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Genease Ann (Babb) Fields

June 15, 1939 ~ September 6, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old


Genease Babb Fields, age 84, of Sanford, NC, passed peacefully away, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at Central Carolina Hospital.

She was born in Harnett County, NC on June 15, 1939 to the late Omer Lee Babb and Berla Idell O’Quinn Babb.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by son Phillip Foster Fields, Jr.; Laura Leaird, Pam Sykes, Lousie, Eugene and Vadran Bullard.; brothers Clinton Babb, Omer Lee Babb, Jr. father and mother-in-law Wilber H. Fields, Sr. and Ailene Oldham Fields; brothers-in-law Wilber H. Fields, Jr., Jerry Wayne Fields and Halford Allen. 

Genease is survived by her husband, of 61 years, Phillip Foster Fields, Sr.; son Kevin Fields and wife Gigi of Fuquay-Varina; siblings Charles Babb and wife Sylvia of Mamers, Ellen Allen of Cameron; sisters-in-law Janet Babb of Broadway, Jeanette Fields, Warren and Patsy McAllister of Washington, NC; brothers-in-law Van Leaird and Ernest Sykes both of Lillington; grandchildren Luke Fields, Grace Fields, Jake Fields, Turner Davis, Caitlin Davis and many beloved and loved nieces and nephews that she cherished.

She was a member of Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School Teacher for over 42 years and sang in the choir.  She was a member and two-time past President of the Sanford Business & Professional Women (BPW) where she also served at the State level.  She was a retired banker of 43 years of service and was a member of the American Institute of Banking and served as President two terms, which covered Lee, Moore and Chatham Counties.  She was a member of the Sanford Downtown Business Association and served two terms as President.  She was also a Director with the Central Carolina Community College Foundation for over 27 years and served as Treasurer.   In 1991 she was chosen as Sanford Business and Professional Woman of the year.  Genease also was a Miss North Carolina Preliminary Judge for over 20 years, and judged numerous pageants across the State.  She was Co-Chairman of the Miss Lee County Pageant and worked for a number of years with the Miss Lee County Fair Pageant.

The family will receive friends Sunday, September 10, 2023 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.  The funeral will be held Monday, September 11th at 11:00 AM at Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church with Dr. Gary McCollough officiating.  Burial will follow at Buffalo Cemetery.

The family asks that her Central Carolina Community College Board Members and friends sit as a group at the church.

In lieu of flowers, consider donating to Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church, 316 West Main Street, Sanford, NC 27332 or Central Carolina Community College Foundation, 1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford, NC 27330. 

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September 10, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home
600 West Main Street
Sanford, NC 27332

Funeral Service
September 11, 2023

11:00 AM
Jonesboro Heights Baptist


Buffalo Cemetery
1333 Carthage Street
Sanford, NC 27330


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