Julia Loretta Copeland Fields, daughter of the late Robert Copeland and Byrdene Williams Copeland, was born on July 19, 1955, in Halifax County, North Carolina, and departed this earthly life on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Duke Home Care and Hospice in Durham, North Carolina.
During her early life, she professed faith in Christ, was baptized, and became a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church in Littleton, North Carolina. She later changed her membership to the Carters Chapel Baptist Church in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. After relocating to Durham, North Carolina, she joined the Cornerstone Community Church.
Julia received her formal education in the Halifax County Public School System and graduated from Northwest High School in Littleton, North Carolina. She became employed as a private duty nurse and later as a substitute teacher for many years with the Halifax County Public Schools.
She was formerly married to Fred Fields, Jr. This union was blessed with three children, Natashia, Fred III, and Jennifer Fields. She enjoyed cooking, attending church, helping others, and spending a lot of time with her children and grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her daughter, Nakita Sharmaine Caudle; and two brothers, Warren Lee and Clearance Copeland.
Those remaining to forever treasure the precious times spent with her are her two daughters, Natashia Fields Berry of Whitakers, NC, and Jennifer Fields of Raleigh, NC; her son, Fred Fields III of Littleton, NC; three granddaughters, Shikara Dowtin, Caitlin Fields, and Makiyah Burgess; four grandsons, Jayden Vinson, Quedrith Thomas, Jr., MonTayvious George, and Jabari Burgess; two brothers, Robert Copeland (Ernestine) and Raymond Copeland (Virginia); six sisters, Wanda Williams (Roderick), Octavius King (Earl), Eva Boone (Eakie), Tempie Copeland, Kelly Harris (Landis), and her very special sister and caregiver, Clara Copeland; her great-aunt, Eartie Jones; two other sisters-in-law, Lizzie and Lily Fields; four other brothers-in-law, Charlie, James, John Henry, and Calvin Fields; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
A Memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, May 23, 2014, at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel, 215 US Highway 158, in Littleton, NC. Rev. Dr. Maurice Wallace will eulogize.