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Myrtle Jean Fields
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Obituary for Myrtle Jean Fields

Myrtle Jean Sorrell Fields was born in Kerrville, Texas, November 25, 1916. She and her older sister Blanche were blessings of the union of Morris A. and Clara Freeman Sorrell. Myrtle also had four stepsisters: Ruby, Eve, Valena and Maybelle and a half-brother George.

She attended public schools in Wharton County and Galveston, Texas. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Education from Prairie View A&M College. Myrtle's teaching career began in Glen Fora, Texas in 1936 and was completed in the San Antonio Independent School District from which she retired in 1977. She was a dedicated classroom teacher, committed to her second graders for more than 20 years. Myrtle also worked with youth through the City Parks and Recreation Department.

In 1940, Myrtle was united in holy matrimony with Robert F. Fields, and to this union were born Bobbye LeVonne and Harold Eugene. She was a devoted wife and a loving, caring mother. No sacrifice was too great to make for her children. She had great faith and believed in the power of prayer, often blessing our meals with her beautiful, meaningful prayers. Myrtle valued the opportunity to be of service to others; this was evidenced by her caring for other family members when needed.

Myrtle accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age and was baptized at the age of 8. In 1943, she united with Mt. Zion First Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas, where she became active with the Sunday School as well as the work of the mission group. She was often in Bible study classes, desirous of improving her understanding of the Word of God.

Myrtle was a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, San Antonio chapter, and also a charter member of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., San Antonio chapter.

One of the many special blessings of the past year was the celebration of her 100th birthday. She received birthday wishes from our 44th President of the United States Barack Obama and First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama.

Myrtle went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, November 17, 2017. She was truly loved and will be sorely missed.

Preceding her in death were her parents Morris and Clara; her husband Robert; sisters: Blanche, Ruby, Valena,Eve and Maybelle; brother, George; nephews: Joel, Barney, Hollis and Darwin.

Myrtle is survived by her daughter, Bobbye; son, Harold (wife Estella); sister-in-law, Rosa; nieces: Gloria, Cynthia (husband Sohail), Marion, Velez, and Barbara; nephews: Carlos (wife, Norma), and Archer; and a host of loving family members and friends.

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Life Celebration Service




11:00 AM
Mount Zion 1st Baptist Church

333 Martin Luther King Drive
San Antonio, TX 78203





12:45 PM
Meadowlawn Memorial Park Cemetery

5611 East Houston Street
San Antonio, TX 78219

Committal, Closing Prayer, Benediction & Interment


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