November 11, 1925 ~ December 28, 2020
Marion Crissman Shields, 95, died Monday, December 28, at Quail Haven Village.
Known to friends and family as Criss, she was born in Mount Airy on November 11, 1925, to the late James Gilbert and Opal Marion Crissman. She came to Aberdeen as a newlywed in 1948 and was happily married for 64 years to Charles Shields, who passed away in 2012.
As a child, she moved to Lee County with her family and attended Greenwood Schools in Lemon Springs. After graduating from high school, Criss trained as a Cadet nurse at Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem. The war ended before she was called to duty, and she came to Moore County and began her career as an RN at Moore Memorial Hospital in Pinehurst. She worked there, mainly in pediatrics, for over twenty years. After that, she worked with her husband in the office of Shields Esso/Exxon Servicenter.
Criss was an active member of Page Memorial United Methodist Church in Aberdeen. She enjoyed involvement in her circle, helping with the soup kitchen, working as church historian, and many other church activities. She was also a long-time member of the Cardinal Book Club and the Aberdeen Home and Garden Club.
Criss is survived by son Chuck Shields (Kathy) of Asheboro; daughter Melinda Parker (Bill) of Southern Pines; grandsons Adam Shields (Meredith) of Sophia and Eric Shields (Teresa) of Mooresville; granddaughters Paige Siwy (Nick) of Wake Forest and Brooke Liebl (Kyle) of Hilliard, Ohio; and nine great-grandchildren, ages two to eight: Parker, Oliver, Lucas, and Hannah Siwy; Grayson and Jace Shields; Calvin and Cameron Liebl; and Elizabeth Shields. She is also survived by her sister, Joyce McInnis of Aberdeen.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Charles, and a grandson, Will Parker.
Criss will be laid to rest with her husband at Bethesda Cemetery in a private service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Page Memorial United Methodist Church, PO Box 695, Aberdeen, NC 28315 or First Health Hospice & Palliative Care, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.