Deborah Katrina Gibbons Fields, 56, wife of LeRoy Fields, Jr., was called home to rest on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at her home in Mount Holly, N. J.. Born on September 23, 1954 in Sumter County, she was the daughter of the late William (Jack) Gibbons and Mattie Jane Cousar Gibbons.
She was educated in the Sumter County School System and graduated from Morris College with her Bachelor’s of Arts Degree. Deborah was a faithful member of the Mt. Sinai A. M. E. Church, Lynchburg, where she accepted Christ as her Savior during her early childhood.
Deborah served her country faithfully in the United States Army for two years, and later was employed at Fort Dix Facility as a human resources assistant. In her spare time, she loved to cook for her family and enjoyed entertaining anyone who stopped by to visit.
She leaves to mourn her memories: her husband, LeRoy Fields, Jr.; one son, Marques; two daughters, Chalandrea and Vanessa; and a grandson, Elijah, all of Mount Holly, N. J.; two brothers, George Gibbons (Barbara Jean) and Larry Gibbons, both of Sumter; five sisters, Doris (James deceased) Knight of Philadelphia, PA, Ella (Bishop Lee) Burns and Alice (David) Stewart, both of Sumter, Louise (Thomas deceased) Goodman of Lynchburg, Ardenia (Eugene deceased) Parrett of Norcross, GA; her father-in-law, LeRoy Fields, Sr.; sisters-in-law, Nerissa Fields, Valerie Fields, all of Yonkers, N. Y., Anita Fields of Fountain, CO, Melanie Durham of Lithonia, GA, Roseann Mosely of Goldsboro, N. C.; a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Joe Louis Gibbons.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p. m., Friday, March 18, 2011 from the Mt. Sinai A. M. E. Church, 4835 Mt. Sinai Church Road, Lynchburg, with the Reverend Marie Deas-Webb, pastor, eulogist.
The Family will receive friends at the home of her brother, Larry Gibbons, 378 Myrtle Beach Highway, Sumter.
The Remains will be placed in the church at 1:00 p. m.
The procession will leave from the home of her brother at 1:30 p. m.
Floral bearers and Pall bearers will be friends of the family.
Burial will be in the Edward’s Cemetery, Lynchburg.