Beatrice Coggins Fields 91, of Sanford passed away Sunday March 18, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm Friday at First Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow at Buffalo Cemetery.
She was born in Lee Co, on April 1, 1926, daughter of the late John M. Coggins and Mary Bullard Coggins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Charles N. Fields and a sister, Hortense Thomas Holder.
Mrs. Fields worked at the National Bank of Sanford, Southern National Bank, and for Lee Co Government in the finance offices and Assistant County Manager, after 30 years of service. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church, the Carrington McNeill Vanguard Sunday School Class, Women of the Church serving several offices. Bea was presented an Honorary Life Membership by the Women of the Presbyterian Church, and was a member of the Sanford Business and Professional organizations. She loved gardening and sharing her flowers with others. Mrs. Fields was a graduate of Greenwood High School and attended Campbell College.
Mrs. Fields is survived by her sons, Neil Fields of Sanford and Steve Fields (Renee) of Raleigh; sisters, Maxine Yarborough (John), Marcella Gittins and Nancy Perrell all of Sanford; sister in law, Margaret Fields Hackney of New Bern; grandsons, Nolan, Michael, and Matthew Fields; many beloved nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Thursday at Rogers Pickard Funeral Home, and other times at 2119 Carthage Street, Sanford.
Memorial contributions can be made to First Presbyterian Church, 203 Hawkins Ave, Sanford, NC 27330; or to the Charity of One’s Choice.