Marian Gunter Fields was born on September 19, 1946 in Columbia South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Willie and Mary Jane Gunter. She transitioned from her earthly life on Monday, January 6, 2020.
Marian known to many as “Janet”, was educated in the public schools of Anderson, South Carolina and Hopkins, South Carolina. In 1963 she graduated from Westside High School in Anderson. She attended Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama where she earned a Master’s in Education.
Marian was employed as a Home Economics teacher at Ball High School in Galveston, Texas. There she participated in various organizations with her most notable role being the President of the Galveston chapter of the Future Homemakers of America. In 1983 she moved back to Hopkins, South Carolina where she worked as a teacher in Richland County. She later left teaching and pursued a career with the United States Postal Service. After serving nearly 20 years with the Postal Service she went back to school and received her Certified Nursing Assistant License from Midlands Technical College. She later provided home health care for the elderly until she retired in 2015.
Marian enjoyed many things in life. However, her true passion was gardening, fishing, visiting casinos and most of all she enjoyed getting to know the Lord. She was a kind, gentle, easy-going and playful person. She loved her family and friends and would do anything she could to help them.
Having had the love and respect of friends and family alike, she leaves to eternally cherish her memory: sons - Samuel (Towanda) Scott, Patrick Scott Sr, Leotis (Michelle) Fields, Willie Charles Fields: siblings- Willie Gunter, Josephine Gunter: grandchildren – Patrick Scott Jr, Ashley (D’Andre) Russell, Tiffany Scott, Kyron Scott, Mikayla Scott and Mya Fields: great-grandchildren – Janelle Goodwin, D’Andre Russell II and Anna Rose Russell.
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