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Barbara Jo Shields

July 18, 1962 ~ May 2, 2022 (age 59)

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Barbara Jo Shields, 59, of Erie passed away peacefully at UPMC Hamot on May 2, 2022.

Barbara was born to the late Duane Edward Harkless and Lillian Juanita (Haines) Harkless on July 18, 1962.

Barbara enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, traveling, her cat Lilly, going to amusement parks, she was a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers fan and loved attending church at Greater Calvary Full Gospel Baptist Church where she served on the usher board.

Barbara is survived by her husband Darrien Shields, five children, Krystle Shields, Derek Shields, Samantha Shields, Jermaine (Brittany) Shields, Brittney (Kareem) Shields, Two sisters, Gail (Robert) Gilkey and Susan Harkless. Eighteen grandchildren and many nieces and nephews who she cherished. She is also survived by two special friends Denise Bores and Simone Carr.

Barbara was preceded in death by three sisters, Sandra Johnson, Kathleen Fuller and Dorothy Gilkey. One infant brother Duane Harkless, her niece Tanesha Harkless, brother-in-law Terry Gilkey and her significant other Charles Stapp.

Family and friends will be received Saturday, May 14, 2022 at the Greater Calvary Full Gospel Baptist Church 2624 German Street, Erie, Pennsylvania 16504 from 10 am until the time of her Homegoing Celebration beginning at noon.

Online Condolences may be sent to Davisgarrfuneralhome.com

Arrangements have been entrusted to Davis-Garr Cremation and Funeral Services, Inc. 459 East 12th Street, Erie, Pennsylvania 16503.

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May 14, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Greater Calvary Full Gospel Baptist Church (German Street)

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