TUPELO – Mary Elbert “Sis” Fields, 75, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at her home in Tupelo. She was born Aug. 18, 1937, to Elbert “Candy” Fields and Martha Owens Fields.
She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Poplar Springs CME Church. She graduated from the Okolona Public Schools and attended Okolona College. She was employed by Arvin Industries, Reed’s Manufacturing and Bryan Foods and retired from North Mississippi Medical Center Dietary Dept. in Tupelo.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Poplar Springs CME Church in Shannon. Burial will be in Mullen Cemetery at Nettleton. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her companion of 34 years, Randy Hughes; three sons, Terry and Tyrone Fields of Tupelo, and Ricky (Vickie) Fields of Shannon; two daughters, Lisa (David) Goree of Shannon and Tammy Fields of Tupelo; four sisters, Mary E. Sanders, Curmie (Herbert) Arnold and Martha Sue Fields, all of Nettleton, and Joyce (John Albert) Brook of Shannon; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one aunt, Elizabeth Owens; nieces, nephews and cousins; a longtime friend, Bridgett Elliott; and her special niece and caregiver, Nevia Ligon.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her grandparents, George and Mary Owens, and William Henry and Lillie Mae Fields; two brothers, McArthur “Big Jim” and Larry Fields; a son, Johnny Fields; a grandson, Lemiro Fields; and a granddaughter, Laken Goree.