Bessie May Roaten Fields went to be with her Heavenly Father on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. Born on Aug. 21, 1929 in Bluefield, Va., she died at the age of 85. She was well known for her love and talent of crafts. Bessie was proceeded in death by her husband of 61 years Eulice Grant Fields, her parents, and 3 sisters. Survivors include Barbara Fields Bassett (daughter) and husband Jim, Vickie Fields Sutliff (daughter) and husband Rob. Grandchildren; Aaron Bassett and wife Tara, Terry Bassett and wife Lea, and Amanda Sutliff Whalen and husband Bobby. Great Grandchildren; Alexis, Logan, and Audra Bassett. Siblings; Charles Roaten and wife Joyce, William Roaten, Barbara Roaten Angles and husband Joe, Betty Roaten, and Peggy Roaten Hecker Numerous nieces, nephews and two special little girls Ella and Abby Bass. Vickie and the family would like to publically recognize and thank the entire staff at Bedford County Nursing Home for the love and care they showed Bessie during her stay at BCNH. A Memorial Service will be held at 3 PM on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Reality Ministries International. Pastor Michael Dodson Jr. Officiating.
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Published in Bedford Bulletin from Mar. 11 to Mar. 12, 2015