Carolyn Fields Willis, the daughter of the late Henry Fields and Rachel Hart Fields, was born on October 25, 1939, in Dorchester County, South Carolina. She was educated in the schools of Dorchester County. Carol was an avid Basketball player at Alston High School. As a result of her excellent athletic record, dedicated service to her school, and the highest standards of conduct and character, she was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame on May 3, 2003.
Carolyn accepted Christ as her Personal Savior at a young age and was a faithful and dedicated member of Baum Temple AME Zion Church. She served in many capacities in the Church, including Ushers Ministry, Steward Board, and Choir Member.
On October 21, 1957, Carolyn Fields was united in Holy Matrimony to the Love of Her Life, William S. Willis. To this union, six children were born.
For eighteen years, Carolyn was a dedicated employee as a Security Guard on the Naval Weapons Station in Goose Creek, South Carolina. Upon retirement, she was employed with the Dorchester County Disabilities Board.
To know Carolyn, affectionately known as ‘Sista Fields,’ was to love her. She had a heart of gold and was the glue that held her family together. She was a nurturer, provider, disciplinarian, Prayer Warrior, and had a love for everyone.
On Wednesday, February 23, 2002, God saw fit to call Sister Carolyn Willis from her work on earth after an extended illness.
She leaves to cherish her fond memories: Her loving Husband of sixty-four years, William S. Willis; four sons: Gregory Willis, Carl Willis (Roberta-Fiancé), Artie Willis, and Kevin Willis (Denitque); two daughters: Gentry Willis and Margie Willis. She has 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Two sisters in laws: Jessie Moore (the late Willie Moore), and Viola Aiken (Charles). She has many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Carolyn was preceded in death by her three siblings: Henry Fields, Jr. Nathaniel Hart, and Barbara Washington.
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