Lauren Jean Fields
December 30, 1955 – May 10, 2021
Lauren Jean Fields, 65, of Chesterfield, Virginia, passed away on Monday, May 10, 2021.
Lauren spent her childhood in Goochland, Virginia, and Wendell, North Carolina. She attended N.C. State University where she played softball. Lauren was an amazing musician, singing and playing percussion with many bands in and around the Richmond area.
Lauren worked at Siewers Lumber and adored her co-workers. She was also a wonderful cook and baker and everyone enjoyed meals and desserts. Lauren volunteered her time and talents with many organizations, including the French Food Festival and the Christmas Bazaar at the Little Sisters of the Poor.
She was predeceased by her parents, Dewey and Christine Fields; and a brother, William “Buddy” Fields. Lauren is survived by her son, Brandon Wright; her sisters and brother, Kay Arnold, Evelyn Howell, Gloria Groome, and Tommy Fields (Joyce); sister-in-law Dianna Fields; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held on Friday, May 28, 2021, at 2:00 pm at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 4400 Beulah Road, Chesterfield, Virginia 23237.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in Lauren’s memory may be made to your favorite charity.
I knew Lauren through business between our two companies. Lauren loved her music, but she also loved food from Parkers BBQ in Wilson, especially their BBQ and Brunswick Stew. We sometimes would send them Parkers food, and Lauren would send us back one of her home baked goodies. Lauren was a very dedicated to her work and her fellow employees, and proud to be a part of the Siewers, Inc. family. Lauren will be greatly missed by her family and friends, and all that knew her. Prayers for her family during this difficult time. Berry Godwin, Stephenson Millwork Co., Inc.
I met Lauren when i needed friend support the most. After becoming an empty nester i was looking to do something that would benefit someone other than myself. I found Women’s Guild at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church. I met many wonder ladies. One who became a quick friend was Lauren. She was a gift from heaven. She encouraged me /pushed me to volunteer, do creative things like crochet and knit. If i had a long day, i could always just stop by her house and chill. she loved her son and pet kids. I’m privileged to have had her in my life if only a few years, but she was an angel. She is singing in heaven now and at rest. Love you Lauren. I so miss you. Yani
I met this wonderful lady through St. Augustine Catholic Women’s Guild. I went with her to hear good music and hear hear her sing. Our last outing was to Williamsburg a great time was held by us girls.
I will sincerely miss her.
I met Lauren over 40 years ago, at one point we worked together and through the years, I met her whole family. she sang in a band, always doing charitable work, every year she was involved with Little Sister of the Poor. One of my most favorite moments was when we went to Trump Winery. We had so many laughs! We had some good memories and that’s what I will choose to remember., verses the pain she has been in these last 4 months. Goodbye my friend, Rest In Peace.
My sweet friend you are going to be missed. We had such good times when I would come into Siewers Lumber. Everyone knew there was going to be laughter coming from the receptionist desk! You talking me into my volunteering at the French Food Festival…..So many great memories. Until we meet again.
Lauren and I were on the same bowling team for years. Lots of fun together. We also played poker and other card games. She always beat me. My husband and I will miss Lauren. She was a special friend.
Loved to hear her sing. She sounded like Patsy Cline. We went several places to hear her sing. I know the band she sang with will miss her too.5
I played music withLauren for about thirty years. We played out, and in the end we just played in my studio every Friday night for years. We didn’t miss many nights. I will miss doing duets with he, as will all the others. We use to say, we didn’t get together to play music, but, to listen to her sing, and boy could she sing. Rest well sweetie,
That wonderful voice, how we will miss it. And what a treat it was to sit beside her for a front row seat to hear her sing. So many songs Lauren performed that I preferred her version to the original artists’. Boulder To Birmingham, Harvest Moon, Crazy,…unforgettable. And all the laughs. I’ll never forget all the laughs we shared. Thank you for it all Lauren.
I have been enjoying her voice for so many years, it is hard to believe she has been silenced. She was a good person and always willing to help her friends. I hope that she is resting well. She will be missed.
RIP dear Lauren. What a fine person you were and what an exceptional singer as well. Hope you are singing still. We are less without you.
She was a beautiful spirit with a voice to match. Will miss playing bass on Harvest Moon with her and her always asking Dave Smith to play El Paso. We had great fun at Jay’s Juke Joint. We’ll keep a seat empty for you on Fridays and continue to play for you. Will miss her dearly. Rest In Peace my friend.
Dear Lauren, in this world you were a lady of great talent, beauty and humility. You were foremost a great mother to Brandon. You were also kind to those in need and a friend to all those around you. I was fortunate to have played music with you and I’ll always remember you telling me that you enjoyed my playing on Stormy Monday Blues as well as The Thrill is Gone. I enjoyed your soulful voice as well!
We are saddened that you have left us but also feel comforted that you have reached you eternal home. We can’t wait to hear you sing again. Please save a chair for us all.