|Birth: ||Nov. 20, 1963|
|Death: ||Dec. 24, 1979|
Teresa (better known as Traci) died at 16 years of age from Leukemia. Traci is the daughter of Charles Glen Fields and Sharon Kay Sumner Fields. Her siblings are Kimberly Estelle Fields and Charles R. Fields. Aunt of Sean Matthew Donovan, John Michael & Collin Matthew Fields. Granddaughter of Harry Roscoe Sumner and Martha Elizabeth Altmeyer Sumner Rose. Step-granddaughter of Paul Edward Rose.
Traci loved animals and was able to enjoy being the owner of a horse and a dog. She had a Tennessee Walker named Rebel (even though he weighed A LOT more than she did she could make him mind with no problem). Traci was 5 feet 3 and her weight went down to 68 pounds due to her illness. She also had a poodle named Chantelle. Traci entered Chantelle in a local dog contest every year for about 5 - 6 years. Chantelle had been so well trained by Traci that she won the contest every year she was in it.
Traci was a very brave, loving, and strong individual who was loved and respected by all who knew her. Her epitaph describes her well: FAITH, WISDOM, AND COURAGE FAR BEYOND HER YEARS. Even though Traci was with us for only 16 years, she was and always will be a true blessing in our lives. We thank GOD for her, and we try to live by her example. We know one day we will be together again and we will have a great celebration. We love and miss her very much.
Traci has been proven to be a 5th greatgranddaughter of a Revolutionary War soldier (Robert Thomas Bedwell, born 1759, Delaware - died 1842, Sullivan Co., IN. Robert is buried in Moody Cemetery, Sullivan County, IN., and is listed on findagrave).
Please click on the following link (tribute video) to view a beautiful tribute Traci's brother, Chuck, created for her for her birthday this year (2011). It's absolutely beautiful and a wonderful memorial for Traci.
Tribute Video 11/20/2011
Its been almost 33 years since Traci passed but sometimes it seems like just yesterday. She was a wonderful daughter and is missed so very much. Many tears have been cried for missing her. Many smiles have come from beautiful memories with her.
It seems impossible that Traci would have been 50 years old today. She passed away at the age of 16 years which will be 34 years this Christmas Eve. My family and I will never get over the pain as no family would. She was a very strong, compassionate (also a little devil but in a good way), GOD loving and GOD trusting person. Everyone who knew her loved her.
Faith, wisdom, and courage far beyond her years.
Saint Mary Cemetery
Created by: Traci's Mom
Record added: Jul 24, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5026580