In Loving Memory
Ms. Albrinae Lashae Shields also known as “Nae-Nae” to her family, was born in Dallas, TX on April 21, 1997 to Stacey Barnett and Alton Shields. God decided to give Albrinae an extra portion and blessed her with a beautiful loving bonus mother Teklia Shields.
Albrinae, religious affiliation began as a child in Dallas, TX where she accepted Christ at a young age. She received her early childhood and high school education in Dallas, TX. She always had a smile, enjoyed being a mother to her five beautiful children, she loved cooking and trying new recipes, she enjoyed movie night with her kids, hanging out with her sisters and cousins, and was the life of the party. She enjoyed the time she spent with her kids which are memories they will always cherish.
On April 1, 2023 God called the role and Albrinae Lashae Shields was on it, she closed her eyes and took hold of the master’s hand and walked in. She is preceded in death by her grandfather Lonnie Eugene Barnett, her grandmother Aline Williams, her grandmother Glenda Alexander, and her brother Sherman. She leaves to cherish her memories, her mother, Stacey Barnett (Dallas, TX); her father and step-mother, Alton & Tekila Shields (Dallas, TX); her four amazing and beautiful daughters, Aniayah Haley, Jonari Gillaspie, Jai’Lani Gillaspie, and Ariana Gillaspie; one amazing and handsome son, Jermaine Gillaspie; two brothers, Demond Jones and Joshua Shields; three sisters, Briea Shields, Lamonica Henry, and Demonica Jones; grandmother Diane Barnett, grandparents Alton & Sharon Green, and her boyfriend and childhood love Johnathon Gillaspie, a host of great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A Poem to Our Mother: The Broken Chains
Momma we didn’t know that morning that God would be calling your name,
In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you the same,
Its’s only natural for our hearts to break at the thought of losing you,
But we know you did not leave here alone, for part of each of your children went with you.
Thank you, Momma, for giving us life, although we cannot see you we feel you near,
Momma our family chain is broken, nothing seems the same,
But we know God always honors his word and has assured us
he will call us one by one and restore our chain.
I’ve closed my eyes and fallen asleep
So there’s no reason for you to weep,
This is a debt we all must pay.
I’ve endured pain and sometimes sorrow
Now I don’t have to worry about tomorrow,
But for you, life must go on
You must not worry because I’m gone.
You stood beside me all the way
When I was down you knew what to say.
You always told me to get some rest,
Let me sleep now, I’ve done my best.
So, please let me rest in peace,
The tears you’re shedding soon will cease.
You’ll soon realize that this was meant to be,
And I thank God because he came for me.
A Special Thanks
If you sent food, we thank you
If you gave money, we thank you
If you gave your time, thank you
If you gave your love, we thank you
If you sent flowers, we thank you
If you lent one of us a shoulder to cry on, we thank you
If you sent a card, we thank you
If you prayed for us, we thank you
If you gave us a hug, we thank you
If you called us, we thank you