LaVerne Evon Shields, 94, of Little Rock and formerly of Helena- West Helena, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 in Little Rock.

LaVerne Evon Shields, 94, of Little Rock and formerly of Helena- West Helena, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 in Little Rock. Mrs. Shields was born Sept. 22, 1923 in Phillips County to Willie D. and Mary Pate Griffin .

LaVerne was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Shields, Sr., sons, Lynn Shields, Sr., Ernest Shields, Jr. and Bobby Shields and daughters-in-law, Charlene Jean Shields and Claire Shields.

She leaves and is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Karen Payne of North Little Rock; daughter-in-law, Susan Shields of Little Rock; grandsons, Lynn Shields, Jr., Kelly Shields, Jamie Redding and Jonathon Redding; and her granddaughters, Diane Smith, Traci Williams and Jeannie Washam.

LaVerne worked with her husband, Earnest, at Unique Cleaners, the business they owned for many years in Helena-West Helena. She was an active member of the Richmond Hill Church of Christ and later Twin City Church of Christ. After moving to North Little Rock she attended Windsong Church of Christ. She loved her family and enjoyed sewing, gardening and walking. She will be missed and remembered with love.

Graveside services for LaVerne Evon Shields will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec.16, 2017 at Sunset Memorial Park in Helena-West Helena. Visitation will be held at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Saturday prior to the graveside services.

Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in Helena-West Helena will direct the service. The Online guestbook may be signed at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.