Mozelle Gilliland Fields passed away February 27, 2021 at Hospice House in Pittsboro after a short illness.
Mozelle was born on September 3, 1929, the 6th child of 9 born to T.J. (Budd) and Lila Dixon Gilliland. She graduated from Siler City High School. She met her future husband Grady Fields.
Mozelle and Grady were the parents of two sons; Steve Fields and Tony fields and one grandchild; Brian Fields. Mozelle was preceded in death by her husband Grady, son; Tony, daughter-in-law; Renee Gurley Fields, 4 sisters, Dorothy Marley, Allene Amos, Eunice Moore, Mary Dunn, brothers; Bill, Howard and Ray Gilliland.
She is survived by one son; Steve Fields, grandson; Brian Fields, and sister; Shirley Edmisten.
Mozelle moved to Greensboro after graduation and was employed in the bookkeeping department of Sears & Roebuck. She and Grady lived in Siler City, where she was "floor manager" with Sol Enterprises. They raised chickens for several years for Gold Kist, Inc as well as Townsend Farms. Mozelle later helped with the care of her aging mother-in-law, her parents, sisters and brother. She was a giving person, trying to help others that seemed to be in need and several Christian organizations across the country. She was an industrious lady, she, up until the last few months did her own work at and around her home. With the help of her son and a good friend and helper, Susan White, she lived a busy, productive life. Most of all, Mozelle would want everyone to know that Jesus Christ was the most important part of her life and as she would say "I know, that I will meet him at my homegoing." Well today, February 27, 2021 was that homegoing. We loved her dearly and will miss her beyond measure, but today is also the day she got to see Grady, Tony and all loved ones who know and accepted Jesus as savior.
With all our love, your family.
Mozelle will Lie in Repose on Monday, March 1, 2021 from 1:00-5:00 PM at Smith & Buckner funeral home, 230 North Second Ave., Siler City and other times at the home of her son Steve Fields, 3004 US Hwy 421 S., Siler City, NC 27344. The funeral will be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Oakley Baptist Church, 2300 Siler City-Glendon Rd. with Rev. Jackie Franks and Dr. Jeff Johnson officiating. Burial will follow beside her husband in the Oakley Baptist Church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to West Chatham Relay for Life, Ann McDaniel, PO Box 526, Siler City, NC 27344 or Alzheimer's Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 4600 Park Rd., Suite 250, Charlotte, NC 28209, www.alz.org/northcarolina.
Smith & Buckner is assisting the Fields family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com