Fallen Hero: SFC(Ret.) Jeannie Shields

Harrisonburg, LA and Madison, MS

Funeral Home

Young Funeral Home

609 N. EE Wallace Blvd. Ferriday, LA 71334


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A memorial service will be held in Jeanie’s hometown of Harrisonburg, LA at the First Baptist Church on Saturday, Mar 13, 2021, at 2 PM.  Friends and family are included.


Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on March 1, 2021, and moved on to her heavenly home. SFC(Ret) Jeanie Shields, age 64, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within HQ STARC  has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life.  We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed:  “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier.  We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service.  We thank you for your service.  Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done.  Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.



SFC(Ret.) Jeannie Shields, wife of MG(MS) Roger Shields, passed this morning (March 1, 2021) after an illness.  She was a close friend to so many in the Mississippi National Guard and their families.  She also knew what it was like to serve and to be the spouse of a Service member. We mourn her passing but honor her sacrifice and willingness to serve.  Please keep her family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.


It is always difficult saying goodbye to someone we love and cherish. Family and friends must say goodbye to their beloved Jeannie Shields of Madison, Mississippi, born in Beaumont, Texas, who passed away at the age of 64, on March 1, 2021. You can send your sympathy in the guestbook provided and share it with the family. You may also light a candle in honor of Jeannie Shields.

She was predeceased by : her parents, Johnny Guillote and Louise Guillote. She is survived by : her husband Roger Shields of Madison, MS; her daughters, Sara Alston (Andy) and Jessica Buck (Andrew); her step-children, David Shields (Jennifer) and Dawne Honeycutt (Jason); her grandchildren, Hannah Honeycutt, Kaitlyn Alston, Chase Honeycutt, Bryan Alston, Joshua Alston, Kylie Wright, Emilee Alston, Madalyn Alston, Landon Shields and Kaleb Buck; and her siblings, Tricia Smith (David), Stephanie Boothe (Glenn), Mary Kathryn Leiper (Bob), Cindy Mount (Douglas) and Stephen Guillote (April). She is also survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, family and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 13th 2021 at 2:00 PM at the First Baptist Church (600 Bushley St, Harrisonburg, LA 71340).

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Catahoula Parish Library, 300 Bushly St., Harrisonburg, LA 71340.