray

January 19, 1941 September 11, 2019
Mae Evelyn Shields Murray
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Age 78 of 205 Washington Street, Wrens,passed on Wednesday September 11, 2019. Family and friends may call at the residence. Freeman Funeral Home, 402 Curtis Street, Wrens in charge of arrangements.

On Wednesday September 11, 2019, our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend peacefully entered into eternal rest in Augusta, GA.

She was born Mae Evelyn Shields on January 19, 1941, to the late Johnnie W. Shields and Tweetie Mae McNair Shields in Glascock County, Georgia.

She attended public school in Glascock, Warren and Jefferson Counties. She was a graduate of Jefferson County High School. At an early age she joined Stamp Branch Baptist Church in Warren County, Georgia.

She entered into holy matrimony on December 16, 1961, to the late Odell Murray and to this union one son was born whom they affectionately called “Ken”. They were married for 38 years before his death in the year 2000.

Evelyn joined the Wrens Chapel AME Church to serve alongside her husband. She served faithfully as both a steward and a missionary and held various other offices down through the years. Evelyn enjoyed attending the AME annual conferences where she made many friends along the way. She loved her church and was committed to its success both financially and physically.

Evelyn was a master seamstress. She held several jobs as a seamstress and also worked as a cashier. In 1984, combining these skills, she and her late husband became entrepreneurs and opened “Wrens Laundromat and Dry Cleaners” which she continued to operate after his death until 2014.


She leaves to cherish her memories: a son and daughter- in- law Rev. Eric “Ken” Murray and Kathy Cannida Murray of Tennille, GA,: two sisters Alma Ford, Wrens, GA and Minnie Geter, Augusta, GA; six brothers Harvey (Flora) McNair, Thomson, GA, Johnnie F. (Dean) Shields and Eugene (Geraldine) Shields, Atlanta, GA, Bishop Henry Calvin (Bishop Candace) Shields, San Bernardino, CA, Bunyan Alvin (Alice) Shields, Wrens, GA, Wallace (Deborah) Shields, Charlotte North Carolina; five grandchildren: Nichola “Nikki” (Wesley) Smith, Macon, GA, Shenika (Rodney) Woodard, Sandersville, GA, Rameeka Askew, Tierra Murray and Kerryn Murray, Tennille, GA; seven great-grandchildren: Destinee Ellison, Ke’Von, Jamaryon and A’Riyah Woodard, Sandersville, GA, Izaiah Wallace, Brandon A. Askew, and Kyndall Marie Johnson, Tennille, GA; five Godchildren: Morris A. Hannah, Sheena Jackson, Jerel Jackson, Toya Gibbons and Eddie Bernard “B.G.” Gibbons: one brother-in-law Richard (Mary) Murray, a sister-in law Carolyn A. Murray both of Wrens, GA; special friends: Ella Mae Gibbons and Bernard Gibbons both of Wrens, GA ; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


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Visitation

Monday

16

Sep

11:00 AM 9/16/2019 11:00:00 AM - 8:00 PM 9/16/2019 8:00:00 PM
Freeman Funeral Home

402 Curtis Street
Wrens, GA 30833

Freeman Funeral Home
402 Curtis Street Wrens 30833 GA
United States

Wake/ Meet & Greet

Monday

16

Sep

6:00 PM 9/16/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/16/2019 8:00:00 PM
Freeman Funeral Home

402 Curtis Street
Wrens, GA 30833

Freeman Funeral Home
402 Curtis Street Wrens 30833 GA
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

17

Sep

9:00 AM 9/17/2019 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9/17/2019 11:00:00 AM
Freeman Funeral Home

402 Curtis Street
Wrens, GA 30833

Freeman Funeral Home
402 Curtis Street Wrens 30833 GA
United States

Service

Tuesday

17

Sep

1:00 PM 9/17/2019 1:00:00 PM
Wrens Chapel A.M.E. Church

112 W Howard Street
Wrens, GA 30833

Rev. Chekibe Holman, Pastor, Presider / Presiding Elder (Retired) Ella Samuels, Eulogist / Funeral procession will leave 205 Washington St., Wrens at 12:30 pm

Wrens Chapel A.M.E. Church
112 W Howard Street Wrens 30833 GA
United States

Repast

Tuesday

17

Sep

3:00 PM 9/17/2019 3:00:00 PM
Wrens Chapel A.M.E. Church

112 W Howard Street
Wrens, GA 30833

Church Fellowship Hall

Wrens Chapel A.M.E. Church
112 W Howard Street Wrens 30833 GA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Wrens Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

Hwy 80 Quaker Road
Wrens, GA 30833

Hwy 80 Quaker Road Wrens 30833 GA
United States
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