Fields, Leroy


The Reverend LeRoy Fields was born in Greenwood, La., on October 25, 1888, son of Dr. W. T. and Martha Fields. The family later moved to Shreveport, where he grew up.
He attended the Public Schools of Shreveport and graduated from Central High School. He later received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Southern University and the Bachelor of Divinity Degree from Gammon Theological Seminary.
His first appointment was the Hartzell and Mt. Zion circuit in Slidell, Louisiana where he met and married the former Georgia Anna Foster and they lived together and shared in the work of the ministry the rest of his life.
In 1919 he joined the Louisiana Conference and served a number of pastorates and as District Superintendent. He also served pastorates in the old Lincoln Conference. He retired from First Street Methodist Church in June 1961. Following retirement, he served two years at the Hartzell and Mt. Zion Circuit.
He was a beloved minister of the Louisiana Conference and the communities, which he served. His service was truly ecumenical.
God called him home from his labors on the Saturday morning before Easter, April 21, 1973 at 7:35 a.m. He leaves to mourn his passing his devoted wife, Georgia Foster Fields, one sister, Mrs. Charlotte Harris of Shreveport, Louisiana, a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1973; p. 126 By O. W. Christopher

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