Mr. Roderick Samuel Shields, Jr., age 38 of Frederick, MD, departed this life on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, MD.
Roderick, son of Roderick Samuel Shields, Sr. and Glenda Ballard Shields, was born November 9, 1973 in Nash County, North Carolina.
He was reared and educated in Raleigh, NC.
As a youngster, he showed a real talent for drawing and sketching, and continued to develop that skill throughout his life, including mechanical drafting and designs for t-shirts and tattoos.
"Rick" enjoyed sports, participated in soccer and became an avid Redskins fan early on. He always loved visiting his many cousins in the Maryland area.
On September 20, 2003, Rick was united in Holy Matrimony to Stephanie LaTrich Brown of Reidsville, NC and they were blessed with two beautiful children: Tahlik RaShaad "TK" and ZaNyiah Brielle.
For ten years, he worked as Store Manager for Footlocker and seven years for Spring, Inc.
He was preceded in death by grandparents: Willie L. Ballard, Frederick P. and Edith Morris Shields.
Memories remain with his wife: Stephanie B. Shields; his children: Tahlik RaShaad Shields and ZaNyiah Brielle Shields; his parents: Roderick S. Shields, Sr. and Glenda Ballard Shields; his brother: Jolon C. Shields and wife, Sonnia L. Thomas Shields; his maternal grandmother; aunts and uncles and many paternal and maternal cousins and friends.
A viewing will take place on Friday, July 20, 2012 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Cofield Mortuary.
A Graveside Memorial will follow in the Cedarview Cemetery, Enfield, NC.
The Cofield Family and Staff extends their heartfelt sympathy and continued support to their cousins, The Shields Family, during and after this period of bereavement.