Her husband preceded her in death in 1975. Three of her children, Gloria Jones, Bruce Wilson Shields and Rickey Edward Shields; a grandson, Marcus Jones III; and a brother, Lawrence Prince, also preceded her in death.
She was a member of St. John Baptist Church, Charenton, for most of her life and became a member of Takoma Park Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.
She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Patricia Gibbs and son-in-law Paul Gibbs of Washington, D.C., and Clara Valenzuela and son-in-law Ives Valenzuela, Bethesda, Md.; sons Gary Shields of Sunset, Fla., and Curtis Shields of Los Angeles; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Lillian will be interred at the Parklawn Memorial Park in Rockville, Md.