Obituary and funeral service: Myrtle Hartley Shields, 92, of Monroe

It is with joy that we celebrate the life of Mrs. Myrtle Hartley Shields. Myrtle passed away on the morning of Monday, October 21, 2019, at the age of 92. She lived a long, full, Christian life.

Myrtle was born in Tennille, GA. She was the daughter of the late Emory C. and Tommie Mae Hartley. She was predeceased by her husband, Wayne Shields. She attended Georgia Southern College to pursue a teaching career. She retired in 1987. She was always the woman behind the man, Wayne, and the Monroe Girls Corps. She lived to help, give, care and love others always putting them before herself.

Myrtle is survived by her daughter, Marsleete Shields.

Funeral services will be at Meadows Funeral Home in Monroe. Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, October 23, 2019, from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. A memorial service will be held at the chapel at Meadows Funeral Home on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at 1:00 PM. Graveside service will follow at West Lawn Cemetery in Monroe.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to her beloved church, Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 1183 Mount Moriah Road, Tennille, GA 31089. Meadows Funeral Home, Inc is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guestbook online at

Reposted courtesy of Meadows Funeral Home.

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