August 14, 79, Goldsboro
Estelle Lee Fields passed away Saturday, August 14, 2020. Estelle was born in Johnston County to the late Warren G. Harden Lee and Eunice Brantham Lee on August 11, 1941. In addition to her parents, Estelle was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Fields, Jr., and three siblings, Teenie Lee Keith, Warren G. Harden Lee, Jr., and Dorothy Lee Lewis.
Estelle loved to read and watch television. There was nothing quite like afternoons spent watching the race with Rose and Jimmy while she pulled for Earnhardt and Truex. Estelle had a sport for every season and would try to convert her friends and family to pull for her favorite football, basketball, and golf athletes and teams.
Estelle could talk on the phone for hours with family and friends. When the opportunity arose, she would seize the chance to go shopping with her sister and daughter. Perhaps her favorite pastime was to attend family dinners. Estelle’s life revolved around her family and she found a deep joy and pleasure in time shared with those closest to her.
With a heart of genuine care and concern, Estelle loved deeply and forgave consistently. Always the loving mother and grandmother, her children and grandchild went to Estelle for everything from advice to a listening ear.
Having taken her grandson under her wing, she taught Michael how to cook. Cooking for the two of them meant more than a good meal, but included a kitchen of messy pots and pans and time shared together while cleaning them up. Her wisdom extended far beyond the walls of the kitchen and into Michael’s everyday life. She taught him how to drive, manage money, and keep a checkbook. Estelle’s life has left its beautiful print on the hearts of those she loved most.
A service to celebrate and remember Estelle’s life will be held by the graveside at Fairview Cemetery on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at 11 a.m.
Estelle is survived by two children, Rose Fields Thompson (Jimmy) and Ricky Fields; her grandson, Michael Gooding (J.C.); great-grandson, Cameron Lee Gooding; sister, Judy Joyner (Robert); and a special friends, Brenda Ethridge.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.