April 11, 1926 - February 18, 2020
For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better. Philippians 1:21-23 God in His infinite wisdom has taken Mr. Willie Herbert Whitfield to eternal rest in the bosom of his creator at the age of 93. Mr. Herbert was born April 4, 1926, to the late Sally and the late Mack Whitfield and was reared with his six siblings. Mr. Herbert, who lost his first wife, Mrs. Alice, in 1971, was blessed to have found love again with his second wife, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth for forty-six years until her death three years ago. He was a kind, supportive father of two boys and four girls from his first marriage and he reared his four grandchildren after the death of his daughter, Joyce Anderson. He was surrounded with the love of many grandchildren. Mr. Herbert founded the Whitfield Electric, LLC company in 1955. He was the first black electrical contractor in the State of North Carolina to obtain an unlimited electrical license. Mr. Herbert was very involved in the Lord’s work serving as a Deacon at the St. Paul Church of Christ and as a Deacon at Greene Memorial Church of Christ. Mr. Herbert was preceded in death by two daughters, Joyce Anderson, Diane Johnson; and all of his siblings. Mr. Herbert leaves to cherish his precious memories, two daughters, Frances Whitfield of Durham, NC, Edwina Coley (William) of Virginia Beach; two sons, Willie Mack Whitfield (Vivian), Walter Whitfield both of Williamston, NC; reared as his own, two step-daughters, Dorothy Hickman, Ontra Reddick (Darnell) both of Williamston, NC; five step-sons, Milford Rodgers, Reverend Samuel Rodgers, Horace Rodgers all of Williamston, NC, Johnny Rodgers of Raleigh, NC, Vernell Rodgers (Cynthia) of Windsor, NC; a dear faithful friend, Mr. James Little; a host of grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
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