Life – Love Journey
Bishop Melvina Fields was a gift from God and also a reflection of God. God blessed her with many spiritual gifts and she used each one of those gifts to Bless others. Bishop Fields will
always be remembered by all that she touched through the word of God, with a warm smile that lit up the world, a hug, a tear of sorrow and joy and always a word of encouragement to others to seek and hold fast to God’s unchanging hands – whether you wanted to hear it or not, in season or out of season-- as she did the will of God as she walked this earth on her Christian journey of Life.
A Time to be Born and a Time to Die:
Melvina Elizabeth Fields, affectionately known as Bonnie was a caring daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. Our Beloved Queen departed this earth after a
heroic battle in the war of heart disease. Where she was victorious over many episodes over the course of many years. Alas, her final battle ended in eternal victory on Monday, April 19, 2021 at the age of 68 at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD. Melvina was born to the late Charles and Francis Warrick on March 28th, 1953 in Easton Maryland.
A Time to Live
Bonnie graduated from St. Michaels High School in 1971. She attended Sojourner Douglas College majoring in business, with a concentration in Human Resources. In 1973, she obtained
her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development from Chesapeake College. Bonnie worked in many capacities regarding the care of children and the training of families. She
became active in the ministry in 1987 and was ordained under the Church of God in May of 1996. In 2010, she was ordained as Bishop Fields under Emmanuel Deliverance Center by the
spiritual direction of Bishop Juanita Worton-Church. Throughout her Christian journey, she primarily worked in the ministry by teaching New Christian Convert Classes and eventually
focusing on the needs of Women. Bishop Fields believed that to see a need, was a mandate to meet that need. She was an advocate for the rights of minorities and underserved populations.
She fought tirelessly for those who were unable to fight for themselves. This drive to serve manifested itself at an early age and became more intense as she grew older. This call to action
resulted in Feed My Sheep Outreach Ministries. Bishop Melvina Fields dedicated her life to serving God by helping others.
A Time to Love
Alvin Fields, her soldier boy, was the love of her life. Alvin and Melvina were united in holy matrimony on February 19, 1972. This union was blessed with three beautiful daughters:
Tyneese, Khedra, and Lesley. Bonnie enjoyed spending quality time with her family. She enjoyed celebrating life. This was demonstrated through the family gatherings, where there was laughter, great food, Bible studies, inspirational words of encouragement and the loving list goes on. One always left her presence feeling supported and empowered. Mom-Mom/Grams adored her granddaughters just as they adored her. There was such a special relationship with each of them to the point where all three declared and proclaimed to be her favorite. She enjoyed nurturing a safe space with her husband. Although she worked outside of the home, she made home a priority. As Melvina went through the pandemic and the many restrictions, she did not let that stop her fellow-shipping and ministering with her family virtually. She continued to take every opportunity to share her ministry to all. She became quite the expert in the world with the belief that the show must go on. The only thing bigger than her love of big hats, was her love for the 3 F's; Faith, Family, and Fellowship.
A Time for Fun
By the way, let us not forget her favorite hobbies -she loved shopping, cooking, decorating for Christmas, displaying and using her treasured, precious heirlooms of crystal handed down from
her mother and grandmother. She didn’t save the crystal for special holidays, she believed everyday above ground with her family and friends was special in the eyes of God. Melvina
loved God, God loved her and that love showed in every aspect of her life. Just a reminder to all, Melvina did not let her illness define who she was, A child of God and she trusted and believed in Jesus and because of his grace and mercy she would be eventually spending eternity with him. She has Victory in Jesus and she has gone home to be with the Lord where every day is a blessing!
A Time to Embrace:
Bishop Melvina Fields leaves to embrace and cherish her memory and rejoice in her eternal victory, her husband of 49 years, Alvin Fields; three daughters: Tyneese Fields, Khedra Fields
Barclay (Kwame) Lesley Fields; Leo (her fur baby); three granddaughters: Kanige Brooks, Nevaeh and Nia Barclay; her Godson: Leon Kenneth Turner III; two brothers: Charles Warrick,
Jr. and Charles (Billie) Warrick Jr. and a host of nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins and friends.
Bishop Melvina Fields was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Charles Warrick Sr., her sister, Sharron, and a brother Terry, and many loving aunts and Uncles.
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