Exi Bell Perry Fields, 94, late of Twin Rivers Independent Living and lifelong resident of Chatham County, died Friday, June 28, 2019 at SECU Jim and Betsy Bryan Hospice Home of Pittsboro. Exi was born in Chatham County on July 20, 1924 to Daniel L. and Otelia Jenks Perry.
Exi was an inspector at Glendale Hosiery for more than 45 years, retiring in her late seventies. She was a member of Hickory Mountain Baptist Church. Exi was a great cook and spent lots of time in the kitchen. When she wasn’t cooking, she could be found dancing. She especially loved babies, children, and dogs. She was happiest when she had any one of them in her lap to love on.
Exi is survived by her son, Van Eugene Fields, Jr. of Brownsville, Texas; one granddaughter, Gina Pike, husband Murphy of Siler City; one grandson, Clint Fields, wife Jessica of Siler City; three Great-Grandchildren, Madilyn Fields, Lillian Pike, and Cooper Fields; one sister Bula Mae Beard; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Van Eugene Fields; son, Jody Lane Fields; brothers A.J. Perry and Fred Perry; and sister Agnes Perry Webster.
The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon at 2pm at Hickory Mountain Baptist Church, 2200 Mt. Vernon Hickory Mountain Road, Siler City and other times at the home of Murphy and Gina Pike. A graveside service will be held at 3pm following the visitation.
The family would like to say a special thank you to all of those who helped care for Exi over the past several yea
Twin Rivers Independent Living Staff, Liberty HomeCare & Hospice, SECU Jim and Betsy Bryan Hospice Home, Christina Stanley and Candace Williams
Memorials may be made to:Twin Rivers Independent Living, 25 S. Rectory St., Pittsboro, NC 27312,SECU Jim and Betsy Bryan Hospice Home, 100 Roundtree, Pittsboro, NC 27312, or to Liberty HomeCare & Hospice, 401 E. 3rd St., Siler City, NC 27344.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Fields family. ONline condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.