Johnnie Anna Davis Fields was born October 15, 1918 in North Little Rock, AR to prominent land owners and cotton farmers, John Davis and Edna Seawood Davis. Her faith in Christ was the cornerstone of her existence. Johnnie was a very strong, praying woman, instilling in her children and grand children down to the 5th generation, the same values that carried her 102 years.
Johnnie was a dedicated member of Cornerstone Baptist Church, where she served on the Usher Board and on the Mothers Board under the direction of the late Rev. Hebrew Johnson and the late Rev. Alex Davis.
She worked in various locations as a Housekeeper to support her ever growing family. But her greatest role was Matriarch; which she displayed proudly on her face when asked, “How many grandchildren do you have?” But she still managed to touch the lives of those she worked for as well as those she came into contact with through her church and community. Some just wanted to be near the wisdom and knowledge she possessed.
If you truly knew Johnnie, you would know what she loved almost more than her family……..Fishing! From sunrise to sunset, she could make a catfish surrender and outlast the biggest bass. Now that Johnnie’s gone, maybe now the fish can rest!
She is preceded in death by her mother and father, John and Edna Davis. Her husband, David Wilson Fields Sr. Her sisters and brothers, Beatrice Baines, Leola Davis, Ethel Davis and Edward Daniel Davis. Her children, Edward (Buddy) Daniel Fields, Pearlie Mae Brown, David Wilson Fields Jr., Johnnie Lee Fields, Marjie Virginia Fields.
Johnnie left to be with the Father on April 2, 2021 and leaves to mourn, but yet cherish her memory; her children; Georgia Rucker, Beatrice Fields, Dorothy Gunnells, Chester Ray Fields, Ellen Fay Shinaul (Raymond), Roderick Keith Fields (Margaret), Pierre Andre Fields (Anna), and Allison Dione Fields (Glenn) and a host of Grand and Great- grandchildren reaching to the fifth generation of her legacy; as well as other close family and friends too broad to mention by name.
2 Timothy 4:7-8 I have fought the good, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award me on that day-and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
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