Ruby Mae “RuMae” Fields, 79
by Whitley Clifton | November 28, 2018 1:20 pm
A celebration of life for Ruby Mae “RuMae” Fields, 79, were held Sunday, November 25, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church of Swainsboro with Dr. Charles Wiggins II presiding. Interment followed at Swainsboro City Cemetery. She died Sunday, November 18, 2018.
Mrs. Ruby Mae “RuMae” Fields was born August 23, 1939, in Statesboro to the late John R. Williams and Marie O. Franklin. At an early age, she professed her faith in Jesus Christ and joined Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, where she served faithfully until her health declined. Fields was the first den mother of the black Cub Scouts of Emanuel County and a troop leader of the Girl Scouts. Fields was a dedicated center of the Trinity Mass Choir for more than 54 years, and was a CNA with Emanuel County Hospital for more than 30 years. She was also a childcare worker for Love & Care Daycare Center. As a result of her generous spirit and loving personality, she was loved by many. The love she had for her family and people was truly one of a kind. Field’s Christian life was as she was, and her life will forever remain in the lives of all who knew her. In addition to her parents, Fields was preceded in death by her husband, James Willie Fields Sr.; one sister, Roberta Williams; and one son, Charles E. Bell.
Survivors include and daughter, Mary Ann Mitchell; three sons, James Fields Jr., Larry Fields, and Willie Fields; two stepsons, Rene Nesbitt of Augusta and Edward Shedrick; one brother, Homer Lee Williams; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-granddog; two God-children; one devoted God-sister; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Mosley’s Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of arrangements.