Sarah Anne Shields Sedille, was born February 22, 1957 in Paducah, KY. Sarah died peacefully on October 18, 2022. She was preceded in death by parents, Rev. Dr. Alan V. Shields and Martha Flowers Shields. Sarah was a caring person who at an early age desired to be a nurse. She was a graduate of Doss High School in Louisville, KY and then pursued her nursing degree. Sarah graduated from Vanderbilt University’s School of Nursing in 1981. Sarah served the nursing profession over a 40 year career as a critical care nurse at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, TN, a quality assurance coordinator for MediQual in Atlanta, GA, a case manager for NAVI Health, and a hospice nurse. Sarah loved her vocation and was a dedicated servant in caring for others, especially for her Mother. She was a life time member of the Presbyterian Church and a faith filled servant of Christ. Over the years she taught Church School, supported children’s choirs, and ministered to homebound church members. Her love of KY Lake, the Great Smokey Mountains, and her love of her family will always be a cherished memory.
Sarah is survived by her sister Dr. Sharon L. Shields (Nashville, TN.), and her brother Raymond Alan Shields (Teri) (Brentwood, TN), nephews Brandon Alan James Shields, Bennett Steven Shields, and niece, Mallory Ray Shields, all of Nashville, TN. In addition she is survived by many cousins, family members, friends and colleagues who loved her dearly. Her surviving dog Precious was a great companion and comfort to her. We are most grateful for care given by the staff at St. Thomas Hospital and the care and comfort given by the staff of Alive Hospice.
A graveside internment was held in the Garden of Peace at Harpeth Hills Memory Garden on October 21, 2022. A memorial service will be held at Hillwood Presbyterian Church in the Spring of 2023. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Alive Hospice, Nashville, TN, St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, TN or to the Vanderbilt School of Nursing.