Velma Marie Fields, 84, of Hege Avenue, passed away at 6:45 a.m. Thursday, June 30, 2016, at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation.
Velma was born October 18, 1931, in Metcalfe County, Kentucky, the daughter of Woodrow and Minnie E. Jessie Poore. She married Thurman B. Fields January 31, 1947.
Velma was an original member of Lowell General Baptist Church, where she was very active. She sang in the gospel group “The Fields Family Singers” and was a wonderful and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 3, 2016, at Lowell General Baptist Church with the Rev. Glenn Poynter and Rev. Ronnie Hampton officiating. Calling will be Saturday, July 2, 2016, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service Sunday at the church. Burial will be at Old Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana through the funeral home.
Survivors include her husband, Thurman B. Fields of Columbus; children, Evan E. (Diana) Fields, Danny D. (Jennifer) Fields, Joyce M. (Jim) Adams, Connie S. (Terry) England, Gary W. (Patty) Fields and Larry D. (Jacqueline) Fields, all of Columbus; grandchildren, Scott Fields, Kelly Ulreich, Betsy Lucas, Matt Fields, Natasha Dulong, Danielle Stevens, Jeremy Adams, Chasity Adams, Aleisha Hennsley, Chris England, Brandon Fields, Jeff Fields, Nathan Fields and Thomas Fields; and several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Woodrow and Minnie E. Jessie Poore; a brother, Rufus Poore; and sisters, Leora England, Clore England, Irene England, Ollie Grissom, Ida Fields, Bertha Ballard, Beatrice Fields, and her twin sister, Zelma Poore.
You are invited to view her video tribute after 1 p.m. Saturday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.