Jimmie Fields, Jr. was born on August 10, 1960, in Chicago, Illinois to Jimmie and Dorothy Fields. He was the fourth of five children and the only son. Jimmie’s educational career began at attended Ethan Allen and Gladstone Elementary schools. He graduated from Crane High School and went on to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Northeastern University located in his beloved hometown.
Jimmie was very athletic in his youth. This love of sports continued into his adult years. He was an avid and life-long fan of the Chicago Bulls. He coached baseball and basketball youth groups of which he won many awards and trophies. His most treasured pursuit was mentoring young boys and tirelessly helping others. He devoted his time and worked at the Youth Center in Chicago for many years before relocating to San Diego, California.
Shortly after relocating, he continued to pursue his passion for assisting others by working and devoting over twenty years to The Salvation Army Centre City Corps. While living and working in San Diego, Jimmie met the mother of his children, Toni Sullivan. From this union two sons were born: Anthony and Quinton. He was a very dedicated and loving father, son, brother, and uncle.
Jimmie Fields, Jr. was preceded in death by his father Jimmie, mother Dorothy, and sister, Pearlina. Left to treasure his memory are his two sons: Anthony and Quinton; sisters: Sandra, Barbara, and Jimette, and a host of close friends, relatives, and coworkers.
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