When peace, like a river attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll, whatever my lot. thou hast taught me to say, it is well, it is well, with my soul."
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ms. Esther Icelean Smith who entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.
Celebration of Life Services will take place on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at the United House of Prayer For All People located at 1433 Whittamore Road in Chesapeake, Virginia at 11:00am. She will lie in state from 10:00am until time of service. We will be adhering to all COVID-19 restrictions. Masks are required for all services. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, the late William and Esther Sivels of Chesapeake, VA and her stepfather, by whom she was raised and truly loved, the late David Predell Shields of Norfolk, VA . She is survived by: her father, Moonlight Davis (Morning Star Chenven); her brothers, Predell Shields, New Bedford, MA, Terance Shields, Washington, DC, and David Shields, Boston, MA; her sisters, Teresa Shields, Boston, MA and Elizabeth White, New Bedford, MA; her Godmother Joanne Phillips, and a host of beloved uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends, which she loved so much and talked about all the time.
Adkins Memorial Funeral Home has been charged to serve the Smith and connected families with excellence and care during their time of bereavement.
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