Lillie M. Fields

Sunrise: November 29, 1923

Sunset: January 11, 2021

Lillie Mae Watkins Fields passed from this earthy life early Monday, January 11, 2021 at Kempsville Health and Rebab Center, VA Beach, VA to rest with our heavenly Father. She was born November 29, 1923 to the late George W. Watkins and Marrietta Roberts Watkins- Wilson and her stepfather Eddie L. Wilson (Pop daddy). She was married to the late Raymond Fields.

Lillie was a graduate of Isle of Wight Training School in Smithfield, VA.  She joined St Mark RZUA Church in Norfolk, VA with her husband Raymond in 1989 and served faithfully on the Deaconess Board. She was employed for twenty plus years and retired as a Greeting Card Designer for American Greeting Cards in Cleveland, Ohio, and a personal assistant for the owners. Upon moving back to VA, she worked and retired as a presser 21 years at Navy Base Tailor Shop NEX NOB, Norfolk. She received the Bingham Award for 5 years, the Bravo, Zuro and CPO awards and many customer services awards. She loved having family visiting and wanted her pants pressed with creases or they were unacceptable.

Lillie’s three brothers and their wives preceded her in death: Eugene (Virginia) Watkins, George Amos Watkins (Grace) and Charles B. (Lelia) and her niece Aston D. Howard.

Treasuring her memory is a keepsake for her nieces and nephew; Joyce V. Guess and Gloria A. Watkins of Baltimore, MD. her caregivers; Evelyn L. Harris (Sherrita Williams), Smithfield, VA, Mary L. Thornton, Portsmouth, VA, Rithia W. Stokley (Timothy, Sr.) Accokeek, MD, Sherrie McDowell, Suffolk, VA and  Charles Wayne Watkins (Lisa)Smithfield, VA; special nephew, Wayne Thornton, Sr., her adopted daughter Patricia Felton, Norfolk, VA;  her church daughters, Annette Harris, and Catherine Barnes, Norfolk, VA, adopted daughter; Rosemary L. Moore, Cleveland, Ohio; stepdaughter Elaine Grant, Statesville, NC; step granddaughter; Karen Brooks, Norfolk, VA and  step grandson Pierre Williams, VA Beach, step nieces an; Stephene Brown, Washington, DC, Eleanore (Jim) Brown and Paul Brown, VA Beach, VA,  along with childhood special friends, Mother Frances A. Perry and Dorothy B. Byrd, Smithfield, VA, special friend William White and his son James, VA Beach; her dear friends Myrna Tatar, San Francisco, CA her son Eric  and Deborah (Steve Harrison) Tatar, Blacksburg, VA. Cherishing Aunt Lil’s memory are several great, great- great nieces and nephews other relatives and friends.

All of her labors are done, and she has exchanged this old home for a mansion that shall never decay. We say goodbye to our beloved Lillie for now until we meet on the beautiful shore. Our love for you remains and our memories keep you near.

Viewing Monday, January 18, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Graveside Service Tuesday, January 19, 2021 12:00pm Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Sherri Winnegan says

    My condolences to the family. May the memories of your loved one carry you through.

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    Martha Ford Evans Jackson "Cindy" says

    Love and prayers to Aunt Lil’s family. Thank you Evelyn L. Watkins Harris for your never ending love and care. Never mentioning what you did for credit. Truly God sent. May God bless you and keep you in his care.

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    Evelyn Hamlin Blount & Family says

    Evelyn, Joyce, Gloria and Rithia, My sympathy and prayers that God will bring you comfort as only He can do. I know the memories that come to mind as you think of Aunt Lil will always bring a smile and fill a place in your hearts that no one else can. May God give the family His everlasting peace. So sorry for your loss.

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