Gladys Mae Watkins Fields

Gladys Mae Watkins Fields, 91, passed away Monday, November 29, 2021.

A native of Caswell County, she was born on February 19, 1930 to the late Granderson and Pensacola Bigelow Watkins.

She graduated from Caswell County Training School in 1949 and later graduated from Maco Beauty College in Greensboro in 1953.

In 1957 she married the late Jimmie Lloyd Fields.

She was a faithful member of Graves Chapel Baptist Church.

For many years she worked at Apex Beauty Shop in Reidsville as well as operating a salon in her home. In 1996, she retired from Burlington Industries Williamsburg Plant after 30 years of service.

She was a member of Pride of Locust Hill, Chapter No. 624 Order of the Eastern Star (PHA).

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by all of 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 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 was held on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. at Serenity Funeral Home, 1024 Homeland Avenue, Greensboro, NC.

Funeral services were held Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 3 p.m. from the Graves Chapel Baptist Church, 5373 Badgett Sisters Parkway, Yanceyville, NC. Public viewing began at 12:30 p.m. and the family arrived at 2:30 p.m. for the visitation. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

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