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June 20, 2014

Jasper Schield Jr. AKA Jasper Shields, Jr.

PORT ARTHUR —    Jasper Shields, Jr., 77, of Port Arthur, departed this life on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas.  Jasper was born December 23, 1936 to Jasper Shields, Sr. and Helen in Sorrel, LA.  Jasper was loved by all who knew him.  He was preceded in death by his mother, father, two brothers and two sisters.

   He leaves to cherish his memory one son; Rodney Shields of Port Arthur, TX; a faithful and loving friend Matilda Brown; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Audrey Veazie of Houston, TX, Lois Shields and Pearl Goss of Port Arthur, TX; five brothers, Kenneth Shields (Sandra), Kerney Shields, Roderick Shields (Christina) all of Port Arthur, TX, Paul Shields and Fareed Salaam (Aminah) of Houston, TX; three aunts, Dorothy White and Willie Mae Shields of Port Arthur, TX and Doretha Wilson (Alford) of Beaumont, TX. Jasper was also survived by Patrice Merrill and Priscilla Petatan whom he loved dearly, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

   Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Thomas Blvd Church of Christ, 2948 Thomas Blvd., Port Arthur, TX with a viewing from 9 a.m. until service time with Rev. Gene Winston officiating.   Burial will follow in Live Oak Cemetery under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home.

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