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Donna Ann Comeaux Fields

January 13, 1938 — November 2, 2023

Donna Ann Comeaux Fields

Donna Ann Comeaux Fields left this earthly life on November 2, 2023.  She passed away peacefully after prayerful goodbyes with her family.  She was born in White Castle, LA on January 13, 1938, to Lester Alfred and Sybil Adams Comeaux, both now deceased.  Also preceding her in death were her husband, Dr. Thomas Henry Fields, Jr, sister, Lesta Marie Levy and granddaughter, Amanda Jordan Cruz. 

She is survived by five children, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  They include:  Thomas Fields III (Tamara) Monroe; Erin “Missy” Shaffett (Sidney, deceased) Monroe; Leazel McDonald (Scott); Dr. Ronald Fields (Julia) Baton Rouge; Charlotte “Lottie” Ross (Ken) Covington.  Grandchildren are Thomas Fields IV, Tara Fields, Sydney Camille Rainey (Jared), Tucker McDonald, McKenzie Christensen (Andrew), Adam Fields,  Alex Fields, Noah Ross, Savannah Ross and great-grandchild, Isaac Bennett.  Survivors also include beloved sister Debbie Warren of Boerne, TX along with many aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews.  Surviving in-laws are Anitra Fields Hall (Larry) of West Monroe and Albert Fields (Sharon) of Monroe.

Donna grew up in Plaquemine, LA and was a 1956 honor graduate of Plaquemine High School.  She loved her high school years and participated in band (clarinet), as a drum majorette, and was a feature editor on the school newspaper.  A special joy was the close relationships she maintained with many of her classmates visiting with them as often as she could.  The women of that class formed such a close bond, they formed a group called “Golden Girls”. They traveled several times through the years to the beach or long lunch dates.

Donna’s education continued with an RN degree in 1959 from Hotel Dieu Nursing School in New Orleans.  Following this accomplishment, she found employment with Plaquemine Sanitarium in her hometown.  Due to her desire to continue her medical training, she went back to school in New Orleans at Charity Hospital School of Anesthesia.  After receiving her degree where her National Board Certification was achieved, she briefly returned to her hometown hospital. Donna met her husband of 55 years when she was still attending Anesthesia School.  They were married in 1962 and moved to Monroe in 1964 where she helped her husband set up the medical office where they both worked until retirement, he in his ENT practice and she as his office and business manager and relief nurse.

During those 55 years she managed to hold memberships and offices in many professional and civic organizations including Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church (parishioner and past advisory board member), Monroe Chamber of Commerce, Bayou DeSiard Country Club, Monroe Junior Charity League (book keeper for cookbook sales), Ouachita Parish Medical Society Auxiliary (President), Louisiana State Medical Society Auxiliary (President), American Medical Association Auxiliary (Board of Directors).

Her greatest interest in life were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchild, Isaac.  Donna always felt while raising them she was cultivating her greatest garden.  She spent many hours in carpooling, helping with school projects and class activities.  At football games her husband, Dr. Fields provided services as team doctor while she stuffed the back of her station wagon with sandwiches, drinks, and snacks for the team.

She was at home in the kitchen where her family and friends enjoyed her meals and culinary experiments.  She possessed a massive collection of cookbooks from places far and wide.  When the meals were finished and the table was cleared, out would come the board games for roaring, lively and sometimes rowdy enjoyment.

Other interests were gardening, jigsaw and crossword puzzles, sewing, reading, traveling (both domestic and foreign) and football games (most notably, ULM, LSU and St. Frederick).

A lifelong love of singing and choral music led her to lend her alto voice to choirs in high school, All-State Choir, St. John Church choir in Plaquemine, Hotel Dieu Nursing School Choir and many years with the choir at Jesus the Good Shepherd Church.

Donna always wore a smile and shared it with everyone she met.  She was a realist and a very busy lady who loved to laugh (even at herself) and who joked that her tombstone should say, “Wait…I’m not finished yet!”.  Her final request that her family, friends, and acquaintances would join in celebration of her life and her love for Jesus and the Holy Trinity at a visitation followed by recitation of the rosary at Mulhearn Funeral Home on Sterlington Road in Monroe and again for a Mass of Christian Burial at Jesus the Good Shepherd Church.

Visitation for Donna Fields begins Friday, November 3rd 5:00-7:00 pm at Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Rd. (Hwy 165 North) Monroe, LA and funeral service will be held at Jesus the Good Shepherd Church, Monroe, LA on Saturday, November 4th at 10:00am.  Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Calhoun, LA immediately following the funeral service.

Pallbearers are Thomas Fields, IV, Tucker McDonald, Ken Ross, Noah Ross, Jared Rainey, Scott McDonald, Alex Fields, Adam Fields. Honorary pallbearer is Isaac Bennett.

The family would like to thank The Gardens of Somerset and St. Joseph Hospice for their constant and excellent care.

In lieu of flowers please consider a gift to one of her favorite charities.  Those include St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Baptist Children Home, Food Bank of Northeast LA, Jesus the Good Shepherd Church Building Fund, St. Frederick’s High School Athletics, or ULM Warhawk Club.

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Past Services

Visitation

Friday, November 3, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Mulhearn Funeral Home - Monroe

2308 Sterlington Road, Monroe, LA 71203

Rosary will be at 6:00 P.M.

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Funeral Service

Saturday, November 4, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church

2510 Emerson St, Monroe, LA 71201

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Interment

Saturday, November 4, 2023

Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery

451 Highway 151 N, Calhoun, LA 71225

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