Gina Shields

April 26, 1954September 1, 2013

GINA SHIELDS, age 59, of Sugar Land, Texas, passed away Sunday, September 1, 2013, after a short battle against lung cancer. She was born April 26, 1954, in Corpus Christi, Texas, to Nick and Gloria Lanza. Gina was a loving and devoted wife, mother, daughter, and friend, who will be greatly missed by those who loved her, and by those whose lives she touched. She was a free spirit with an infectious laugh, who loved to travel, shop, and entertain family and friends at home.

She is survived by her husband of twenty-seven years, William “Billy” A. Shields, III; son, William A. Shields, IV; mother, Gloria Murphy and step-father, M.D. Murphy of Kingsville, TX; mother-in-law, Wanda Shields of Georgetown, TX; and other loving relatives and friends.

A Memorial Celebration of her life will be held at 1:30 PM, Saturday September 14, 2013, at The Settegast-Kopf Co. @ Sugar Creek, 15015 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land (Williams Trace Exit).

For those desiring, donations in Gina’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society


  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 14, 2013

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November 9, 2013

I still remember the fun we all had back when we were about 15...You were on my mind through the years..Rest in Peace....
Kenneth M. Rector
Houston, Texas

November 9, 2013

Billy - I just heard from my mother ,who still lives in Corpus, about the passing of your wife. I remember Gina vividly. She was a gorgeous girl who would be hard to forget .
I just wanted you to know that I'm very sorry and I hope you and your son are doing okay. It must be a sad time. Wish I had some wisdom to impart to you.
Please take good care.

All my best to you. Tami Ponton Erwin

November 6, 2013

Billy, I have misplaced your number and would like to talk to you. I hope you and your family are doing well. Please call if you get a chance.
Robert Scribner 210-601-4264

Kim and Mark Lincecum

September 25, 2013

Billy and William,
Mark and I were so shocked and saddened by the news of Gina's passing. She was a beautiful woman, inside and out. It seems like an eternity since we've seen you and I wish we could have gotten together in Sugar Land. I will always remember her as a beautiful, classy woman with a contagious smile. I remember our years on Melrose and when William was born!! Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, William and the rest of her family and loved ones. WE would love to see you sometime.

Jena Pickett Kauffmann

September 16, 2013

billy,....loved every single picture in the photo gallery/ and gina are/were the most beautiful couple in the whole world....hands down.....!!! ...i wish i could've been at gina's, jena xo

Ann Schumacher Hennis

September 15, 2013

Billy, words cannot express our deep sorrow for your loss. We have been keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. The photo tribute of Gina reflects her beauty and grace, and her love for you. Thank you for sharing. May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Ann Hennis & Mark Carlson

September 14, 2013

My sister told me about your wife. I'm so sorry for your loss. There are no words to say except my deepest condolences to you and your son. Lelen

September 12, 2013

Billy, we are all heartbroken for the loss of your beloved Gina. She touched our entire family and we all loved her dearly. Our prayers are with you and William the days to come. Love, The Houser Family

Mary & Dave McGowan-mingo

September 12, 2013

Words cannot express how shocked and sadden our family is for your
family! Gina will definitely be missed! Sending Love and Prayers your way!!

Our Prayers Are With You and William

Dave, Mary & Forrest

Yvette Keeble

September 12, 2013

Billy - Gina had a beautiful smile and incredible spirit. You and Gina touched our lives with your caring. Please know that you and William are in our prayers. Much love, Yvette, Maddie, West and Grayson Keeble.