April 24, 2001 ~ July 7, 2021

Born in: Indianapolis, Indiana
Resided in: Indianapolis, Indiana

Daniel Paxton Shields was the youngest child born into the loving care of David and Laura Shields on April 24th, 2001. He was treasured by his six siblings and extended family of the Pilgrim Baptist Church, then pastored by his grandfather Rev. S.R. Shields; he had a strong faith in God.

Paxton was educated in Lawrence at Brook Park Elementary, Belzer Middle School, and Lawrence Central High School. For the past year he worked as an Electrician’s Apprentice, wiring new and re-wiring old homes.

He leaves to mourn his passing: Laura (Mother), David Sr. (Father), Sandra (Stepmother), Tabitha, Jacqueline, David Jr. (Mallory), Candace, Hampton, Payton (Siblings), Tyrea Cannon (Betrothed), Amir (Son), aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, grandparents and a host of friends and extended family.

Always stylish, Paxton, loved art (self-created), adventure (of all sorts), and had a tremendous sense of humor. There was never a dull or boring moment if Paxton was nearby. For him life was to be learned, lived, and loved. He refused to be forced into normalcy. Paxton loved being a father to Amir and cherished having his young son near him.

Paxton was returned to the loving, merciful care of God on July 7, 2021.


Visitation: July 19, 2021 10:00 am - October 1, 2022 11:00 am

Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church
1060 West 30th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Funeral Service: July 19, 2021 11:00 am

Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church
1060 West 30th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208

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  1. David: I am so saddened by your loss. God bless your family. I am praying for you all.
    Dr. Pamela Smith Evans

  2. David, I’m so sorry. I can’t imagine anything more painful than losing a child. Take the time you need to grieve and ask The Lord for strength. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  3. David , my deepest condolences and prayers of comfort to you and your family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  4. David, My deepest condolences to you and your family. Sending up prayers of comfort for you love you my brother/ friend……

  5. Sadden to hear of your lost you have my family condolences my family will continue to keep your family in it’s prayers 🙏

  6. Peyton and David If there is anything you need let Mama know. We’re family. I Love you Peyton.

  7. To David and Laura Shields, may God cover you and the entire family with His Grace and Mercy. We the Taylor family are praying for you during this time of sorrow.
    Always In Our Hearts🙏🏿🙏🏿

  8. David, so sorry for your loss; lean on God for the strength you need at this time. Prayers for the family.

  9. My deepest condolences to your entire family. I am so saddened to hear this. May God comfort you during your time of grieving. I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.

  10. My deepest condolences are extended to the entire Shields family in your loss.. May God comfort you and give you peace today and in all the days to follow.. 🙏🏽❤️

  11. David and family.my deepest condolence to you all during this trying time. My God continues to wrap his arms around you all!

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