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Michael Douglas ‘Mike’ Shields, 69, owned Mike’s Convenience Store at Yorktown Beach

Michael Douglas 'Mike' Shields
Michael Douglas ‘Mike’ Shields

YORKTOWN — Michael Douglas “Mike” Shields 69, died Memorial Day, May 31, 2021. Mike, as everyone knew him, was a long resident of Yorktown and graduated from York High School in 1970.

He was well-known in the Yorktown beachfront area for many years as the owner of Mike’s Convenience Store. He subsequently ran a home repair and painting business with his father Ben Shields for many years. Once his father passed away in 1999, Mike continued his home repair and remodeling business until he passed away.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin A. Shields and Margaret Harris Shields, and is survived by his two brothers, Benjamin T. Shields of Newport News and William R. Shields (Lucy) of Chesterfield; and two nephews and two nieces. He is also survived by his lifelong companion, Evelyn Ainsley, and her children, Elijah Ainsley and Thea Ainsley.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 3, at the Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. A graveside funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, June 4, at Peninsula Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the York County Fire and Life Safety, P.O. Box 532, Yorktown, VA 23690.

(WYDaily Media)

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