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Gladys Mae Watkins Fields obituary


Serenity Funeral Home, 1024 Homeland Avenue, Greensboro, North Carolina

Gladys Mae Watkins Fields, 91, died on Monday, November 29, 2021.

A native of Caswell County, she was born February 19, 1930 to the late Granderson and Pensacola Bigelow Watkins. She graduated from Caswell County Training School in 1949, then from Maco Beauty College in Greensboro in 1953. In 1957, she married the late Jimmie Lloyd Fields.

She was a loyal member of the Graves Chapel Baptist Church.

For many years she worked at Apex Beauty Shop in Reidsville and operated a salon from her home. In 1996, she retired from the Burlington Industries Williamsburg plant after 30 years of service. She was a member of Pride of Locust Hill, Chapter 624 of the Order of the Star of the East (PHA).

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by all her siblings, Thelma W. Ellis (Ernest), Lewis Watkins (Mattie), Robert Watkins (Thelma), James Watkins (Sadie), Leroy Watkins (Mary), Earl Watkins (Elizabeth), Ruth W. Brown (Alfred), Doris W. Brown (Harry) and Peggy W. Totten (George).

Survivors include her son, Gerald Fields (Janna); grandchildren, Gerald Harris, Trey Harris, Terence Fields and Raigan Fields; great-grandchildren, Malaysia Harris, Trey Harris, Brenda Fields and Trayvian Fields; a host of relatives and friends.

Public viewing will begin Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Serenity Funeral Home, 1024 Homeland Avenue, Greensboro, NC.

The funeral will be on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 3 p.m. from the Graves Chapel Baptist Church, 5373 Badgett Sisters Parkway, Yanceyville, North Carolina. Public viewing will begin at 12:30 p.m. and family will arrive at 2:30 p.m. for the tour. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

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