Jennie Oates O'shields PDF Print E-mail


Jennie Oates O'Shields, 45, of Prosperity, died Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

Born on November 11, 1975 in Newberry, she was a daughter of Jeanette Lominick Boozer and the late Jessie Havis Oates. She earned a Bachelor's Degree from Newberry College and served as City Clerk for the City of Newberry. She was a member of Cross Point Church. Her baby boy, Jesse Allen O'Shields was her greatest accomplishment.

She is survived by her husband, Ben O'shields; her mother and step-father, Jeanette and Dusty Boozer; sons, Jessie Allen O'Shields and Barron Reid O'Shields; brothers, Gene Hopper and Mickey James; sisters, Diane Bishop, Amy Hopper, Debbie Tucker, and Renee Franklin; her step-mother, Joyce Oates; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Allen and Brenda O'shields.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 AM Saturday, May 29, 2021 at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Jeff O'Dell and by the Rev. Jimmy Counts. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 200 Center Point Circle #100, Columbia, SC 29210 or to the Newberry Humane Society, P.O. Box 485, Newberry, SC 29108



#37 Sharon W. Lucas 2021-06-03 11:34
I am sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Jennie. She was always so kind.
#36 wayne orr 2021-06-02 10:51
I have such fond memories of Jennie as a sweet teenager. She has gone on ahead but left a clear path to follow. My heartfelt condolences to Jeannette, Gene, Diane, and Amy!
#35 The Levers 2021-06-01 15:23
We are so very sorry for your loss. You family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Jimmy and Karen Lever and Family
#34 Melanie and Aaron B 2021-05-31 19:04
Our deepest and heart felt sympathies go out to Jennie’s entire family. May God bless you with comfort and peace in the days and months to come.
#33 Todd Willingham 2021-05-30 13:24
I knew Jennie from the Academy plus Mr. Tookie was a family friend. Sad to hear of her passing. She's walking on Heavenly Shores now. Prayers for Ben and the family.
#32 Casey Ruff 2021-05-30 05:30
Mike and I are so sorry for your loss, you all are in our prayers! When I think of Jennie, I remember her genuine kindness and love for others.
Mike and Casey Ruff
#31 christie gardner 2021-05-29 10:23
So sorry for you loss! Jennie was a special person! Prayers and hugs for Ben and Jesse.
#30 Morgan Graham 2021-05-29 06:17
Ben, We’re are saddened to hear the news of Jennie’s passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
Morgan and JT Graham
#29 Cindy Hall 2021-05-28 18:48
Praying for all of you !
#28 Brice & Alice Boozer 2021-05-28 18:17
Jeanette we are so sorry for the lost of your sweet daughter. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless each of you in the days ahead.
Brice and Alice Boozer
#27 Amy Cuccia Wilson 2021-05-28 17:45
I knew Jennie in high school and her smile could always light up a room. The video tribute was beautifully done and it was clear that continued to be true. Prayers for the family, who I’m sure are already missing that smile. God bless.
#26 Mike and Jackie Riddle 2021-05-28 16:54
Our Hearts are BROKEN! We loved Jennie so much! She was a BEAUTIFUL LADY and She was so SPECIAL! We are PRAYING for her FAMILY and FRIENDS! GOD gained a BEAUTIFUL ANGEL!
#25 Edith Bedenbaugh 2021-05-28 16:53
Jeanette, Diane, and Gene and the rest of the family, I am sorry to hear about Jennie. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Edith
#24 Diane Drinkall 2021-05-28 16:49
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Jennie. She was always such a joy to have around. Rest in peace Jennie.
#23 Vada and Frances 2021-05-28 16:39
BenWe are sorry for your loss and we have you sympathy may God be with you and the family Vada and Frances Suber
#22 Chris Hunter 2021-05-28 16:36
My deepest and most heartfelt condolences go out to Ben and the family. I am so sorry for the passing of Jennie. I'll never forget the wonderful person she was, always smiling, and her great sense of humor. It was a privilege and a blessing to have been friends with her. You are all in my prayers.
#21 Mary Riddle 2021-05-28 14:35
Ben, I am so sorry. We thought the world off Jennie.
#20 Pat Lollis 2021-05-28 14:17
Brenda & Alan O'Shields
We are so sorry for your loss. Our condolences to your son and all the family. Prayers.
#19 Wendy Shealy 2021-05-28 09:29
Ben and Family,
Johnny and I are so sorry to hear about Jennie's passing. We are praying for you all.
Wendy and Johnny Shealy
#18 Tammy Harmon 2021-05-28 08:49
Praying for comfort for all of Jennie's family and friends. I didn't see her often but she was always so sweet and happy whenever i did. I know she will be sorely missed.
#17 Wes & Helen Griffin 2021-05-28 07:24
We are heartbroken that Jennie has left all her loved ones behind. No one handled pain and illness with the grace and faith that she did. May all her loved ones be blessed by her example of faith and joy in the face of pain and suffering.
#16 Rachael Harrington 2021-05-28 02:54
Ben and family, I am very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family in the days ahead.
#15 Linda Kiser Swartz 2021-05-28 00:27
Jeanette, Diane, and Gene, I am so sorry to hear of Jenny’s passing. My love and prayers go out to all who loved her. May God bring you the peace and comfort that only He can.
#14 Brenda Davis 2021-05-27 22:36
Kayla and family. We are so saddened by the news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Praying for peace. ❤️
#13 Delores Jones 2021-05-27 21:47
Our sincere condolences & prayers goes out to Ben & Jesse during this very difficult time. We were neighbors awhile ago & we seem to hit it off from the start. She was such a kind, caring, and happy person. She will be dearly missed. Rest well Jennie. Milton, Delores, and Sons
#12 Glenn kunkle 2021-05-27 20:13
Jessie, I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family have my heartfelt sympathy. May the knowledge of God's love and care give you peace and comfort during this sad time.
#11 Miles Knight 2021-05-27 20:04
We were fortunate and very blessed to have met and talked with Jennie, Ben, and Jessie while constructing their ramp. Wow...a true Christian and a loving, caring Mom! Jessie, my greatest joy was talking with you when you came over to me quietly to say “Thank you sir, for building this ramp for us.” My eyes teared up (still do) as we talked, and I greatly respect you for being such a fine young man. Your Mom was, is, and always will be so proud of you. Please know we care about you too, and want to hug and help you as you continue to reflect your Mother’s love...always
#10 Linda Bowers Wolfe 2021-05-27 18:19
So very sorry to hear the passing of Jennie.a sweet & beautiful person..prayers for all her family.
John & Linda Wolfe
#9 Vicki Hendrix 2021-05-27 15:23
My deepest sympathy to all of Jennie's family. I've known her since she and my daughter were in school together. She has always been a very nice person. You are all in my prayers.
#8 Vonnie Trammell 2021-05-27 13:56
Heartfelt sympathy and prayers for you and Jesse and your family. She was a beautiful person and always friendly. Gone too soon but always remembered. Roger & Vonnie
#7 TARA MADRAY 2021-05-27 12:41
Mrs. Jeanette, Gene and all of the family my prayers are with you all. Jennie was a true gem, fun loving and full of laughter. Always loved my chats with Jennie over the years. God Bless you all.
#6 Sheila Alexander 2021-05-27 11:58
Diane and family,
My heart breaks for all of you. I never had the pleasure to meet Jennie, but I've followed her journey through my precious friend and her loving sister Diane. Know that you all are uplifted in so many prayers and wishes of comfort. Her suffering is over, and having lost a sibling to this horrible disease myself, I know that your love and missing her will be yet awhile longer. It's never going to be over until you see her again.
#5 Bill &Vicki Riddle. 2021-05-27 11:44
Ben, we are so sorry and saddened about Jennie. Our hearts and prayers are wrapped around you and your son in this very difficult time. Sending all our love your way.
#4 Brooke Franklin 2021-05-27 11:40
I am so sorry to hear of Jennie's passing. I will always cherish the fond memories of our friendship. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
#3 Karey Morris Leist 2021-05-27 11:03
I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you all.
#2 Shirley Mack 2021-05-27 10:40
So sorry to hear of sweet Jennie's passing, We know you will miss her and were praying for you all. We love you all please let us know if we can do anything for you.
The Acord's
#1 Shannon Hendrix 2021-05-27 10:23
Prayers and sympathy to all of Jennie "babes" family. She was once my neighbor and friend and I have nothing but great memories with her as teenagers. Rest easy my friend