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LaToya Fields Pace

January 31, 1981 ~ February 2, 2021 (age 40)


LaToya “L” Fields Pace

On January 31, 1981  LaToya Lavette Fields Pace entered this world with a joyful and bubbly spirit to her parents, Nikki and Fred Griffin in Springfield, Ohio. LaToya was raised with a strong spiritual background. Throughout her life she used her spirituality to touch other’s lives forever.

She spent her adolescent years in Springfield and Cleveland, Ohio.  At the age of 11, LaToya experienced young fame with her girl group that was discovered by the late Rapper Eazy-E. She enjoyed performing and being on stage.

LaToya was a cheerleader and High School graduate. She later studied Health Science and received her Associates Degree in Health Care Administration from Columbus State.

LaToya came into the world with gifts to serve God and serve others. Some of her youthful talents involved rapping, singing and dancing. Dancing was what she enjoyed the most. LaToya enjoyed praise dancing for the Lord and being a Zumba and Pilate Instructor.

Faith, Fitness, Fashion, Foodie and Favor describes  LaToya. She was a ray of sunshine; if you knew her, you loved her. She was known for lighting up a room with her beautiful smile and little sweet voice. She was known for her love for gospel music, cooking, modeling, shopping, traveling, sense of humor, matching mommy/daughter outfits, capturing photos/videos of precious memories, entrepreneurship, being creative and a motivational mentor of “Teen Talks With LaToya.”

More than any talent, accomplishment, or business venture LaToya loved being a mother and devoted wife. LaToya and Reggie met in 2016 and from there they were inseparable and full of laughs. Her love for her husband is quoted below.

“James, across the ocean in the middle of a Hawaiian Island you said for better or for worst; in sickness and in health... And You Meant It. We've had such an eventful journey, and I'm beyond grateful to have each moment with you. I thank you so very much for all that you are to me and I pray that God will continue to bless and strengthen and reward you for your faithfulness.”

LaToya breathed motherhood. Being a role model and spending quality time with her children came as a calling. She did it with poise, patience, and love that will forever be honored.  LaToya will forever be remembered for being inspiring, loving, silly, bossy, and a woman who loved God.

On Tuesday February 2, 2021 at the age of 40, LaToya transitioned from this life into glory. She was also preceded in death with her grandparents, Warren and Clara White, Maydell Westmoreland and Harold White.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories and her legacy; devoted and loving husband, Reggie Pace; children, Tyrique, Legacy, Laylah, miracle baby Lillian, Reggie Jr., Coleman, and Makayla; mother, Nikki Griffin; father, Fred Griffin; four sisters, MonQueda, Nikella, Arrington, and Ayanna; three brothers, Fred Jr., Cline, and Sabien; cousin-siblings, Charles and Ny’asia; as well as a Loyal God Mother, Renee Meeks; devoted aunt, Rebekah and uncle, Napoleon; special mother, Davia Williams-Stevenson; The Tribe, along with a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, best and close friends.

Donations to the family may be made in her honor at https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-pace-family-reggie-amp-latoya 

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February 9, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
City of Grace
3350 Allegheny Ave
Columbus, OH 43209

Celebration of Life
February 9, 2021

11:30 AM
City of Grace
3350 Allegheny Ave
Columbus, OH 43209

Video is available for this event

Interment following funeral service
February 9, 2021

Please note
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