Obituary: Jo Ellen O’Shields

Jo Ellen Rouda O’Shields, 88, of Greer, wife of longtime pastor and retired director of missions Alvin B. O’Shields, died April 12, 2021.

A native of Greenville, she earned an associate degree from North Greenville University. She later served with her husband in many areas of ministry, such as Sunday school, youth, and music ministry. She was administrative secretary at the South Carolina Baptist Convention for more than 11 years, and was a conference leader at White Oak Conference Center and in various churches. She later served as administrative secretary at Fernwood Baptist Church, where she retired after 15 years. She was a member of Roebuck Baptist Church and the Dorcas Sunday School Class, where she also served as assistant teacher.

In addition to her husband of 67 years, she is survived by two children, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.