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Henry B. Fields

March 18, 1926 February 26, 2010
Henry B. Fields
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Deacon Henry Baker Fields departed his life on Friday, February 26, 2010. He was born on March 18, 1926 to the union of the late Deaconess Eldner and Deacon Henry Fields in Brunswick County in Blackstone, VA. He was predeceased by one sister, Jeanette Jones and two brothers, Nathanial Junius Fields.
He was educated in Brunswick County Public Schools. In 1942 he entered the military (Army) where he continued to educate himself and served his country in World War II.
He was joined in Holy Matrimony to the late Margaret Fields.
He joined Little Mount Baptist Church at an early age. He later became a Deacon of the church and his wife Margaret Fields became a Deaconess. He was a dedicated Christian and served his church faithfully until his health challenges and he was admitted to Heritage Hall Nursing Home. Even after being admitted to the nursing home, he continued to serve God and inspired others in church activities in the nursing home with his Great Prayers and dedicated services.
He enjoyed hard work and worked at Ken Lea Industry in Kenbridge, VA until he retired. He liked helping others with their lawn services and giving advice on car maintenance. In his spare time he loved going fishing and assisting his late wife (Margaret) prepare meals for family gatherings. He always welcomed everyone to have meals and made sure everyone was well fed before leaving their home.
Deacon Fields leaves to cherish his memories: his baby sis, Elizabeth Pittman of Temple Hills, MD; two sons, John Hardy and Tommy Joe Hardy; two sisters-in-law, Betty Fields and Annie Conner; three brothers-in-law, James Pittman, Robert Hardy and Floyd Hardy; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; a selection of nieces and nephews; Patricia Green, Priscilla Pryor, and Calvin Jones was always at his bedside to support their Uncle with loving support and his special needs. He was also supported by church family, friends and other relatives.
Funeral Service Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 12:00 noon at Little Mount Baptist Church, Blackstone with interment in the church cemetery.
W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangements.
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