Lillie Mae Fields-Colvin
Lillie Mae Fields-Colvin, 87, passed away with her family at her side on November 27, 2019 at Wilson Regional Medical Center. She was a devout citizen of Binghamton after her parents relocated here in 1934. Her parents (decedents) Reverend Leslie Fields Sr. and Barbara Mae Taylor-Fields sought a contented and better life in Binghamton, New York. Lillie was born November 11, 1932 in Bessemer, Alabama. A loving and devoted mother she raised five children: Dr. Bruce Fields, Robert E. Colvin (decedent), Carlos M. Colvin, Pia Colvin-Armstrong, and Sean T. Colvin. She had two daughter-in-laws she loved deeply: Mary Fields and Carmen Colvin-Escalera. She had many sisters and brothers. Lillie is predeceased by sisters: Nettie M. Fields-Woolfolk, Mary Fields -Mikulski, Louis Fields-Amar, Dorothea Fields-Cornwell, and brothers. Leslie Fields Jr. and Gilbert Fields. Lillie also had adopted children. She was available to everyone who needed her wisdom, caring, love, and support: Sandra Tutterough, Judy Niles (decedent), Karen Niles-McCoon and Amy Niles-Molina. She had been close to many nieces and nephew and their spouses: Rev. Vera and Deacon Stephen Boyd, Medical Librarian-Bernadette Powell-Meeks-M.A., Bonnie and Deacon Ronnie Chitty, Business Rep. -Cynthia and Oscar Powell. She let the good times roll with her best friends: June Niles, Peggy Slaughter, and Valerie Young. Lillie adored all her grandchildren and great grandchildren and was very proud of their accomplishments. Words cannot adequately describe the incredible amount of love and joy that illuminated the room when-so-ever she looked upon her eldest son, Rev. Dr. Bruce Fields. Lillie M. Fields-Colvin was a nursing graduate of Broome Community College. Her father, Rev. Leslie Fields Sr. taught her how to sing in harmony, a cappella style, with her sisters forming Binghamton’s (then) widely known gospel group, “The Fields Sisters”. A faithful follower of Jesus Christ, Lillie was a member of Beautiful Plain Baptist Church (in years past located on Pine Street in Binghamton) and multi-tasked as : Secretary, Treasurer, Sunday School Superintendent. She continued similar tasks for the church founded by her father, Our Free Will Baptist Church. She was an active member of the American Heart Association as well as the American Cancer Society; an active member of Binghamton Psychiatric Society and member of church Women United. A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at, The Congregational Church, 30 Main Street, Binghamton, New York. Family will receive friends from 11 am until time of service at 12 pm. In lieu of flowers send donations to The American Heart Association and /or American Cancer Society 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, New York 13790.