2014-01-30 / Obituaries


Pauline Geneva Nelson Fields was born Nov. 15, 1932 in McIntosh. She was the daughter of Lurenda and Dan Nelson.

When Pauline was very young she accepted Christ as her personal Savior, she became a member of Lang’s Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church. She was active in Sunday School and a member of the young adult choir. She later united with the Little Sunflower Missionary Baptist Church, where she served faithfully as the Church’s Minister of Music for more than 40 years, until her health began to fail. Attending school in McIntosh, she graduated as valedictorian of her class. She then attended Bishop State College in Mobile, continued her education in Montgomery at Alabama State Teacher’s College where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in elementary education. She later received a Masters Degree from the University of South Alabama.

Her first job was as a teacher in Frankville. After six years, she completed her teaching career in the elementary schools in Chatom, retiring in 1985.

On June 4, 1954, she was united in Holy Matrimony to Joe Samuel Fields of Sunflower. To this union they were blessed with four children. Ernie L. (Annette) Fields of McIntosh, Ovetta Oakley and Joe (Barbara) Fields Jr., both of Mobile and Tena Dillard of Sunflower. She has 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, inlaws and friends, all who will forever cherish her memories.

Mrs. Fields services were held Saturday, Jan. 25, at 1 p.m. at the McIntosh Church Of God Pentacostal in McIntosh, with Elder Bobby Powe, pastor, with the Rev. Dave Adams, pastor of Little Sunflower Missionary Baptist Church officiating. Interment follwed in the Fields Family Cemetery in Sunflower, under the direction of Jackson Memorial Funeral Home.

Condolences may be left at www.jacksonmemorialfh.com.

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