Audrey Deloris Fields, 82, departed this life on December 26, 2019 at The Cedarwood Plaza Nursing Home in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Audrey was born September 3, 1937 in Norfolk, Virginia, to James and Alberta (Towns) Fields. During her youth, the family moved to New York City, where Audrey attended local public schools and where she and the family attended The Abyssinian Baptist Church in the Harlem section of the city.
Following high school graduation, Audrey enrolled at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education four years later. She then returned to New York City to attend Teachers College of Columbia University and earned the Master of Arts degree in Education.
In the early 1960’s, Audrey secured her first teaching job and relocated to Cleveland, Ohio where she worked as elementary school teacher and Math Consultant for the local Board of Education until her retirement in the late 1990’s.
Audrey was a member of the Eliza Bryant Village Auxiliary and the Cleveland Fisk Club.
Audrey Fields leaves to cherish her memory: brother, Darryl, aunts, Willie Mae Hawkins, Bernice Townes and Leola Townes, nieces Audre Fields-Williams and Exzodia Michelle Mack, sister-in-law